Operating Hours & Seasons
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is open during daylight hours year round. The Great Falls Tavern, Williamsport and Cumberland visitor centers operate year round, while other park visitor centers operate on a seasonal schedule. All facilities are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For hours of operation and visitor center information please select from the following list of visitor center locations.
Georgetown: Open Weekends, June-August 9:30am - 4:30pm,
1057 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-653-5190
Great Falls Tavern: Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00am-4:30pm
Brunswick: Open Friday, 10:00-2:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00, and Sunday 1:00-4:00
Ferry Hill Place: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Wednesday through Sunday 10:00-4:00
Williamsport: Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00-4:30
Hancock: Open Memorial Day to mid-August Friday and Saturday 9:00-4:30
Cumberland: Open April- December 28, 2013 Daily 9:00-5:00
December 29, 2013 - March 31, 2014: Sunday and Monday - 10:00. 4:00 Tuesday to Saturday - 9:00 - 5:00
Western Maryland Railway Station, Room 100, 13 Canal St., Cumberland, MD 21502
Did You Know?
There are several gold mines in the Great Falls area. The largest of these is the Maryland Mine located at the intersection of Falls Road and MacArthur Boulevard near Potomac, Maryland. Gold was first discovered here by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War.