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 daily 9:00-5:00
Did You Know?
The Paw Paw Tunnel is 3,118 feet long and is lined with almost six million bricks. The 2/3 mile long tunnel saved the canal builders almost six miles of construction along the Paw Paw bends of the Potomac River. The project took twelve years to complete. The tunnel was only wide enough for single lane traffic.