• Coal Cargo Boat in the middle of the Canal being pulled by a mule team on the right hand side.

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

Operating Hours & Seasons

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is open during daylight hours year round. The Great Falls Tavern 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, directions and visitor center information please select from the following list of visitor center locations.

Georgetown: Closed for 2014 season,

1057 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-653-5190

Great Falls Tavern: Open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00-4:30
11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854, 301-767-3714

Brunswick: Open Thursday and Friday, 10:00-2:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00, and Sunday 1:00-4:00
40 West Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716, 301-834-7100

Ferry Hill Place: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day Friday through Sunday 10:00-3:00
Sharpsburg Pike, MD 21782
For information call the Williamsport Visitor Center at 301-582-0813

Williamsport: Open Wednesday through Sunday, 9:00-4:30 CLOSED Dec. 22, 2014-March 3, 2015
205 W. Potomac St., Williamsport, MD 21795, 301-582-0813

Hancock: Closed for 2014 season
439 E. Main St., Hancock, MD 21750, 301-745-5877

Cumberland: Open Daily 9:00-5:00 WINTER HOURS Dec. 28, 2014-March 30, 2015, Sunday-Monday 10:00-4:00 Tuesday- Saturday 9:00-5:00, Also CLOSED 12/26,1/2, closing at 12:00 on 12/24 and 12/31 Western Maryland Railway Station, Room 100, 13 Canal St., Cumberland, MD 21502
301-722-8226

 
overview of Lock 20
Lock 20 located at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center.
NPS photo

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