• Historic Shot of Canal Boat on the Canal

    Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

    National Historical Park DC,MD,WV

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Maps and Brochures

Here are a variety of trail maps, site bulletins, and walking guides to help you plan your visit and learn more about the park.

C&O Canal Map

Detail Map Mile 0 to 16.7

Recreational Guide by Milepost

Fossils of the C&O Canal

Park Sub-Districts

Georgetown to Monocacy Aqueduct (Mile 0 to 42.2)

Billy Goat A Trail Hiking Tips

Edwards Ferry

Great Falls Hiking Trails Map

Great Falls Hiking Trail Descriptions

A New Deal on the C&O Canal - a brief history of the CCC at Lock House 10

Pennyfield: Architectural Legacy

Race to the West: Canal and Railroad Clash at Point of Rocks

Monocacy Aqueduct to Hancock (Mile 42.2 to 124.7)

Ferry Hill Place

Williamsport Walking Guide

Four Locks Walking Guide

Hancock to Cumberland (Mile 124.7 to 184.5)

Paw Paw Tunnel

Did You Know?

Monocacy Aqueduct along C&O Canal.

Aqueducts are water filled bridges. Aqueducts carried the canal and boat traffic over major waterways, like rivers. Of the 11 aqueducts built along the canal, the Monocacy Aqueduct is the longest at 516 feet, its seven arches constructed mainly of stone quarried from nearby Sugarloaf Mountain. More...