One of the many interpretive signs in the park sharing information about the multiple historic structures.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is visited by over 5 million people every year! Being 184.5 miles long, there are numerous places to start your visit and ways to enjoy the Park in every season!
If you only have a few hours to enjoy the Park, start your visit at one of our Visitor Centers
located up and down the Canal.
If you have an entire day add on one of the many activities you can enjoy along the towpath: