Paw Paw Tunnel Towpath Open
The rockslide at Paw Paw Tunnel towpath has been cleared. The towpath is now open for hikers and bikers.
Georgetown Boat Rides Suspended
Boat rides at Georgetown are suspended until further notice. For a mule-drawn boat ride please contact Great Falls Tavern.
Social Networking Media
Stay connected and learn what is happening at the C&O Canal National Historical Park. We want to connect with you and keep you connected to us, by meeting you at the places you are currently at, and where you expect us to be. Learn more below.
Meet the Team
Wondering who is behind those initials you see in parenthesis after each post we share? To meet C&O Canal's Social Media Team, click here.
Follow @candocanal on Twitter and receive updates on breaking news in the park, social events, and "what is happening now".
It's nearly impossible to keep tabs on all of the events, places, and people within 184.5 miles, until now. The official C&O Canal National Historical Park Facebook page allows you to share your experiences with others and connect with park staff. Each week, we'll share park events, post photos and videos, engage in conversations, ask canal trivia questions, and tell you "what is happening now"!
Are you looking for a picture of C&O Canal for your publication, school project, PowerPoint or next viral video? Go to our Flickr site and download public domain pictures for free. Please, however, credit the appropriate photographer and the National Park Service. We'll be adding images on a continual basis, so check often and feel free to leave comments there as well.
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.