Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber, and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural, and recreational treasures.
184.5 Miles of Adventure
Schedule of Events
Throughout the year celebrations, activities, and presentations are scheduled along the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal.
Fees and Pass information
Entrance fees are collected at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center entrance of the canal.
Information on Field Trips, Curriculum Materials, Professional Development, Canal Classroom Corps, Partnerships
Last updated: June 8, 2018