Read about the canal's construction or operation. Learn about its arrival in Cumberland, MD, the western terminus. Find out about the many floods that hit the canal, the canal's role in the Civil War, the receivership era, and women's roles along the canal. Read about prehistoric archeology in the park.
Still want more information? The Historic Resource Study, done by Harlan D. Unrau in the 1970s and published in 2007 is available free. It's a huge file in pdf format, so it may take an extended amount of time to download. Although some information in the publication may now be considered out of date, it is an invaluable resource and a good jumping off point for more research.