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C&O Canal towpath winding near the Potomac River
C&O Canal towpath winding near the Potomac River

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The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is rich with cultural, historical, and natural resources spanning 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland.


Our latest news in the form of blogs, news releases, and press kits.

Photos & Multimedia

Check out breathtaking photos, videos, and mobile tours, as well our social media accounts.

History & Culture

The people, places, and stories of the C&O Canal have created the rich history and culture we showcase at the Park.


Understand the unique plants, animals, and geology along the 184.5 miles of the towpath.


Attention teachers and students! Take a look at our innovative education programs.

Kids & Youth

Junior Ranger programs, as well as various kids and youth activities are sure to keep them entertained!


For the latest regulations and Superintendent Compendium, visit our management tab.


Our bookstores are operated by Eastern National.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740


(301) 739-4200
This phone number is answered Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

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