Kids & Youth

Welcome to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park! There's tons to do for kids of all ages, both at our park and on our website!

 
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The C&O Canal is 184.5 miles of fun! From biking on the towpath, to nature walks, to exciting living history demonstrations - there's something for kids of all ages! Check out our Canal Kids in the Park page for more information about what you can do when you visit the C&O Canal.
 
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Canal Kids Online

Can't make it to the park? No worries! We've got all kinds of C&O Canal fun for you online! Head over to our Canal Kids Online page for games and activities that you can do at home.

 
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Every Kid in a Park

Hey fourth graders! In celebration of the National Park Service turning 100, come see America's natural wonders and historic sites. The Every Kid in a Park program allows every fourth grader and their family to visit parks for free.

Get a voucher for a free park entrance pass at everykidinapark.gov. Bring the voucher with you when you visit the Great Falls area of the C&O Canal. The pass admits the 4th grader, other children, and up to 3 adults.

 
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Junior Ranger Program

Become a C&O Canal Junior Ranger! To learn more about how you can join us in preserving and protecting our National Parks, visit the Junior Ranger page.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone:

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

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