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Contact: Kelly Fox, 301-491-1123
Contact: Emily Hewitt, 301-582-0813
Evening programs are a proud tradition in our National Parks dating back to the first ranger programs.As we celebrate the National Park Service Centennial year, please join the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) National Historical Park to commemorate a century of campfire programs with the National Park Service. Sing songs and listen to stories from across America's National Parks as well as night-time themed canal stories!
Campfires will take place at the C&O Canal's Antietam Creek Campground, located at 17850 Canal Road in Sharpsburg, Maryland and at the Great Falls Tavern, located at 11710 MacArthur Boulevard in Potomac, Maryland.
The programs will be held on Friday, August 12 from 8:00-9:00 pm. The events are free and open to the public, however, the Great Falls Tavern historic area has a entrance fee of $10 per vehicle. The makings for s'mores will be provided for guests as long as they last, but we do recommend that visitors bring folding chairs in order to enjoy the enchanting campfire along the canal. The programs are designed as fun for all ages!
Parking at Antietam Creek Campground can be found along Canal Road in Sharpsburg. Parking for Great Falls can be found at the Great Falls Tavern parking lot.
Check our Website and Facebook page for additional special event information and ranger-led programs.www.nps.gov/choh,www.facebook.com/chesapeakeandohiocanal Join in the conversation this summer! #CandOcanal #great falls #towpath #mules #potomac #NPSCentennial. Please call the Visitor Center at 301-739-4200 for more information.