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June 30, 2016
Summer Programs at Great Falls Tavern
Summer Programs at Great Falls Tavern!

October 15, 2015
Entrance Road Improvement Project
Starting October 5, 2015 through January 12, 2016, safety improvement work will be performed on the entrance and access roads in the Great Falls Tavern area in Potomac, Maryland.

September 18, 2015
Rabid Deer Killed After Charging Park Ranger
Visitors advised to report contact

September 17, 2015
C&O Canal Welcomes 4th Grade Students Through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
New national program encourages families and classes to visit National Parks. Starting September 1st, 4th grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov.

September 14, 2015
Battle of Shepherdstown Commemoration
C&O Canal NHP will be hosting a unique Living History event in the area around Ferry Hill Plantation and Lock 38 on the C&O Canal on Saturday and Sunday, September 19 and 20, just across the Potomac River from Shepherdstown, WV. This event will not only commemorate the 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, but will offer visitors a glimpse into the lives of African Americans at Ferry Hill and working the Canal during the Civil War years. The free event takes place over two days.

August 18, 2015
C and O Canal Will Celebrate Williamsport’s Canal Days on August 22 and 23
The National Park Service is turning 99 years old on August 25 and C&O Canal National Historical Park wants you to join the party! Come visit the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, MD and celebrate with free events Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23.

June 30, 2015
Re-Release of the C and O Canal Handbook
The revised Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Official National Park Handbook has been re-released by the C&O Canal Association and is available for sale in C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Centers or on-line at www.candocanal.org/store.html and at www.eparks.com/store/.

June 11, 2015
C and O Canal NHP Issues a Finding of No Significant Impact FONSI for Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock Md
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is issuing a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland.

June 05, 2015
Songs of the Canal Era 19th Century Musical Diversions at the Historic Great Falls Tavern
Join us on Saturday June 6, (rain date of Sunday June 7) for the Washington Revels Maritime Voices performance at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. This 19th century musical ensemble will revive songs featuring life on the canals and waterways of 19th-Century America as well as other traditional songs from the time period. The program is outdoors and will be offered at 11:45 and 2:15.

June 05, 2015
C and O Canal Announces Cumberland Heritage Days Programs
Cumberland, Md. - The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) will celebrate the 47th Annual Heritage Days Festival in Cumberland with several events at Canal Place on Saturday, June 13, 2015

May 20, 2015
C and O Canal in Western Maryland Provides Replica Launch Boat Tours and More Visitor Services Beginning Memorial Day Weekend
Williamsport, MD – The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) welcomes visitors to the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, Canal Place in Cumberland, Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsburg, Bowles House in Hancock, and Brunswick Visitor Center starting Memorial Day weekend.

May 12, 2015
Fee Increase
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) will charge increased entrance, amenity and camping fees beginning June 1, 2015, only in locations where fees currently are collected.

May 12, 2015
Carderock Picnic Pavilion and Marsden Tract Group Campsite Reservations Go Online
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has transitioned to an online reservation system for its two group recreation fee sites in Montgomery County, Maryland: the Carderock Picnic Pavilion and Marsden Tract Group Campground. The new reservation system will simplify the process for groups who will now be able to instantly access calendars to check availability and access detailed information about the facilities.

May 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for 15 National Capital Region Parks
Washington – The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes. Comments are being accepted through June 10, 2015 and can be submitted online.

May 11, 2015
Towpath Repair and Resurfacing Mile Post 74 - 76
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park announces the award for towpath repairs between Mile Marker 74 – 76, just above Lock 38 to Snyders Landing Boat Ramp. This work will start approximately the 11th of May. The total construction period will run approximately 2 months. The towpath will remain open to visitors with only minor (5 to 10 minute) delays expected.

April 27, 2015
Water Pumps Working Along the C and O Canal NHP Towpath
In preparation for the summer season, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park has turned on all water pumps and drinking fountains along the towpath.

April 14, 2015
Find Your Park at C and O Canal NHP during National Park Week
“Find Your Park” while you explore 184.5 miles of history, natural features, and recreation along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park during National Park Week from April 18-26. On April 18 and 19, the C&O Canal NHP will offer fee free days, while also hosting special programs for National Junior Ranger Day on April 18. The park will also feature 3 volunteer events to show your “Canal Pride”.

April 06, 2015
Washington DC Area National Parks Join Find Your Park Movement
National capital region parks join national parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com. To inspire area residents to find their park and to help engage a new generation of park stewards, area parks will offer fee free days on April 18 and 19. Several area parks will also offer special programs throughout National Park Week, which runs April 18-26, and on National Junior Ranger Day, April 18.

March 12, 2015
NPS Still Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) would like to remind the pubic of the on-going comment period to inform a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015.

February 10, 2015
National Park Service Accepting Comments on White-Tailed Deer Management Plan for Two Historical Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) is requesting public input in developing a White-tailed Deer Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for Harpers Ferry and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal national historical parks. A joint plan is being developed because both parks face similar issues caused by high densities of deer. Public scoping comments are being accepted through March 20, 2015

February 06, 2015
C and O Canal NHP Revises Fee Proposal
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) is revising its proposal to increase and expand entrance and other fees park-wide. Last month the park proposed expanding fee collection to include charging a park-wide recreation fee. At this point, we’re midway through robust public meetings. Having heard concerns over the proposal for new fees, the park has decided to rescind its proposal to expand fee collection.

February 03, 2015
New Venue Announced for C and O Canal NHP Public Meetings on Fee Proposals in Glen Echo MD and Shepherdstown WV
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) has changed the venue for the Glen Echo, Maryland public meeting for February 5, 2015 to the Washington Waldorf School, 4800 Sangamore Road, Bethesda, MD from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. The venue for the Shepherdstown, West Virginia public meeting for February 11, 2015 has been changed to the Storer Ballroom at the Shepherd University Student Center, 210 North King Street, Shepherdstown, WV, from 6:30-8:00 PM. Both meetings will discuss the park’s proposal to increase and expand entrance and other fees park-wide. Interested citizens are invited to discuss the proposed fee increases at this public meeting.

January 30, 2015
Winter Programs at the C and O Canal in Great Falls Maryland
Join Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park rangers and volunteers at the Historic Great Falls Tavern for interpretive programs and activities during the winter season. Until March 29, 2015, visitors can participate in a Ranger’s Choice Program starting at 2:00 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Example of program topics include exploring 19th century life at Great Falls, taking a hike with a ranger, discovering the diversity of nature or participating in a lock demonstration. Please call ahead to confirm programs in the event of inclement weather. There is an entrance fee to the park of $5.00 per single vehicle. Programs are free of charge.

January 22, 2015
New and Updated Locations Announced for C and O Canal NHP Public Meetings on Fee Proposals
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) has added public meetings in Hancock, MD. and Shepherdstown, W.Va. and rescheduled the meeting in Brunswick, MD. to discuss the park’s proposal to increase and expand entrance and other fees park-wide. The updated meeting schedule is as follows:

January 22, 2015
Public Comment on Proposed Georgetown Non-motorized Boating Development Plan
The National Park Service (NPS), is accepting public scoping comments through Feb. 19 on preliminary alternatives for the Georgetown Non-motorized Boathouse Zone Development Plan and Environmental Assessment (Plan/EA). The NPS will hold a public meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss the project, which will study options for levels of development and services to support non-motorized water and recreational use along the Georgetown Waterfront.

January 15, 2015
Public Meeting in Brunswick Maryland to Discuss Proposal for C and O Canal NHP to Increase and Expand Entrance and Other Fees Park wide
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) will be holding the first of four public meetings on January 21, 2015, at the Brunswick City Hall, Council Meeting Room, 1 West Potomac Street, Brunswick, MD 21716 from 6:30-8:00 PM to discuss the park’s proposal to increase and expand entrance and other fees park-wide. Interested citizens are invited to discuss the proposed fee increases at this public meeting.

January 13, 2015
Ice Skating Safety for C&O Canal National Historical Park
The park cautions visitors regarding ice skating.

January 05, 2015
C and O Canal Invites Feedback on Proposal to Increase and Expand Entrance and Other Fees Park-wide
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) in compliance with a nation-wide review on updating entrance fees is inviting the public to comment on proposed entrance and other fee increases. Fees collected at the park are critical to the park's operation, and 100%of the fees collected at the C&O Canal are invested in park projects that improve facilities and experiences for park visitors.

December 19, 2014
National Park Service and Outdoor Foundation Select C and O Canal Association as 2014 Challenge Cost Share Program Recipient
Today the National Park Service and the Outdoor Foundation announced recipients of the 2014 Challenge Cost Share Program, which supports projects that promote urban outreach, youth engagement and connecting people to the outdoors. The partners selected 20 projects, from 187 applications, and will award nearly $400,000 that will be matched by an additional $885,000 in direct and in-kind contributions from recipients. A total of 14,000 youth are expected to be engaged through the program.

December 17, 2014
C and O Canal Hiring Local Educators at Great Falls in Potomac MD
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) seeks local educators to assist with delivery of new park education programs in Montgomery County, Maryland. The C&O Canal Trust, the park’s official non-profit partner, will offer a daily stipend to educators. A training workshop will be held for new recruits in February 2015 at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. Educators will work side-by-side with park staff to deliver outdoor education programs along the historic canal towpath and the Potomac Gorge area.

December 12, 2014
Public Meeting on Fletchers Cove River Access
C&O Canal National Historical Park to host a public meeting to solicit input on Fletchers Cove river access

December 11, 2014
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park announces new Deputy Superintendent
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) is pleased to announce John A. Noel has been selected as the park’s Deputy Superintendent effective November 16, 2014.

November 24, 2014
Holiday Music at the Great Falls Tavern
Come and join in the festive mood of the holiday season at the Great Falls Tavern in the C&O Canal National Historical Park. On Sunday, December 7th at 1:00 pm, join the Gilmore’s Light Ensemble as they perform 19th century holiday music and carols at the Great Falls Tavern. The Gilmore’s Light Ensemble plays and sings traditional 19th century music using hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and accordion wearing clothing of the mid-1800’s. The concert lasts from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm and is free. Light refreshments will be served. There is an entrance fee to the park of $5.00 per single vehicle.

October 14, 2014
Towpath Restoration at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
CABIN JOHN, MD – The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will be conducting towpath repairs from mile marker 5 (Lock 5) to mile marker 7 (Lock 7). Repairs include fixing eroded towpath areas, as well as resurfacing of the towpath. Work will take place during the hours of 6:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M, Monday through Friday. Visitors can expect delays in this area of up to 15 minutes and are urged to use caution while visiting this area of the park. Repairs are expected to begin October 14, 2014 and take approximately 6 weeks.

September 26, 2014
C and O Canal Seeks Interested Parties for Short Term Agricultural Lease in Allegany County
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is seeking interested applicants for the agricultural use of two parcels of land in Allegany County: • 61-acre parcel of land referred to as the “Paw Paw Farm”, located in Oldtown, Maryland • 14-acre parcel of land referred to as the “Town Creek Farm”, located in Oldtown, Maryland. The land can be used for hay and/or pasture. Agricultural use permits will begin on April 15th, 2015 and will be issued for a one-year period.

September 26, 2014
C and O Canal seeks interested parties for short term agricultural lease in Washington County
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is seeking interested applicants for the agricultural use of a 36-acre parcel of land in Washington County. The available parcel is referred to as the “Park Head Farm” and is located in Big Pool, Maryland. The land can be used for row crops and/or hay. Agricultural use permits will begin on April 15th, 2015 and will be issued for a one-year period

September 22, 2014
C and O Canal National Historical Park to host a public meeting for the restoration of canal operations at Hancock Maryland
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public meeting on the Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland, Environmental Assessment. The public is invited to an Open House on September 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Hancock Town Hall, 126 W. High Street, Hancock, MD, where the public can review information about the project and ask questions of staff specialists.

September 08, 2014
C and O Canal invites public to comment on canal restorations at hancock maryland
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a public review of the Restoration of Canal Operations at Hancock, Maryland, Environmental Assessment, September 2014.

September 03, 2014
C and O Canal ramps up outdoor education for Montgomery County students thanks to partner support
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 11:00, students from Chevy Chase, Maryland, were the first to experience the new curriculum-based canal boat ride aboard the Charles F. Mercer, a reproduction packet boat.

August 28, 2014
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from the National Park Foundation
– Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is one of 65 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park’s Canal Classrooms Education Program empowers student-driven discovery and learning along 184.5 miles of historic canal towpath. Engaging school aged students in science, math, history, engineering and technology, Canal Classrooms features opportunities to connect with tens of thousands of students across grade levels, content areas and school districts.

August 14, 2014
Sunday Circle Talk at Ferry Hill Plantation Saving History in the National Park Service
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) welcomes visitors to the Sunday Circle Talk at Ferry Hill Plantation (Ferry Hill Place) on Sunday August 17, 2014, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

July 31, 2014
C&O Canal Hiring Local Educators at Great Falls in Potomac, MD
C&O Canal Hiring Local Educators at Great Falls in Potomac, MD

July 31, 2014
C&O Canal Hiring Local Educators
CUMBERLAND, MD – The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) seeks local educators to assist with delivery of the new education programs in Allegany County for the fall. The C&O Canal Trust, the park’s official non-profit partner, will offer a daily stipend. A training workshop will be held for new recruits August 27-29, 2014 at the C&O Canal Classroom at Canal Place in Cumberland, Maryland.

July 28, 2014
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is one of 28 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The Park Stewards Grant will support the development of a Citizens Scientists Program at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park developed in partnership with the Washington County Public Schools’ Claud E. Kitchens Outdoor School at Fairview and a South Hagerstown high school science teacher.

June 13, 2014
Towpath Breach
Towpath breach below Dam No. 5 on the C&O Canal

May 28, 2014
Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsburg Maryland Opens for Summer Weekends
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) announces the weekend opening of the Ferry Hill Plantation House (Ferry Hill Place), located in Sharpsburg, Maryland. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from10:00am to 3:00pm, Ferry Hill Place welcomes visitors, free of charge, to catch a glimpse into Civil War and C&O Canal History. The exhibit center at Ferry Hill Place will be open every summer weekend throughSunday, August 31, 2014.

May 16, 2014
National Capital Region Park Area Closures
Due to flooding area National Park sites have short term closures.

May 16, 2014
DC Water investigating Possible Sanitary Sewer Overflow in C and O Canal National Historical Park
DC Water is investigating a possible Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) overnight in C & O Canal National Historical Park.

May 09, 2014
Capital Crescent Trail Now Open Following Clean-up and Repairs
Capital Crescent Trail Now Open Following Clean-up and Repairs

April 30, 2014
Big Slackwater Bridge Reopened
Replacement work completed

March 31, 2014
C and O Canal Big Slackwater Bridge Replacement
Boat Ramp Closed while repairs to bridge are completed.

February 18, 2014
Repairs slated to begin on towpath near Cumberland
Towpath delays possible

February 18, 2014
CSX to perform work near Lock 74
Work near Lock 74

October 25, 2013
Temporary Bridge Closure near Fletchers Boat House
The National Park Service is temporarily closing the small bridge leading to Fletcher’s Boat House located in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

June 18, 2013
Visitor Safety Improvements along Capital Crescent Trail
Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) hikers and bicyclists should anticipate construction on June 20th, 2013, as the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park makes improvements to the Water Street entrance following increasing concerns for public and visitor safety.

April 26, 2013
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Celebrates National Park Week with the Opening of TRACK Trails for Children
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park dedicated two new TRACK Trails for children during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 26.

April 24, 2013
Canal Trust Provides Donation to Support Park Education Program
C&O Canal Trust donation helps support the development of park-wide curriculum-based education programs.

April 17, 2013
Paw Paw Tunnel Rock Slide Removed Towpath Reopens to the Public
Paw Paw Tunnel Rock Slide Removed, Towpath Reopens to the Public

April 02, 2013
Paw Paw Tunnel Rockslide Update
Superintended Kevin Brandt announced today park crews began clearing stone debris off of the canal towpath just downstream of the Paw Paw Tunnel.

January 22, 2013
Paw Paw Tunnel Closed
A rock slide occurred sometime on January 20, 2013 and has blocked a 100 foot section of the towpath

November 09, 2012
Anglers Towpath Repairs
Saturday November 17, 2012 C&O Canal National Historical Park to Host Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Anglers

April 19, 2012
Explore The Chesapeake And Ohio Canal During National Park Week In April 2012
Stretching 184.5 miles from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown near Washington DC to the mountainous region of Western Maryland, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park offers visitors endless opportunities to explore history, experience nature and enjoy recreation!

April 19, 2012
Spend The Night Along The Chesapeake And Ohio Canal
Whether it's your first time to visit the C&O Canal or you are a regular visitor, a variety of year-round activities and programs appeal to all ages and interests!

April 11, 2012
Canal Place Heritage Area Management Plan Update Public Open House And Agency Scoping
The scoping meeting will afford the public the opportunity to learn about potential plan components, comment on those elements, and suggest other components for consideration within the plan.

March 16, 2012
Public Comment Being Sought On The Sharpsburg Water Intake Upgrade Environmental Assessment March 2012
The National Park Service, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, is conducting a 30-day public review of the Sharpsburg Water Intake Upgrade Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect, March 2012.

March 15, 2012
Tugboat Recovered From Potomac River Near Big Slackwater Construction Site
The reconstruction of the towpath at Big Slackwater has been underway since late summer 2010.This project will restore a section of the C&O Canal towpath that was destroyed by flooding in 1996.

March 05, 2012
City of Brunswick Joins Steward Program at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
The Canal Steward Program engages individuals and groups in a long-term relationship with the C&O Canal National Historical Park in which they become caretakers of a designated site within the park.

February 13, 2012
NPS Seeks Public Comment on the Shepherdstown Battlefield Environmental Assessment
The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a special resource study of Shepherdstown Battlefield in West Virginia and Maryland, located near the town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

January 10, 2012
C and O Canal Rangers Mourn the Loss of One of Their Own
Margaret had been a park ranger at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park from 2004 to 2008.She was 34 years old and leaves behind her husband Eric, also a park ranger at Mount Rainier NP, and two young children.

January 06, 2012
Battle of Hancock Civil War Commemoration
In early January of 1862, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson ordered the surrender of the town of Hancock. The Town was an important transportation site, on the C&O Canal and the National Road.

November 16, 2011
Deer Killed By Dogs Off Leash
Over the few past years, C&O Canal park staff have seen a number of problems stemming from dogs off leash, including people being bitten, dog fights, lost dogs, and other wildlife harassment incidents.

November 16, 2011
Investigation Underway for vandalized C and O Canal Restroom Facilities
A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for setting the fire.

November 16, 2011
Towpath to be repaired at Anglers Breach - Parking Affected
Repair work will require periodic closures of all parking areas across from the Old Angler's Inn on McArthur Boulevard, as well as the lower drop off lot. Alternative parking is available at Carderock (2 miles east) and Great Falls (2.2 miles west).

November 15, 2011
Sycamore Island Pedestrian Bridge Reopens
During the recent closure bridge decking was replaced, structural maintenance was completed, and the bridge was painted.The steel truss bridge dates back to the early 1900's

October 15, 2011
Catoctin Aqueduct Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Catoctin Aqueduct, one of the 11 aqueducts along the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The C&O Canal is the most intact and impressive example from America's 19th century canal building era.

October 06, 2011
Paw Paw Tunnel Trail Dedication
The C & O Canal National Historical Park has recently installed a series of new wayside exhibits and directional signage along the 2 mile-long Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail.

October 01, 2011
Bluegrass Event October 2011
Friends and families bring a chair and come enjoy local musicians playing bluegrass favorites. The event is free and open to the public.

September 30, 2011
National Park Service to host Catoctin Aqueduct Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Catoctin Aqueduct, one of eleven aqueducts located along the 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Catoctin Aqueduct was known as the most beautiful aqueduct on the Canal. On October 31, 1973, two of the three arches of the 139-year-old Aqueduct collapsed from frequent flooding.

September 14, 2011
C and O Canal Events During Hancock Apple Festival
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park will feature a variety of programs during the Hancock Apple Festival, September 17 – 18, 2011, in Hancock, Maryland.

August 23, 2011
Canal Family Reunion During Williamsport Days
Have you ever wondered what life was like for families who lived and worked on the C&O Canal nearly 100 years ago? Along the 184.5 mile-long C&O Canal that extends from Georgetown to Cumberland there are families who trace their ancestry to the old waterway.

August 10, 2011
Ranger Led Programs August 2011 in Hancock
For more information on events and programs or to schedule a group tour please contact the visitor center at (301) 745 – 5877 or visit the website at www.nps.gov/choh.

August 01, 2011
Ranger Led Programs August 2011 near Hancock
A description of C&O Canal National Historical Park programs and events during the month of Augustion 2011 near Hancock, Maryland.

July 12, 2011
Enjoy bluegrass music by local musicians at the Bowles House Visitor Center in Hancock, Maryland.
Bring a lawn chair and come enjoy the festive atmosphere along the canal. The event is free, open to the public and will feature live bluegrass music by local musicians and artwork by local artists who will bring their easels to paint and sketch during the afternoon.

July 01, 2011
July 2011 C and O Canal Program Schedule for Hancock
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park will feature ranger led programs for youth and adults during the month of July at the park's historic Bowles House Visitor Center located at 439 E. Main Street, Hancock, Maryland.

June 30, 2011
Retreat Through Williamsport Civil War Weekend
Reenactors march down the C&O Canal towpath during the Retreat Through Williamsport Event.

June 30, 2011
The 2nd Annual Retreat through Williamsport Civil War Weekend will be held July 6th through July 10th, 2011, in Williamsport, Maryland.
All programs are free to the public and will begin at the C & O Canal's Cushwa Basin Visitor Center located in Williamsport, Maryland.

June 09, 2011
The National Park Service announces temporary closure of the C&O Canal National Historical Park boat ramp facility located near Brunswick, Maryland from June 13 – 15, 2011.
The temporary closure is a result of CSX closing the South Maple Crossing closest to the C&O Canal National Historic Park to replace rails and ties, and install a geometry change to improve train safety.

June 09, 2011
Further information about this project is located on the National Park Service Planning, Environment & Public Comment website http://parkplanning.nps.gov/choh.
The National Park Service will be accepting public review comments beginning June 13, 2011 through July 15, 2011.The draft Environmental Assessment presents information on projected impacts to park resources from the proposed project to Restore Canal Operations at Williamsport, Maryland.

June 06, 2011
Join us to recall life along the towpath and share your canal stories!
If your family history is associated with the C&O Canal or if you would like to hear the stories of others, please join us in recalling life along the old waterway!

June 01, 2011
C adn O Canal Holds Youth Events During National Trails Day
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in partnership with the Williamsport Rotary Club will feature the Fifteenth Annual Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 4, 2011.

June 01, 2011
63rd Annual Battie Mixon Fishing Rodeo in Oldtown, Maryland
The C and O Canal will feature the 63rd Annual Battie Mixon Fishing Rodeo on Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The rodeo is free for youth ages 15 and under.Bring your own bait. Prizes and trophies will be awarded.

May 20, 2011
High Water Forces Closure of Many Park Areas
The C&O Canal responds to high water by closing park areas.

May 16, 2011
C and O Canal Presents the 2011 Summer Program Schedule for Allegany, Washington and Frederick Counties.
The C & O Canal National Historical Park announces the 2011 summer program schedule for the area between Cumberland, Maryland and Point of Rocks, Maryland.

April 26, 2011
Plans to restore historic canal launch boat operations are underway.
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park revealed a replica canal launch boat on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the Cushwa Basin Visitor Center in Williamsport, Maryland. This launch is being tested and evaluated by the National Park Service. Five replica launch boats will be received by the C&O Canal over the next few years.

April 08, 2011
Closure at Mccoys Ferry
Campground temporarily closed.

April 08, 2011
Canal Discoveries at the C&O Canal NHP
Learn about the C&O Canal on this new web-based site.

April 06, 2011
Canal Discoveries
Learn about the canal with this new web-based site!

April 06, 2011
McCoys Ferry Campground Temporarily Closed
McCoys Ferry Temporarily Closed.

October 12, 2010
Work underway to remove recent flood debris from the arches of the Monocacy Aqueduct and nearby boat ramp.
Work underway to remove recent flood debris from the Monocacy Aqueduct arches and nearby boat ramp.

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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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