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September 26, 2016
Autumn Ranger-Led Bike Tours at Williamsport
C&O Canal National Historical Park invites you to enjoy the season along the Potomac River each Sunday afternoon this October!

September 20, 2016
Steve Dean Culvert Presentation
Steve Dean will be presenting a one hour presentation on the culverts of the C&O Canal NHP on Saturday, September 24th at 10:00 am in the Trolley Barn at the Cushwa Basin Visitor Center in Williamsport, MD.

September 19, 2016
Georgetown C&O Canal Restoration Kicks Off
Georgetown Heritage and the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) are beginning a multi-year restoration of the first mile of the C&O Canal in Georgetown.

September 16, 2016
Federal Advisory Commission
The purpose of the Commission is to consult with the Secretary of the Interior, or her designee, on general policies and specific matters related to the administration and development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

September 12, 2016
Campsite Reservation Transition
The C&O Canal will now be moving towards an online reservation system for all of its drive in campgrounds.

September 09, 2016
NPS Receives Grant
NPS receives field trip grant from the National Park Foundation.

September 02, 2016
Paw Paw Tunnel Hill Trail Hike
The C&O Canal will be conducting a ranger led hike over top the Paw Paw Tunnel on Saturday, September 17.

August 30, 2016
Launch Boat in Williamsport Schedule Changes
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park will offer launch boat tours in Williamsport through Labor Day Weekend (including Monday).

August 23, 2016
Find Your Park and Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service
The National Park Service is turning 100 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 the following free events

August 22, 2016
Celebrate 100 years of National Parks
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Invites you to a Centennial Celebration for the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday!

August 12, 2016
NPS Extends Public Comment Deadline
The National Park Service (NPS) has extended the deadline for the public comment period for an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to September 14, 2016.

August 05, 2016
Water Level at Potomac River Dams 4 and 5
The lower water levels in the Potomac River will be maintained until Monday afternoon on August 8th in order to complete all required inspections.

August 05, 2016
Celebrate a Centennial of Campfires
Sing songs and listen to stories from across America’s National Parks as well as night-time themed canal stories!

July 29, 2016
Georgetown Water Levels Temporarily Lowered
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park will begin draining the watered canal section for five days from Fletchers Cove (Towpath Mile 3) to Georgetown (Towpath Mile 0).

July 25, 2016
VIP Speaker Series: Culverts
Steve Dean will be presenting a one hour presentation on the culverts of the C&O Canal NHP on Saturday, July 30th at 10:00 AM at the Ferry Hill Plantation House in Sharpsburg, MD.

July 22, 2016
Water Level at Potomac River Dams 4 and 5 to Be Lowered to Allow Inspection
On August 1 through August 5, 2016, the water level of the Potomac River reservoir impounded by Dam #4 and Dam #5 will be lowered.

July 15, 2016
Centennial of Campfires
Celebrate a Centennial of Campfires at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern

July 08, 2016
Strangers Along the Canal: Civil War Encampment
Civil War living history weekend with the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center located at 11710 MacArthur Boulevard, in Potomac, Maryland.

July 08, 2016
Paw Paw Tunnel Evening Tour
Looking for the Light – A Night at the Paw Paw Tunnel will take visitors back and forth through time, meeting historic characters from the tunnel’s past, during a 2-mile roundtrip lantern-led program.

July 05, 2016
New Orleans Jazz on the C&O Canal!
Join us at the C&O Canal at Williamsport as we welcome the Centennial Band to Maryland with a family-friendly, free public concert.

July 01, 2016
Independence Day Celebrations at the C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) National Historical Park will celebrate the nation’s birthday on July 1st-4th at the Great Falls Tavern.

June 30, 2016
NPS Seeks Public Comment on Potomac Submerged Channel
The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public comment on an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) to construct a proposed offshore submerged channel intake in the Potomac River.

June 29, 2016
Modern Canal History
After weeks of rising expectations, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) National Historical Park is proud to announce the Western Maryland Railroad Lift Bridge at Williamsport, the only bridge of its kind along 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal, has been raised and secured in position.

June 22, 2016
Centennial Artwork Unveiled
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) was pleased to unveil an original painting by internationally known artist Mark Stutzman at the annual Heritage Days Festival in Cumberland, Maryland on Saturday, June 11th, 2016.

June 15, 2016
C&O Canal Great Falls Tavern Events
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) National Historical Park will celebrate the “Good Old Days of the Canal Era” this weekend, June 18th-19th, at the Great Falls Tavern located at 11710 Macarthur Boulevard Northwest, Potomac, MD.

June 09, 2016
C&O Canal Water Drainage
C&O Canal drains water from Fletchers Cove to Georgetown.

June 06, 2016
C&O Canal Celebrates Cumberland Heritage Days and 100 Years of NPS!
C&O Canal National Historical Park will be offering a series of programs on Saturday, June 11, 2016 as part of the annual Heritage Days Festival in Cumberland, Maryland.

May 26, 2016
C&O Canal in Western Maryland Provides Replica Launch Boat Tours and More
C&O Canal in Western Maryland Provides Replica Launch Boat Tours and More Visitor Services Beginning Memorial Day Weekend.

May 19, 2016
Biodiversity Events at the C&O Canal
The C&O Canal is joining national parks across the country to celebrate biodiversity.

May 10, 2016
National Park Service Seek Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for National Capital Region Parks
The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington D.C. region through June 9, 2016. Comments are accepted online or by mail.

April 15, 2016
7th PA Volunteer Infantry
On April 16 and 17, 2016, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park will host a Civil War living history weekend with the 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

April 06, 2016
2016 Canal Boat Excursion Season Begins
Nineteenth-century mule-drawn canal boat excursions have resumed for the Spring of 2016 at the Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, MD.

March 17, 2016
Celebration of Irish History at the Historic Great Falls Tavern March 19
Come explore and discover the story and song of the Irish at the Great Falls Tavern located in the C&O Canal National Historical Park on March 19

March 10, 2016
Replanting in Montco
Park will begin replanting at Swains Lock Hiker-Biker Campground and Rileys Lockhouse Day Use Area in Montgomery County.

February 18, 2016
George Washington Ball
On Sunday, February 21, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., the day before George Washington’s 284th birthday, the Great Falls Tavern will again ring with happy voices and the swish of waltzing hoop skirts, as the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park hosts Dr. Larry Keener Farley and his 19th-century dance ensemble for an afternoon of Civil War-era dance. Visitors will not only enjoy the music of Gilmore’s Light Ensemble, but will be encouraged to join in on the fun.

February 08, 2016
C&O Canal NHP Announces Conococheague Aqueduct Rehabilitation Funding Provided through the NPS Centennial Challenge Program
C&O Canal NHP Announces Conococheague Aqueduct Rehabilitation Funding Provided through the NPS Centennial Challenge Program

February 05, 2016
Winter Programs at the Great Falls Tavern
The Great Falls Tavern will be hosting several afternoon talks and presentations in the final weeks of winter.

February 03, 2016
C&O Canal Celebrates African American History Month
The C&O Canal celebrates African American history month with events and classroom visits.

January 23, 2016
Plowing and emergency response efforts continue in national parks in the Greater Washington Area
Plowing and emergency response efforts are far from over in national parks in and around the Nation’s Capital. All national park programs are canceled, and facilities will remain closed through at least Sunday.

January 21, 2016
C&O Canal NHP Cautions Visitors During Snow and Ice Events
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) urges park visitors to use caution during the snow and ice event predicted for the park beginning on Friday, January 22.

January 20, 2016
Temporary Closure of C&O Canal Towpath in Carderock Area
Temporary Closure of C&O Canal Towpath in Carderock Area

January 06, 2016
Celebrate C and O Canal National Historical Park’s 45th Birthday and the National Park Service Centennial on January 8 and 9
Join C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) to celebrate its 45th birthday on January 8 in Cumberland, Md. and January 9 at Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, Md.

December 30, 2015
Towpath Repair and Resurfacing
Towpath repair and resurfacing will be taking place between mile markers 117-123 starting January 4th.

December 28, 2015
C&O Canal New Year's Day Centennial Events
C&O Canal NHP celebrates the 2016 Centennial Year with park events

December 18, 2015
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Announces New Chief of Business Management
Dr. Daniel Filer, formerly the Partnerships Coordinator for the C&O Canal, will assume his new role as Chief of Business Management on December 27th.

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.

July 18, 2015
Ferry Hill Plantation in Sharpsburg, Maryland Hosts Events on July 18 and July 25
The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal NHP) announces Ferry Hill Plantation House (Ferry Hill Place) in Sharpsburg will be hosting events on Saturday, July 18, 2015 and Saturday, July 25, 2015, in conjunction with the upcoming National Park Service Centennial.

June 17, 2015
C and O Canal partners help expand outreach to WV youth
On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, local students participated in a check hand-off event with members from Freedom’s Run, Eastern Area Health Education Center (EAHEC), and the C&O Canal National Historical Park (C&O Canal) at the Cushwa Basin in Williamsport, Maryland.

 

 

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