For Immediate Release:
September 22, 2006
Contact: Faye Walmsley
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park announces tenth annual Life and Death on the C & O Canal special event.
On Saturday, October 21, 2006, join costumed park rangers and volunteers for a one hour guided tour to witness historic vignettes of strife and death that occurred during the canal’s history. Visitors can learn about the struggles, accidents, epidemics and the American Civil War that plagued the men and women who lived and labored along the canal. Tours start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and continue every 15 minutes thereafter. Last tour is at 9:00 p.m. Parental discretion is advised.
Reservations are required for the event and will be taken starting on Sunday, October 1st at 9:00 a.m. Payment is required at the time of the reservation. Cost is $6.00 for adults, ages 14-61, $4.00 for seniors 62 and older, and for children 4-14. Children 3 and under are free. Call 301-767-3714 to make reservations.
“Visitors can experience the human struggles of the C & O Canal during its history by attending the ‘Life and Death on the C & O Canal’ program at the Great Falls Tavern.” said Superintendent Kevin Brandt.
The Great Falls area of the C & O Canal National Historical Park is located at the intersection of Falls Rd. and MacArthur Blvd. in Potomac, Maryland. For more information about Life and Death on the C & O Canal event and the park, call 301-767-3714.