Great Falls Canal Boat Rides

 

Enjoy a Boat Ride

Join us for a unique experience along the C&O Canal! Enjoy a ride aboard the replica Charles F. Mercer canal excursion boat and learn more about the people who lived and worked along the canal. Park staff will operate the canal locks and boat just as they would have in the 1870's when the canal was bustling with boat traffic from Georgetown to Cumberland.

Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center

11710 MacArthur Blvd
Potomac, MD 20854
301-767-3714

A ticket is required to attend a boat ride. Tickets are free of charge and available at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. Tickets will be available one hour prior to the start of each ride:

Ride times:
11:00 a.m. (tickets become available at 10:00 a.m.)
2:00 pm (tickets become available at 1:00 p.m.)

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.

  • Program lasts approximately 45 minutes
  • There is a maximum of 50 people per ride
  • Tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center
  • Tickets are available beginning 1 hour before each scheduled program

Canal boat rides are scheduled to run Saturdays and Sundays, July 2, 2022 - September 4, 2022. See the park's events calendar for a complete schedule.

Please note that boat rides will not be offered July 16-17, 2022.


Visit Field Trips for programs both on and off the canal boat.


Last updated: September 15, 2022

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Mailing Address:

142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport , MD 21795

Phone:

301-739-4200

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