Visit: The Park is open 365 days a year
Visitor Center Hours:
9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Wednesday through Sunday
(Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
11710 MacArthur Blvd.,
Potomac, MD 20854
Join: Check out our calendar for special events year round!
Ride: A mule-drawn canal boat in 2019
Learn: About the history of the Great Falls Tavern
A canal and a river, the agents of men and nature, entwined their destinies to create the many-faceted story of Great Falls Park, Maryland.
The Great Falls of the Potomac is perhaps the finest scenic phenomenon in this metropolitan area encompassing the Nation's Capital; while the adjacent Chesapeake and Ohio Canal with its historic Great Falls Tavern is a gem of the Nation's colorful past. Here, the natural and the historical are wedded indivisibly to form one total environment of awesome beauty and compelling interest luring thousands of people each year for a variety of recreation pursuits.
- Saul Schiffman, Chief of Interpretation, 1969