Williamsport Launch Boat Program

Boats docked at the Cushwa Basin
Launch Boats docked at the Cushwa Basin

Stephanie Spencer

Williamsport, MD is where visitors can view a variety of canal features in one place, including a lift lock and refurbished lockhouse, a railroad lift bridge, a canal turning basin and warehouse, and now a watered aqueduct. Tours are limited to 10 people. Animals are not allowed, with the exception of service animals. Inclement weather may cause tours to be cancelled.

Seasonal Schedule:

Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm.
First Day of 2023 Season: Saturday, June 10
Last Day of 2023 Season: Sunday, September 24

Length and Content:

The tour lasts approximately 40 minutes, and includes an interpretive history of the canal.

How do I get tickets?

Tickets are FREE and available on a first-come first served basis, please stop by the Williamsport Visitor Center on the day you would like to attend. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.

Did You Know?

During the late 19th and early 20th century, 30-foot battery and steam powered boats traveled the canal for leisure and business, contrasting greatly with the 90 foot mule-drawn cargo boats that usually dominated the canal.


Last updated: September 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

142 W. Potomac St.
Williamsport, MD 21795



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