Potomac Aqueduct

The Aqueduct along the C&O Canal in Georgetown

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From 1843 to 1886, coal boats navigated across the Potomac Aqueduct - actually over the Potomac - on their way via the Alexandria Canal to the wharves of Alexandria, about 7 miles south of here. Later, the aqueduct became part of a trolley line from Rosslyn to Georgetown. If you look across the river, you can still see the only remaining pier.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Last updated: May 8, 2021