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  • Rock Creek Park

    Young Planetarium

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM

    Calling all kids! Learn about the twinkling stars and wandering planets during this introductory astronomy program.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Williamsport Replica Launch Boat Rides

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. This free, 1-hour program takes visitors from the Cushwa Basin to lock 44 and back.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Williamsport Replica Launch Boat Rides

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. This free, 1-hour program takes visitors from the Cushwa Basin to lock 44 and back.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Ranger Led Walking Tour

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Join one of our rangers for a walking tour of the Great Falls area.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Lock Demonstration

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Time: 2:30 PM

    See a working lift lock in action!

  • Rock Creek Park

    Creature Feature

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Children are invited to assist a ranger in the feeding of the Nature Center's live critters...

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Great Falls Canal Boat Rides

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:30 PM to 2:30 PM,3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Take a ride on the mule-drawn Charles F. Mercer

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Cumberland Canal Boat Replica Tours

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Take a tour of the life sized replica canal boat.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Williamsport Replica Launch Boat Rides

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. This free, 1-hour program takes visitors from the Cushwa Basin to lock 44 and back.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Williamsport Replica Launch Boat Rides

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Enjoy life on the canal during a replica canal launch boat program at Williamsport. This free, 1-hour program takes visitors from the Cushwa Basin to lock 44 and back.

  • Civil War Defenses of Washington

    Fort Dupont Summer Concerts

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    The popular Fort Dupont Summer Concert Series returns. Bring your family and enjoy live music in the park, starting July 29. *Music Lineup TBA

  • Theodore Roosevelt Island

    Island Safari

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

    Join a ranger for a guided walk through some of Theodore Roosevelt Island's wild times--both human and natural. Meet at the footbridge, near the bike racks.

  • Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

    FORT DUPONT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Lockhouse 70 Open house

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Visit a restored lockhouse and discuss the significance and operation of the canal with park staff or volunteers.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Open Lockhouse 75

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Visit a restored lockhouse and discuss the significance and operation of the canal with park staff or volunteers.

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    Cumberland Canal Boat Replica Tours

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Take a tour of the life sized replica canal boat.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles)

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 ¾ miles) The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Remember the sacrifices of Americans when visiting the memorials that honor them.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

    Ranger Talk. Many veterans have put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heartrending accounts of a world at war.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    "Living in Troubled and Frightening Times"

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¼ miles). It is April of 1917 when the United States joins Russia, Britain, and France in the Great War. What is America's role?

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

    The Challenge of the Paw Paw Tunnel

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM,1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Meet a park ranger for a talk and walk to learn about the Paw Paw Tunnel.

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