Projects Past and Present
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
The 184.5 mile-long Chesapeake & Ohio Canal NHP follows the Potomac River fromin Georgetown, Washington, D.C., to the terminus in Cumberland, Maryland, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. The archeology of the Potomac River valley is exceptional as the river buries and protects the record of the people who lived here and traveled through the valley – from caribou hunters to canal boatmen.
Follow the links below to learn more about projects in the park:
- Archeology and History of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (PDF format: 8.4MB)
- C&O Canal Upper Segment Archeology Presentation (PDF format: 5.6MB)
- Oldtown, Maryland
- Paw Paw Tunnel Worker's Camp and Brickworks