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Address: 210 S Vermont Street, MD 21795
Phone Number: +1 301-223-9556
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The C&O Canal was proclaimed a national monument in 1961 and named a...

The C&O Canal was proclaimed a national monument in 1961 and named a national historical park in 1971.

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AMERICAN CANAL SYSTEM HISTORY ~ A STEP BACK INTO THE 1800’S

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The C&O Canal National Historical Park has six visitor centers from Washington, DC north to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dover, New Hampshire

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The C&O Canal National Historical Park has six visitor centers from Washington, DC north to Potomac, MD. During our visit, we learned that this canal was 184½ miles long and had 74 lift locks and 11 aqueducts. The elevation span was 605. The C&O Canal was... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural serenity running north From Georgetown in DC for 184 miles. I choose to venture along the path early in the morning to avoid the crowds that congregate at Great Falls in Maryland. I ride the bike path at least monthly and... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great walk in C & O canal park this morning. Very good approach, ample parking, superb access areas for watching great falls and great walking track for walking, jogging, cycling etc.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It was a great place to explore and walk with the kids. Very quiet and informative. We really enjoyed it.

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I've been to other locations on the canal, and this one is very good. We did visit during a pretty heavy round of thunderstorms, but that even made it more unique. The views around are fantastic, the trails for hiking and biking are wonderful and the museum provides a lot of insight that isn't around at the other sites further... More 

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Sutton, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had visited Great Falls Park in June with my mom. While on our multi-national park tour, my boyfriend and I decided to stop there and add the Maryland side to our trip as well. This park did not disappoint! You get a different viewpoint of the falls, and if you're there on the right day, you can even take... More 

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Mid Atlantic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Have biked the entire 184 Mile Trail several times as well as other trails in the East Coast. The canal is by far my favorite. The scenery is outstanding and the amount of wildlife you see is unbelievable. DC AND Cumberland and the other towns on the canal are very bike friendly. Bike a section or the whole thing you... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had a late day stroll along the canal pathway. Beautiful, scenic treelined path gave a refreshing and cool shade as we walked along the Potomac.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural serenity running north From Georgetown in DC for 184 miles. I choose to venture along the path early in the morning to avoid the crowds that congregate at Great Falls in Maryland. I ride the bike path at least monthly and... More 

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Hedgesville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

My family lives near the C&O canal and it is so relaxing and beautiful. The landscape is well taken care of and there are many restaurants in Hancock and Berkeley springs that are amazing to check out. I am proud to live in such a beautiful area and can go biking on the trail, have access to the Potomac for... More 

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