Saturday, September 17, 2016


C&O Canal Trust constructs new bridge at Marsden Tract in Potomac


Stay inside a lockhouse and discover what it was like to live and work along the canal.


Welcome to the C&O Canal Trust

The official nonprofit partner of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

Funding Priorities

Towpath Forever

Ensuring that the towpath and its resources are here forever.

Canal Classrooms

Exposing thousands of students to outdoor education programs along the Canal.


Canal Quarters

Step back in time as you spend the night in one of six historic lockhouses.


Canal Discoveries

Learn about the C&O Canal with these Virtual Ranger programs.

Canal Pride Days

Canal Pride Days

Volunteer your time to help conserve the C&O Canal.


Canal Towns

Visit these nine unique destinations that border the Canal.


C&O Canal Trust’s Installation of New Bridge at Marsden Tract kicks off Centennial Celebration in C&O Canal National Historical Park

The C&O Canal Trust constructed a new bridge over the canal at Marsden Tract over the weekend of April 21-24, 2016. (more…)

C&O Canal Trust Appoints New Director of Development: Patricia Barber to Join Trust March 1, 2016

The C&O Canal Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Barber as its new Director of Development effective March 1. (more…)

C&O Canal Trust signs agreement to become fiscal agent of Friends of Fletchers Cove

C&O Canal Trust Board Chair Michael C. Mitchell and President Robin Zanotti have signed an agreement with the Friends of Fletchers Cove, becoming that group’s fiscal agent. (more…)

C&O Canal marks 45th anniversary of becoming a National Park

The C&O Canal’s rich history begins over 180 years ago with its infamous groundbreaking ceremony on July 4, 1828, but its life as a National Historical Park only began 45 years ago on January 8, 1971(more…)

Stay The Night at a Lockhouse

historic-lockhouse-lodgingWhether planning your next thru-ride, a short bike trip, or just a family outing, Canal Quarters lockhouses offer a historic, recreational, and educational experience like none other. Book your stay today!

Enter our Monthly Photo Contest

Get out your cameras! The C&O Canal Trust is sponsoring a monthly photo contest highlighting the best photos you have taken of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Find out how to enter here!


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