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A magical night under the stars in the C&O Canal National Historical Park!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Historic Great Falls Tavern
C&O Canal National Historical Park
Potomac, MD 20854

Tickets are $175/person*.

Park After Dark is the only event of its kind to be held within the grounds of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Guests will enjoy the natural splendor of the Great Falls area and the historic Tavern, while learning more about the Trust and the Canal.

This year, the C&O Canal Trust’s Sixth Annual Park After Dark fundraiser promises great food by Corcoran Caterers, tasty libations, and delectable desserts, along with unique auction items, a visit from the Canal’s mules, and a roaring camp fire.

The attire for the evening is “Canal Chic.”

($125 of the $175 ticket price is tax-deductible).
Attendance is by ticket only. Tickets are limited and available on a first-come basis.
This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.

Sponsorships Available

Sponsorships are available for Park After Dark. Learn more about these opportunities here.

Volunteer at Park After Dark

The Trust needs volunteers to help us make Park After Dark a success!

Tasks include setting up, welcoming and directing guests at the event’s registration table, serving and bussing tables, monitoring the photo booth, tending the camp fire, and helping to clean up.

The work will take place at the Historic Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, MD on Friday, September 16 (from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for set-up; Saturday, September 17 (from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.) the day of the event; and Sunday, September 18 (from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) for clean up.

Student Service Learning hours are available, and dinner will be provided on Saturday evening.

Registration is required. Click here to register. For more information, please contact Becky Curtis at or 301-745-8888.

Thank You to Our 2016 Park After Dark Sponsors!