Canal Quarters:
Reserve Your Stay Back in Time!

“Walking through the front door transports you back in time 60 years. Remove all the technological trappings and you are left with peace and solitude that is rarely experienced this close to the nation’s capital.”
— John and Matt, Canal Quarters guests

Welcome and thanks for your interest in the Canal Quarters program! Each of our six historic lockhouses have been preserved and are available for you and your family and friends to enjoy a night or three! Step back in time and experience what life was like 60, 90, or 150 years ago!

Each Canal Quarter lockhouse has been furnished with furniture and accessories from a different time period, and each tells a different story about the development of the C&O Canal. We encourage you to spend the night at all 6 – each provides a unique experience!

All six Canal Quarters lockhouses can sleep up 8 people. They have been used for romantic couples getaways (including some engagements and weddings!), family getaways and reunions, girls’ weekends, scout troop lodging, and a special place for parties, holidays, and celebrations. They book up fast, so be sure to reserve your date soon!

Please browse all six of our lockhouses, listed at right. You may also wish to review our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Canal Quarters program and what to expect during your stay.

Also, be sure to learn about our volunteer Quarter Masters, who make the Canal Quarters program possible, and see the awards the program has received!

Please email or call 301-714-2233 with questions.

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Lockhouse 6

Lockhouse 6
Near Brookmont
At mile marker 5.4
Full amenities


Lockhouse 10
Near Cabin John
At mile marker 8.8
Full amenities


Lockhouse 22
Near Potomac
At mile marker 19.6


Lockhouse 25
Near Poolesville
At mile marker 30.9


Lockhouse 28
Near Point of Rocks
At mile marker 48.9


Lockhouse 49
Near Clear Spring
At mile marker 108.7
Electricity only

Map of our Canal Quarters Locations

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