Lockhouse 49

Four Locks is a wonderful example of a canal community. The proximity of four locks being built within 1,530 feet of each other created the ideal situation for families, merchants, and people of all classes to come together to build a community. In its heyday Four Locks boasted 2 stores, 2 warehouses, a dry dock for boat repair, a school, and post office plus a dozen houses. Furnished in the 1920's style, Lockhouse 49 depicts the heyday of the canal community at Four Locks.

If you'd like to learn more, "The Community of Four Locks" provides a wonderful historical perspective on this unique community.

While at Lockhouse 49, don't miss out on all the area has to offer. Washington County and nearby Hagerstown are home to five national parks, eight state parks, and more of the C&O Canal than any other place! Find your next destination at

Towpath Mile: 108.72
Parking: Available
Nearest Communities:
  • Four Locks
  • Clear Spring

Features & Amenities
  • Stove
  • Electric baseboard heat
  • Fire ring and picnic table
  • Water pump nearby (Apr 15-Oct 10)
  • Proximity to boat ramp
  • Two bedrooms with two twins and two trundles each
  • Portable toilet
  • Linens not provided

Click any photo to view all slides of Lockhouse 49.
Photos by: Roy Sewall & Jeff Hutman


  Special Instructions

The Canal Quarters program would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the volunteers who oversee the lockhouses...

"Experience history in Lockhouse 49. Spending the night in a lockhouse is like stepping back in time. Canal Quarters is an opportunity to live the life of as it was..."

To register for a stay at Lockhouse 49, click here to select your dates.

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The proceeds from Canal Quarters registrations support the ongoing efforts of the C&O Canal Trust to protect, restore, and promote the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The lockhouses in the program are overseen and maintained by volunteer Quartermasters for the use and enjoyment of park visitors.

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