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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.

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Canal Quarters

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

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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.

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Canal Towns

Visit these nine unique destinations that border the Canal.

News

Support the Trust in 2020

Help the Trust get off to a great start in 2020!

As a small nonprofit that depends on charitable donations for 77 percent of its revenue, we need your help to continue working to preserve and enhance the C&O National Historical Park! (more…)

Fall Clean-ups on the Canal
This fall has been a busy time for clean-ups along the canal! The Trust has hosted several private events for corporate groups and other volunteers and each has made a big impact. (more…)

Trust Celebrates Accomplishments in 2019
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we would like to thank all of our donors and volunteers for all that they have contributed in 2019 in support of the Trust and our work in the C&O Canal NHP.

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Trust Welcomes New Board Members

The C&O Canal Trust recently welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors, L. Paul Bremer III and Jonathan Warner.

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Need a Gift Idea? The C&O Trust Can Help!

Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! To help you start to plan your gifts for the holiday season, we made a list of great items for the canal lover in your life!
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C&O Canal Explorer
Mobile App

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Stay The Night at a Lockhouse

historic-lockhouse-lodgingCanal Quarters lockhouses offer a historic, recreational, and educational experience like no other. Book your stay today!

Enter our Monthly Photo Contest

The C&O Canal Trust sponsors 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!

Park News

Click here for information on Park projects, closures, and alerts.

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