Photo by Paul Graunke
The year 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park joining the National Park Service system. The C&O Canal National Historical Park preserves and interprets the 19th-century transportation canal from Washington, DC, to Cumberland, Maryland, and its associated scenic, natural, and cultural resources. It also provides visitors with a wealth of opportunities for education and outdoor recreation along its 184.5 miles and 20,000 acres.
The next 50 years could be the most critical in the Park’s history. Make a gift today to the C&O Canal Trust’s Next 50 Years Campaign, and join us in supporting, protecting, and preserving one of the most visited spaces in the national park system.
Recent 50th Anniversary News
September 12, 2021: Trust Raises Over $150,000 at Picnic in the Park
February 10, 2021: C&O Canal Photo Competition Announced, See Call for Photographers