Canal Community Stories

To celebrate the C&O Canal National Historical Park, we are featuring a new series called Canal Community Stories, adapted from the popular 50 Canal Stories that were published as a commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Park in 2021. You can read the 50 Canal Stories here.

Each story will take a look at a person’s relationship with the C&O Canal. Whether an NPS ranger, a volunteer, or a visitor, everyone has a story to tell about the canal! If you want to share your story, submit it to us at the link here, email it to us at or post it on your social media feeds with the hashtag #MyCanalStory.