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Plan Your Trip to the C&O Canal

Below, we have gathered some of our best tips and tricks for visiting the C&O Canal. Be sure to download our C&O Canal Explorer mobile app to have the Park in your back pocket as you explore!

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April 2, 2020

C&O Canal Aqueducts

Eleven aqueducts stand along the C&O Canal – some of the most impressive of the canal structures that stand today. Aqueducts transported the canal over streams and tributaries. Several have…
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March 24, 2020

Places for History Buffs Not to Miss

Georgetown from the Canal by Tim Walters Most people think of the C&O Canal as a place for outdoor recreation, but the park is designated as a national historical park…
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March 20, 2020

Remote Places Along the C&O Canal to Explore While Socially Distancing

Towpath near Shepherdstown by Alma Rebekah Hanna During this stressful time of social distancing and isolation, it is critically important you take care of your physical and mental health. Fortunately,…
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February 26, 2020

African American Heritage Sites Along the C&O Canal

The C&O Canal is a great place to experience history! Visitors can learn about the construction of the canal in the mid-nineteenth century, the fierce competition between the C&O Canal…
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September 23, 2019

Brunswick Heritage Museum Highlight

The Brunswick Heritage Museum, previously the Brunswick Railroad Museum, tells the story of Brunswick, Maryland, the B&O Railroad, and the C&O Canal. Whether you are a canal buff, model train…
April 24, 2018

5 Things You May Not Know about the Paw Paw Tunnel

The Paw Paw Tunnel near Oldtown, Maryland is one of the most notable features on the C&O Canal. The Tunnel itself is an incredible feat of engineering, and its construction…