Our award-winning Canal Quarters program offers a truly unique interpretive experience, allowing visitors to spend the night in a historic lockhouse. When you stay in one of our lockhouses, you have it to yourself for the duration of your stay while you enjoy the beautiful C&O Canal National Historical Park with your family and friends.
Our full amenities and hybrid lockhouses (Lockhouses 6, 10, 21, and 49) are professionally cleaned between each guest. Cleaning staff focus on high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, furniture, and cooking implements.
Beginning August 1, 2023, our rustic lockhouses (Lockhouses 22, 25, and 28) will no longer be serviced by a professional cleaning crew. Cleaning supplies are provided for guest use in each house. See the individual rustic lockhouse pages for additional information.
Please select a lockhouse below to book your stay!
We accept reservations up to a year in advance.
Questions can be directed to 240-202-2625 or [email protected].
“Walking through the front door transports you back in time 60 years. Remove all the technological trappings and you are left with peace and solitude that is rarely experienced this close to the nation’s capital.”
— John and Matt, Canal Quarters guests
Map of our Canal Quarters Locations
Click on each icon for more information.
Welcome and thanks for your interest in the Canal Quarters program! Each of our seven historic lockhouses have been preserved and are available for you and your family and friends to enjoy a night or three! Step back in time and experience what life was like 60, 90, or 150 years ago!
Each Canal Quarter lockhouse has been furnished with furniture and accessories from a different time period, and each tells a different story about the development of the C&O Canal. We encourage you to spend the night at all seven – each provides a unique experience!
Each Canal Quarters lockhouses can sleep up 8 people. They have been used for romantic couples getaways (including some engagements and weddings!), family getaways and reunions, girls’ weekends, scout troop lodging, and a special place for parties, holidays, and celebrations. They book up fast, so be sure to reserve your date soon!
Please browse all seven of our lockhouses, listed at right. You may also wish to review our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the Canal Quarters program and what to expect during your stay. To compare lockhouses you can use the following links:
Also, be sure to learn about our volunteer Quarter Masters, who make the Canal Quarters program possible, and see the awards the program has received!
Please email [email protected] or call 240-202-2625 with questions.
Click on a lockhouse on the right to learn more and to book your stay.Gift Certificates