Support the C&O Canal Trust

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is one of the nation’s most popular Parks, and the C&O Canal Trust is dedicated to preserving it, not just for your enjoyment today, but for the benefit of future generations as well. We work closely with the staff of the Park to fund preservation, conservation, and maintenance projects that increase our visitors’ enjoyment of the Park’s historical, cultural, and recreational gems.

You can view our 2019 Impact Report here.

There are so many ways to support the C&O Canal — Please choose the one that’s right for you.

Our Funding Priorities

Our fundraising is focused on three initiatives: Towpath Forever, Towpath Resurfacing, and Canal Classrooms.

Ways to Give


Join the C&O Canal Trust as a sponsor.


There are a variety of volunteer opportunities with the C&O Canal Trust and the C&O Canal National Historical Park. Learn more here.


Browse our books and apparel — all purchases support the mission of the Trust!