C&O Canal National Historical Park-Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center

White building along a canal Photo
The Great Falls Tavern area of the C&O Canal features a visitor center, replica canal boat rides, an overlook of the Great Falls of the Potomac and the Billy Goat trail.


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11710 MacArthur Blvd
Potomac, MD
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Rated 4 by Nutsforvacation

September 11, 2022


Visitor center, boat ride and falls

This visitor was once a tavern along the C&O Canal including a honeymoon sweet on the top floor. Note: it is a small visitor center, but keeping that in mind it does a good job explaining the...

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Rated 5 by jbwhitehouse

August 30, 2022


See Locks, Tow Path, and Great Falls

Wonderful hiking and walking trails, good towpath, interesting locks #17-19, and varied overlooks. The boats were not running and the Visitor Center was closed. We could not determine when and if...

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Rated 5 by gr8bertino

April 14, 2022


Great Falls - Maryland Side

I have been several times to the Virginia side of Great Falls and hiked all trails. This was, however, my first time on the Maryland side. Although both are beautiful, the Maryland side was even...

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