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

11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854 Get Directions 
Phone: 301-767-3714


Capital Region
White building along a canal
Photo Credit: National Park Service
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 Billy Goat trail.
Wed-Sun, 9am-4:30pm; closed major holidays.
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October 13, 2019
Very busy on weekends and holidays but this park and visitor center is always a pleasure. Truly a magnificent view and serene place to visit. Hiking, dog walks, biking, and scenic views.
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September 17, 2019
Marianne S
Not much at the Great Falls Visitor's center. Not your typical visitor's center with movie, maps, etc. Although there were tours listed on a board outside and on the website, it didn't seem like...
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September 8, 2019
Brendan O
The tavern is the Visitors Center for this part of the C&O Canal park. You can spend 10 minutes in the tavern. The real must see area is the Great Falls of the Potomac. A few miles outside of DC and...