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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February 7, 2020
February 3rd, my 50th birthday, turned into a sunny, spring-like day. Lovely. I wanted to spend my birthday outdoors due to the beautiful weather. I had never visited the Maryland-side if Great Falls...
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November 10, 2019
Caroline R
This place has unbelievable beauty, it is exquisite, and I find I feel so restored when I visit it. It can be for a short or long walks, for hiking or kayaking or simply to breathe fresh air. It is...
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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.