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 5 by zabrde

October 20, 2022


Great Place

Beautiful midweek day in October. Very few people. No entry fee. Nothing open for refreshments. Water level was low. Probably spectacular if higher.

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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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