C&O Canal National Historical Park Headquarters

Biking along C&O Canal Photo
The 184.5 mile long canal was once a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River. Today, biking, hiking and history exploration are popular activities.
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1850 Dual Hwy, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD
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Rated 4 by J4077BLmichaelh

April 23, 2024


Great place to bring a kayak or canoe

We enjoy our nation's historical sites and this one is a real treat. There's a C&O canal museum featuring many historical photos and stories. What a life it must have been to be a canal merchant...

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Rated 5 by Arthur G

September 23, 2023

Arthur G

Take a cruise back into history.

We visited the Williamsport part of the Canal. A volunteer at the visitor's center showed us photos and shared much information. We got a free ride on a canal boat, over a viaduct and down to the...

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Rated 4 by X9877OPcathyc

November 21, 2022


Amazing sights & history; too bad visitor centers close by 11/1.

Lived in MD all my life; never been to Williamsport C&O Canal access (Cushwa Basin). VERY interesting sights, especially considering the very limited available technology at the time of original...

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