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.
ADA Accessible
Admission/Tickets Required



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March 19, 2019
Don L
Usually, the Tavern is a great experience and the canal boat ride is a must for children. The boat enters and exits the operational wooden canal locks with the tow line pulled by lovely four-legged...
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February 4, 2019
The whole area is torn up by construction, the boat isn't running, the staff are angry and uncommunicative, and the volunteers have all quit.
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November 7, 2018
The Billy Goat offers a challenging trail that is good for all ages. It offers amazing views of the Potomac River and ends close to the Great Falls overlook. This is a must do attraction when in...