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C&O Canal Historical Park

210 S Vermont Street, MD 21795
+1 301-223-9556
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Great place to spend an afternoon

Have visited the park on multiple occasions and it's always an enjoyable day. While the public... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
jaimeelsabio
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Maryland
Bicycle in Quiet Serenity

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Pyranhadoc
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Alexandria, Virginia
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The C&O Canal was proclaimed a national monument in 1961 and named a national historical park in 1971.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“great falls” (15 reviews)
“access points” (2 reviews)
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210 S Vermont Street, MD 21795
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Have visited the park on multiple occasions and it's always an enjoyable day. While the public facilities are a little better at Great Falls park on the other side of the river, the C&O has the historical aspect with the old tavern and the canal...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural serenity running north From Georgetown in DC for 184 miles. I choose to venture along the path early in the morning to avoid the crowds that...More

Thank Pyranhadoc
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great walk in C & O canal park this morning. Very good approach, ample parking, superb access areas for watching great falls and great walking track for walking, jogging, cycling etc.

Thank amit2007
Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was a great place to explore and walk with the kids. Very quiet and informative. We really enjoyed it.

Thank ReneeH3
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I've been to other locations on the canal, and this one is very good. We did visit during a pretty heavy round of thunderstorms, but that even made it more unique. The views around are fantastic, the trails for hiking and biking are wonderful and...More

3  Thank jfwilder
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I had visited Great Falls Park in June with my mom. While on our multi-national park tour, my boyfriend and I decided to stop there and add the Maryland side to our trip as well. This park did not disappoint! You get a different viewpoint...More

Thank JB1982Butterfly
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Have biked the entire 184 Mile Trail several times as well as other trails in the East Coast. The canal is by far my favorite. The scenery is outstanding and the amount of wildlife you see is unbelievable. DC AND Cumberland and the other towns...More

Thank EliMidAtlantic
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We had a late day stroll along the canal pathway. Beautiful, scenic treelined path gave a refreshing and cool shade as we walked along the Potomac.

Thank Dlstew65
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural serenity running north From Georgetown in DC for 184 miles. I choose to venture along the path early in the morning to avoid the crowds that...More

1  Thank Pyranhadoc
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

My family lives near the C&O canal and it is so relaxing and beautiful. The landscape is well taken care of and there are many restaurants in Hancock and Berkeley springs that are amazing to check out. I am proud to live in such a...More

Thank bdobbi01
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