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Great for Cub Scout field trip to learn about local history.

Informative displays and friendly staff. It is hard to believe experiencing a piece of local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Potomac, Maryland
Pretty area.. but Viz Ctr meh....

The area, esp. the walk-out to the falls is extremely beautiful and breathtaking!! The... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11710 Macarthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love visiting Great Falls Visitor Center but with some additional budget, the building can be remolded and interior need major improvements. Looking forward to see this investment available soon. The management can look for private donations at least. I am happy we kept this...More

Thank Vesna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative displays and friendly staff. It is hard to believe experiencing a piece of local history only 15 minutes away from the concrete jungles.

Thank ZachNate
Reviewed 8 July 2018

The Great Fall Tavern Visitor Center is the information center and museum on Great Fall Maryland side. The Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center was built as an inn and tavern for those travellers through the C&O Canal. According to the history, the inn was open...More

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The area, esp. the walk-out to the falls is extremely beautiful and breathtaking!! The Tavern/visitor center is only of medium interest, but some guide dioramas/displays of the past.

Thank CaptainEd9
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is a small but interesting Center, showing the history of the region. We spent about fifteen or twenty minutes here, and enjoyed it. The discussion of the Canal was worth the stop. As well, the staff were kind and helpful.

1  Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This is an ideal staging point for magnificent views of the Great Falls of the Potomac, walking and learning about the C&O Canal, and exploring idyllic trails. This is such a popular site that midday on weekends with good weather you are likely to run...More

2  Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Great Falls Tavern is part of the C&O National Park, which runs along the southern border of Maryland and the northern boarder of Virginia. But the Great Falls Park in Potomac is a gem and well worth the visit. You'll pay the normal National...More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed 16 October 2017

OK - probably already reviewed a million times, but here's mine. We were completing a weekend of Potomac River travel including Harper's Ferry, Cumberland, Williamsport, and here. It was truly a grand finale. We had planned getting on their mule-pulled canal boat replica and frankly...More

1  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Disclosure - I've been here so many times, I have lost count. I grew up here and so it's one of the local places that's become a habit to go on nice days. The visitor center is helpful and the bridges to Olmstead Island is...More

1  Thank Panadda S
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Very well organized visitor center. The displays do a great job of explaining the canal. The staff are friendly and helpful. You really get an idea of how the canal operated and the amazing amount of work it was to create and maintain the canal.

1  Thank Robert S
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Tim H
20 March 2016|
Response from viaggiareconpoco | Reviewed this property |
Great Falls Park is open daily from 7 a.m. until dark. The Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day, with extended hours during the spring, summer and fall months. I copies this info from their website just... More