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Field Triip: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, DC, VA and MD

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal runs over 184 miles and has Visitors Centers in  Brunswick, Maryland;  Cumberland, Maryland; Georgetown, Washington DC; Hancock, Maryland; Williamsport, Maryland...

and Great Falls Tavern, Maryland. The Great Falls Tavern has exhibits on the history, culture and nature surrounding the Great Falls.
Besides seeing the Great Falls...

you can walk the tow paths and tour the lock-houses, you can also take a mule-drawn canal boat ride. 

Although the Great Falls Tavern Visitor's Center is open Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 am -4:30 pm, because of financial reasons, they have discontinued the Canal boat rides ($8.00 for adults, ages 16-61 and $5.00 for children, ages 4-15, Children aged three and under ride free.) on the weekdays and so are only available Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm. 

Do you have an canals and museums near you?


  1. Beautiful scenery! I grew up along the Illinois/ Michigan Canal. A couple of years ago, while visiting my mom, I took her and the kids along the tow path and a ride on the boat. So much fun!

  2. That would be a fun ride to go on.


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