Protecting the Canal since 1954

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association is an all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.
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Park welcomes new mules

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Julie Jen C&O Canal National Historical Park is welcoming two new mules, Jen and Julie. They are recent purchases. With the anticipated arrival of the new canal boat in Georgetown…

Association receives grant for 2021 WCC

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July 2020 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association has received a $15,000 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant to support the 2021 World Canals Conference. The conference is scheduled for August 30-September…
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18 hours ago

C&O Canal Association

Timeline PhotosWho is ready to see the brilliant colors of fall? If you want to see the leaves change colors then consider checking out this post from Visit Montgomery County zcu.io/gwA7 to see the best spots for some lovely scenic views. Grab your favorite fall drink, and take a ride around MOCO!

📸: Monocacy Aqueduct 3- John Gensor
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18 hours ago

C&O Canal Association

We just had a cancellation and now Lockhouse 6 is available from Sunday, September 27 - Wednesday, September 30! It won't last long - grab it before it's gone! www.canaltrust.org/programs/canal-quarters/canal-quarters-lockhouses-overview/lockhouse6/ ... See MoreSee Less

18 hours ago

C&O Canal Association

Timeline PhotosWe are SO CLOSE to reaching our goal of $184,500! With just under $2,500 left to raise, our generous campaign Sponsors have agreed to extend their match for 2 more days.

But act quick, this match won't last long! zcu.io/xnZt

#1845MileChallenge
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