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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: general information

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

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  • Type of destination: National Historical Park
  • Location of destination: USA - District of Columbia
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Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures!
Start your Chesapeake & Ohio Canal adventure at one of the visitor centers along the route:
(1) Georgetown Visitor Center (Washington DC)
This is t...
Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures!
Start your Chesapeake & Ohio Canal adventure at one of the visitor centers along the route:
(1) Georgetown Visitor Center (Washington DC)
This is the official Park Map by the National Park Service. Be sure to check the Park's 'Maps' section to view more.
Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures!
Start your Chesapeake & Ohio Canal adventure at one of the visitor centers along the route:
(1) Georgetown Visitor Center (Washington DC)
This is t...

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