Six historic lockhouses along the C&O Canal are available for overnight stays through the award-winning Canal Quarters program, managed by the C&O Canal Trust. Each lockhouse has been rehabilitated and features historic furnishings, décor, and interpretive materials that tell stories from various periods in the C&O Canal’s history. Your stay in a Canal Quarters lockhouse will transport you back in time and let you live like a lockkeeper along the C&O Canal — a unique experience that you can’t get anywhere else!
Lockhouse 10 is furnished with objects reminiscent of the early 20th century and sleeps 8 people. It has electricity, running water, heat, and air conditioning. It also offers a screened-in porch, and an outdoor fire ring and picnic table. It is conveniently located near Cabin John, minutes away from Washington, DC. Lockhouse 10 interprets the era of the New Deal when Civilian Conservation Corps members, all of whom were African-Americans and based at what is now Carderock, performed restoration work on the canal.
There are five other lockhouses available for overnight stays, which you can learn about at www.CanalQuarters.org. All of the lockhouses are located on the towpath in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. All revenue collected from program fees remains within the program and is used for daily operations, preservation work, and public programming.