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 6 is furnished with objects reminiscent of the mid-20th century and sleeps 8 people. It has electricity, running water, heat, and air conditioning. It also offers a private porch overlooking the canal and is conveniently located off of the Clara Barton Parkway. Lockhouse 6 interprets the 1950s and the efforts of Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas to preserve the C&O 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.