Canal Quarters – Lockhouse 25

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Canal Quarters – Lockhouse 25
End of Edwards Ferry Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Phone: (301) 745-8888
Phone: (301) 714-2233
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Lockhouse 25

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 25 invites visitors to experience life as it may have been along the C&O Canal during the American Civil War during the 1860s. It interprets the lives of the C&O Canal and the townspeople of Edwards Ferry as they witnessed Confederate campaigns and Union occupation of their farm fields. It is a rustic property, does not have electricity or heat, and sleeps 8 people. There is an outdoor portable toilet provided. It features an outdoor fire ring and adjacent picnic table. Water is available at the nearby Chisel Branch Hiker-Biker Campsite from Apr 15 - Nov 15.

There are five other lockhouses available for overnight stays, which you can learn about at 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.

Venue Information

  • Complimentary Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Non-Smoking
Lockhouse 25