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C&O Canal National Historical Park

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C&O Canal National Historical Park
11710 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-767-3714
Phone: 301-739-4200
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Explore 184.5 Miles of Adventure!
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!