C&O Canal Quarters Program

The Canal Quarters Lockhouse program, managed by the C&O Canal Trust, provides guests the opportunity to step back in time and live like a lockkeeper for the night… or three! Each of the seven historic lockhouses – with five in Montgomery County, Maryland – are restored and furnished to reflect the time period in which they are built, and each location tells a different story about the development of the C&O Canal.

All seven Canal Quarters lockhouses can sleep up eight people. They have been used for romantic getaways (including some engagements and weddings!), family getaways and reunions, girls’ weekends, scout troop lodging, and a special place for parties, holidays, and celebrations. They book up fast, so be sure to reserve your date soon!

“Walking through the front door transports you back in time 60 years. Remove all the technological trappings and you are left with peace and solitude that is rarely experienced this close to the nation’s capital.”
— John and Matt, Canal Quarters guests

C&O Canal National Historical Park

Enjoy scenic views while kayaking down the C&O Canal in Montgomery County, MD.
Kayaking along the C&O Canal | Credit: Paul Graunke

Who’s ready for an adventure? Experience all that the C&O Canal National Historical Park here in Montgomery County, Maryland has to offer during your next trip to the area. For nearly 100 years, The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (C&O) National Historical Park was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River. Today, it endures as a pathway for discovering historical and recreational treasures.