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C&O Canal Quarters Program – Lockhouse 10

Lockhouse 10 in the C&O Canal National Historical Park | C&O Canal Trust

C&O Canal Quarters Lockhouse 10 was built in 1830 and is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. The lockhouse was remodeled by National Park Service crews in the 20th Century to resemble what it would have looked like in the 1930s.

The furnishings and decorations interpret 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.

Lockhouse 10 is furnished with objects reminiscent of the early 20th century and sleeps 8 people. The kitchen and bathroom are reminiscent of the 1930s era. It has electricity, indoor running water, heat, and air conditioning. Popular features include a screened-in porch, an outdoor fire ring and picnic table. The forested surroundings are popular with outdoor enthusiasts including birders, hikers, bikers, runners, fishermen and canoers.

The lockhouse is conveniently located near Cabin John on the Clara Barton Parkway, inside the Capital Beltway, and offers proximity to numerous attractions in the Washington, DC area. Popular nearby attractions include Glen Echo Park, Clara Barton National Historic Site, Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center, Billy Goat Trail and the Great Falls rapids on the Potomac River.

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 in the C&O Canal National Historical Park 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.

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

C&O Canal National Historical Park

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.