C&O Canal Quarters Program – Lockhouse 25

C&O Canal Quarters Lockhouse 25 in Montgomery County, Maryland
Lockhouse 25 in the C&O Canal National Historical Park | C&O Canal Trust

Originally completed in 1830, the C&O Canal Quarters Lockhouse 25 is located in Montgomery County, Maryland. This refurbished historic house interprets the story of the C&O Canal and the town that surrounded Edwards Ferry during the American Civil War.

C&O Canal Quarters Program - C&O Canal Trust

The lock, lockhouse and the ruins of Jarboe’s store are set next to the Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp, which looks across the river to Virginia. The lockhouse is conveniently located 4.5 miles from the town of Poolesville, MD, providing access to groceries and supplies, as well as additional historical discoveries!

Lockhouse 25 is considered a “rustic” property, does not have electricity or heat, and sleeps eight 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.

Canal Quarters Lockhouse 25 Living Room in Montgomery County, MD

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.