Experience history and
Why locals love it
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, better known as the C&O Canal, was historically used to transport goods by mule along the Potomac River and is nearly 200 miles in length. Visitors can now experience the Canal by strolling or biking along the towpath.
Why you should visit it
In the summer, you can frequently spot wild animals such as turtles and heron, and year-round, the canal offers lovely views of the Potomac River. The Canal starts at Georgetown, making a visit (whether for 30 minutes or three hours) convenient and worthwhile.
The address provided is for the visitors center, which is located near the start of the canal.
C&O Canal1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW