Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | CANAL BOAT RIDES

Mule-drawn canal boat ride at Great Falls Tavern in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Mule-drawn canal boat ride at Great Falls Tavern in Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park


NOTE: Sections of the towpath, locks and other historical structures, trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, boat ramps, and visitor centers are constantly being closed due to damage and/or repair. When planning an adventure within Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, make sure that areas you plan to visit are open by checking the National Park Service’s official Current Park Conditions web page.


The National Park Service currently runs two types of boat rides at Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. The nonprofit organization Georgetown Heritage runs a canal boat tour in Georgetown. See the following web pages for more information and additional photographs:

Mule Drawn Canal Boat Rides from Great Falls Tavern

Motorized Launch Boat Rides from Williamsport Visitor Center

Canal boat rides in Georgetown


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Last updated on June 2, 2024
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