Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park | LOCK AND LOCKHOUSE 29

Upstream view of Lock and Lockhouse 29

Upstream view of Lock and Lockhouse 29


Lock and Lockhouse 29 are located near Brunswick, Maryland, at Mile 50.9 on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath. There is parking at the site. See the Locks and Lockhouses web page for an interactive location map.


Upstream view of Lock 29

Upstream view of Lock 29

Lewis Cross was the last lockkeeper for Lock 29, serving as a B&O Railroad employee from 1917 until the canal closed in 1924 (the railroad bought the canal in 1889). However, many of the lockkeepers and their families continued living in the lockhouses, paying only a nominal rent to B&O. Cross and his family stayed until the 1960s.

Lockhouse 29

Lockhouse 29

The house was restored by the National Park Service after a flood did major damage to the interior in 1996. It is often open on Saturdays from April through the end of September, 11 AM to 2 PM. If visiting the house is important to you, call the park at (301) 739-4200 to confirm it is open.

Downstream view of Lock and Lockhouse 29

Downstream view of Lock and Lockhouse 29

In addition to the lock and lockhouse, the Lander Boat Ramp is located on the premises for those looking to launch a motorboat or hand-paddled watercraft into the Potomac River.

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Last updated on April 24, 2020
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