"Enjoy a Canal Boat Ride" C &O Canal / Potomac River Tip by TexasDave

  Canal Boat and Locks
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      Canal Boat and Locks
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South of M St, the main drag in Georgetown, you find the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park Visitor's Center, which is the starting point for a half hour canal boat ride. You are given the experience of 19th century travel on a mule-powered canal boat, going through one set of locks. The attendants are all dressed in period clothing and share anecdotes and historical tidbits about the canal and its history.
There are several trips per day, according to the season. check the website for up todate information.

The exact address is: 1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW Washington, DC

Phone: 202-653-5190
Website: http://www.nps.gov/choh/

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  • Written May 19, 2009
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