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Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Rides Along the C & O Canal in Washington, DC

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Mule-Drawn Canal Boat Rides Along the C & O Canal in Washington, DC
Courtesy of the National Park Service
The National Park Service operates mule-drawn canal boat rides at two locations along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Washington, DC. Park rangers dressed in historical clothing transport passengers back in time to the 1870s aboard a one-hour trip on a reproduction of a 19th century canal boat. This is a unique way to learn about the Cheasapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park.

Location

Great Falls - 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD (301) 767-3714

Departure Days and Times

Boat rides are offered from early April through the end of October. In April, the "Charles F. Mercer" runs on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The tour operates Wednesdays through Sundays beginning in May and continuing through October. Trips depart at 11:00, 1:30 and 3:00. Reservations are taken for groups of 10 or more.

Canal Boat Ride Prices

$5 Ages 4 and over
Children ages 3 and under are free
Students in groups of 10 or more ride at a discounted rate of $4.00 per person, chaperones included.

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