Lockhouse 28

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Lockhouse 28
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Completed in 1837, Lockhouse 28 stands as a reminder of the fierce competition between the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the race to reach the Ohio River Valley. Today, Lockhouse 28 is a rustic retreat, situated between the scenic Potomac and the still-active railroad tracks. It is the most remote of the Canal Quarters lockhouses, located nearly 1/2 mile from the nearest parking area. Lockhouse 28 is rustic with no running water or electricity.
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Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.1,296 contributions
LOVE finding the Lockhouses
May 2020
We love to walk on the Towpath. A bonus for us is being able to 'happen upon' blockhouses. We loved finding and seeing this one. Well maintained. Worth the walk to see it!
Written June 4, 2020
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Steven A
111 contributions
Great place to get out and walk...
Apr 2017 • Family
Access to the C&O is via car but drive carefully there are usually some pot holes. If you want to get out and walk, run, bike, stroll or bird watch, this is the place to start. The walk path is right next to the C&O canal. Along the route you can access the river and different locations. Some have boat access to the river. Some locations have historic markers. Some locations have parks for the kids. At each "Lock" there is a map that indicates where you are and what you can see along the C&O canal. You can walk, bike, run to Harper's Ferry from Lock 28, it is about 8 or 10 miles.
Written April 19, 2017
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Journey576574
4 contributions
Historical Jem
Aug 2016 • Couples
Docents we're family volunteers and very knowledgeable. Seeing the tradition being passed on there in front of us was a pleasure of it's own. They had a great deal of information to share and enjoyed it which made it even more fun for the visitors. The history of the canal is just an important part of this area and it's so nice see it ring preserved.
Written March 12, 2017
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Kim D
Frederick, MD113 contributions
One of about 9 that you can rent
Oct 2016 • Solo
C and O trail is awesome for biking. From DC to Cumberland MD the trail is flat with very little grade, historical, and full of natural beauty. Lock houses along the way, like this one are now able to be rented. Most are just minimal supplies with an potapottie but give a glimpse into the hardships of living at the time. A must for any bikers biker list.
Written November 20, 2016
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Karey K
Frederick, MD72 contributions
One of the stops along the C&O canal.
Apr 2016 • Couples
My wife and I frequently bicycle on the C&O Canal. This is one of the Lockhouses along the canal path that has been maintained.
Written September 21, 2016
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC4,067 contributions
Very cool that you can stay here!
Apr 2016 • Solo
This is a very cool place because of the history, but I probably wouldn't consider staying here, though--no heat, electricity, or indoor toilet! Plan on camping!
Written April 21, 2016
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Carol H
Brunswick, MD53 contributions
Family friendly outdoor activity
Jun 2015 • Business
Lockhouse has been beautifully restored down to the quaint furnishings. Easy towpath access and river view from here too. Nice family outing.
Written July 29, 2015
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Cyclemania52
Erie, PA54 contributions
Step into the past...
Jun 2015 • Friends
We stayed in the midst of a very rainy early summer period. The trail was muddy and so were we, no water available but the river and the bank was muddy and treacherous. Did manage to get into the river and wash off some of the mud. The inside of the Lockhouse was dark and dank, very musty. It was better when we got some windows open. The trains come by frequently and at night will most definitely wake you up, so sleep is intermittent at best. Firewood was all wet, couldn't get it lit, or keep it burning for long. However, we were doing some distance on the trail and it was a reasonable place to crash for the night, but you are roughing it 1800's style for sure, be prepared.
Written July 14, 2015
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Jennifer I
Olney, MD81 contributions
Perfect getaway with girlfriends
Jun 2015 • Friends
Five girlfriends unplugged for our busy DC lives for a quick overnight getaway. We all loved loved loved it. It smells so good inside that lockhouse, I wish I could bottle it. Old pine I guess. We enjoyed delicious food and drink, took hilarious selfies, set pennies on the train track to be smushed, went for walks. Sat by the fire til 1am and again in the morning. Don't expect to sleep great - trains go by all night long and I had the creakiest bed ever. I actually tried to time my tossing and turning with a train going by so my buddies wouldn't be bothered! But sooo worth it. Hardest part is not having access to water (you have to carry everything in half a mile) and the outhouse was not very well maintained. BUT still more than worth it.
Written June 21, 2015
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SeeTheWorld1111
Houston, TX80 contributions
so YOU can find it
Dec 2014 • Family
from hwy 15, head east on 28 about 50 ft. Turn right at brown park sign, left at railroad tracks, and cross 1 lane bridge. Park car.

If you walk east like we did, you'll see dry canal and pleasant forest, but no lock-houses.

Another walker told us the lock-house is about 1 mile walk along towpath to northwest of parking lot, boarded up but still pretty. Maybe next time!
Written December 27, 2014
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