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Is it a lazy afternoon and you need something to do?

This is IT! From beginning to end this experience was educational as well as exciting! My friends... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Potomac, Maryland
via mobile
Great Cub Scout field trip

The boys learned a lot about history and cannel operations. The volunteers had a lot of passion in... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Potomac, Maryland
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11710 MacArthur Blvd Potomac MD, Potomac, MD 20854-1659
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

A walk up and down the Potomac canal is beautiful, shaded and great for bird watching. The Canal Boat Ride is interesting historically, but not really worth it or necessary in my view. Watching others riding in the boat is better, and cheaper.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is IT! From beginning to end this experience was educational as well as exciting! My friends young daughter and son were engaged in the activities and we all felt transported back in time when things weren’t quite so automated. All of the shore and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

The boys learned a lot about history and cannel operations. The volunteers had a lot of passion in the whole show.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

20 minutes from DC you enter a different world. You would think you were in the 1800 s or along the Mississippi. A nice break from Dc. Well narrated. A fun activity for all ages. Great walks in the park. Great value. Not to be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

This is an enjoyable visit for all ages and you learn a lot about the C&O canal! There is a fee if you drive a car to the visitor center (you can bike there along the tow path and there's no charge) and you purchase...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lisab99
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Takes you to colonial times and helps one understand how it was on the Canal and how the Canal locks worked. Great for children or history lovers.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Umdpeg
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Period attired guides give goo esplanation as if you were on a river boat in the late 19 century C& O canal used to be the primary way to ship stu to the west on mule drawn river boats.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank travelsecondlove
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This is a unique opportunity for kids to see what transportation on the C&O Canal was like over 100 years ago. The two story boat moves through a functioning wooden lock pulled by mules. Kids can learn about life on the canal and see how...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Don L
Reviewed March 13, 2017

The boat goes thru one lock the process it shows is great for a child to learn how it all took place but it takes a long time and most kids are not at all amused with the fact that the boat does not go...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JennaMarie43
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Great Falls National Park. But make sure it's in the state of Maryland. Maybe that is because there are others with that same name. In our 50-State Quest this one makes #47. Yes the 37 years of the Quest is near it's end in August...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank jaduckcoin
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