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Lockhouse 28 - C&O Canal Trust

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Great place to get out and walk...

Access to the C&O is via car but drive carefully there are usually some pot holes. If you want to... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2017
Steven A
Historical Jem

Docents we're family volunteers and very knowledgeable. Seeing the tradition being passed on there... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2017
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Apr 19, 2017
“Great place to get out and walk...”
Mar 12, 2017
“Historical Jem”
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3701 Canal Road, Point of Rocks, MD, Frederick, MD 21777
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

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....More

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Reviewed November 20, 2016

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...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed September 21, 2016

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.

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Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

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!

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Reviewed July 29, 2015

Lockhouse has been beautifully restored down to the quaint furnishings. Easy towpath access and river view from here too. Nice family outing.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed July 14, 2015

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...More

Thank Craig K
Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

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,...More

1  Thank Jennifer I
Reviewed December 27, 2014

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...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2014

These lockhouses are a real gem. Its true they have no power, and no water, but they are beautiful and scenic. There is plenty of china, and glasses, and tables and chairs inside. The two upstairs bedrooms each have two full size beds, with trundles...More

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