Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Preserving America's early transportation history, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural, and recreational treasures!

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School

Experience history on an excursion via replica canal boat. Great Falls offers mule-drawn rides on an 1870's packet boat. Williamsport provides rides on a 1920's electric launch boat. Ranger-led programs in environmental science and social studies are also available.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
History, Industry, Agriculture, Nature.

contact info
Phone: 301-714-2213
Email: cocanaleducation@nps.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Preserving America's early transportation history, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural, and recreational treasures!

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Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Experience history on an excursion via replica canal boat. Great Falls offers mule-drawn rides on an 1870's packet boat. Williamsport provides rides on a 1920's electric launch boat. Ranger-led programs in environmental science and social studies are also available.

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
History, Industry, Agriculture, Nature.

contact info
Phone: 301-714-2213
Email: cocanaleducation@nps.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Preserving America's early transportation history, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural, and recreational treasures!

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Experience history on an excursion via replica canal boat. Great Falls offers mule-drawn rides on an 1870's packet boat. Williamsport provides rides on a 1920's electric launch boat. Ranger-led programs in environmental science and social studies are also available.

topics covered:
History, Industry, Agriculture, Nature.

contact info
Phone: 301-714-2213
Email: cocanaleducation@nps.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Free Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Preserving America's early transportation history, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural, and recreational treasures!

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Experience history on an excursion via replica canal boat. Great Falls offers mule-drawn rides on an 1870's packet boat. Williamsport provides rides on a 1920's electric launch boat. Ranger-led programs in environmental science and social studies are also available.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies, Science.

topics covered:
History, Industry, Agriculture, Nature.

contact info
Phone: 301-714-2213
Email: cocanaleducation@nps.gov

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 4 hours. Registration: Phone, Email. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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