Mule Drawn Canal Boat Rides
Canal Boat Rides last one hour. Schedule is subject to change due to weather and canal conditions. Please call 301-767-3714 for the schedule updates.
|Take a trip back in time to the 1870′s! Ride along the historic C&O Canal in a boat pulled by mules. Experience rising 8 feet in a lock. Hear park rangers in period clothing describe what life was like for the families that lived and worked on the canal. Enjoy life at a slower pace. $8.00 for adults (ages 16-61), $6.00 for seniors (ages 62 +), and $5.00 for children (ages 4-15). Children aged three and under ride free. Ten or more people are required to make advance reservations on either boat. Otherwise, seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Charles F. Mercer boat capacity is 60 people. The boat programs last approximately one hour. Wednesday-Friday public rides are at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Saturday and Sunday public rides are at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.|