Mule Drawn Canal Boat Rides

This event posted by: Amy Pickett

When:
Saturday, October 12, 2013
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where:
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD
301-739-4200
http://www.naturefind.com/event2find.asp?eid=2229059&id=23995&miles=25

Cost: $8; $5 children

Details:

Mule Drawn Canal Boat Rides
When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 @ 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Age: All ages
Price: $8; $5 children

Please confirm event schedule before visiting.

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.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 301-739-4200
Approximately 25 miles away

Preserving America’s colorful Canal era and transportation history, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles of adventure. Originally, the C&O Canal was a lifeline for communities and businesses along the Potomac River as coal, lumber, grain and other agricultural products floated down the canal to market. Today millions of visitors hike or bike the C&O Canal each year to enjoy the natural, cultural and recreational opportunities available.

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