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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical ParkChesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
The C&O Canal follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washington, DC to Cumberland, MD. The canal operated from 1828-1924 as a transportation route, primarily hauling coal from weste... [ More info ]
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Notice of Joint Meeting of Advisory Councils for Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. - Press Release
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Explore Your ChesapeakeExploring Chesapeake Bay Trade & Travel - The Chesapeake has helped shape the nation’s economy through transportation, trade and travel for hundreds of years. Discover the Bay’s role in maritime history this month.


Paddling the ChesapeakeExplore the Chesapeake
Download the new mobile app, Chesapeake Explorer, and have some fun!
Chesapeake Trips and TipsChesapeake Trips and Tips
A weekly email highlighting interesting ways to discover authentic Chesapeake places.
Star Spangled Banner TrailStar-Spangled Banner NHT
Learn about the War of 1812 and the Birth of our National Anthem on a new land and water trail.

Calendar of Events

 01/31 Groundhog Meet and Greet
 02/02 Groundhog Shadow Ceremony
 02/06 Bacchus Wine and Food Festival
 02/07 Follow the Drinking Gourd
 02/12 Skipjack Nathan Volunteer Orientat...
 02/14 Reptiles Bizarre and Beautiful
 02/14 A Turkey Point Valentine
 02/14 Love on the Wild Side Star Party
 02/21 Printmaking with Matt Smith
 02/27 Homeschool Afternoon at the VLM
 02/28 Jewelry Trunk Show
 03/08 The History and Practice of Tattoo...
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