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C&O Canal Visitor Center at Georgetown

Established in 1715, Georgetown flourished as a tobacco part until the middle of the 19th century.  Because of natural obstruction to transportation further up the Potomac River, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal began here its 184.5-mile journey to the reaches of Western Maryland.  Explore the beautiful architecture, rich history and vibrant commercial life that Georgetown offers.

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Last updated: January 04, 2019
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