Great Falls Tavern

Great Falls Tavern (HM1CWK)

Location: Potomac, MD 20854 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 0.016', W 77° 14.91'

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— Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park —

Panel 1 - plaque on the C&O tow path:

Life was very different around the Great Falls Tavern during the canal era. The building before you began as a small lockhouse and was added onto twice until it became what you see today. The area around the tavern bustled with a community of over 100 people including a post office. Passenger boats left here taking tourists on a leisurely overnight trip to Harpers Ferry, 50 miles up canal. After the great flood of 1889 the Great Falls Tavern became a private club until the National Park Service acquired it in 1938.

[Illustration caption:]
Great Falls Tavern - 1889: Passengers boarded boats at Great Falls for overnight trips to Harpers Ferry.

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park -National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior

Panel 2 - plaque on exterior wall at main entrance to the Visitors Center:

Great Falls Tavern
Built between 1828 and 1831
by the C & O Canal Company,
the tavern provided meals
and lodging for
canal travelers and boatmen
for nearly a century.
National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission
1950
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HM NumberHM1CWK
Series This marker is part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal series
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Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior/National Capital Sesquicentennial Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 9:34pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 305288 N 4319211
Decimal Degrees39.00026667, -77.24850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.016', W 77° 14.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 0.96" N, 77° 14' 54.60" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 751-785 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath, Potomac MD 20854, US
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