Courtesy of the C&O Canal Trust

The historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, or C&O Canal for short, operated along the Potomac River for almost 100 years. Lockhouses were built at each lock point for the lock-keepers and their families to live. These six houses have been restored and furnished to celebrate different periods in the canal's history and are a picturesque location for bikers, hikers and birdwatchers.