March 23, 2022

Montgomery History Presentation on ‘Canal Quarters: Explore Seven Lockhouses on the C&O Canal’ Will Be Available on Monday, March 28

Nearly all of the 74 lift locks along the C&O Canal were accompanied by a lockhouse, where the locktender and his family lived. The stories behind seven revitalized lockhouses will be told in a Montgomery History presentation Canal Quarters: Explore Seven Lockhouses on the C&O Canal that will be available after 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28.

Overall, the lockhouses are in varying states of repair. Seven that have been revitalized are managed by the C&O Canal Trust as venues for overnight interpretive experiences.

Heather Barnes of the C&O Canal Trust will lead the closer look at what time period each lockhouse represents, the lives of the people who lived in them and what treasures they hold now.

To register to view the presentation, go to