Boat Tours Back in Georgetown
Mule-powered boat rides are back in Georgetown on the C&O Canal. In an effort to preserve the 19th-century form of transportation, the National Park Service is offering the tours of the canal until October. Park rangers aid in the historic experience with period clothing and stories of the canal’s past. The hour-long tour costs $5 for adults and children ages four and up. Children three years old and younger ride free.
Boats leave from the Georgetown Visitors Center at 1057 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW. Tours are given at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 pm.
For more information and group reservations contact the visitors center at 202-653-5190. The center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.