Stay & Shoot Overnight at a C&O Canal Lockhouse This Fall

Canal Quarters Interior by Chris Hanessian
Canal Quarters Interior by Chris Hanessian

The C&O Canal has always offered photographers some of Washington, DC’s, best nature and historic structure subjects. This Fall/Winter rediscover this photographer’s playground from evening through morning with an overnight stay in one of the Canal Quarters lockhouses.

Magnificently refurbished with the help of the C&O Canal’s nonprofit partner, the C&O Canal Trust, the six lockhouses dot the towpath from right outside Georgetown to 110 miles out in Washington County and are furnished to evoke different eras in the canal’s history – its construction in the 1830s, the Civil War, the turn of the century, and up through the 1950s.

Capture history, architecture and nature while being immersed in a true Washington experience. Canal Quarters is now booking dates through August 2014 for weekdays and weekends. Fees for staying in the houses range from $100-$150 per night and each can accommodate up to eight people. Visit to learn more and reserve a night in Washington, DC, history.

From Leigh Kessler of the C&O Canal Trust.