Georgetown Heritage works to revitalize, activate, and interpret the National Park Service assets in Georgetown into inviting, inclusive, and inspiring destinations, with an initial focus on the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
Our first priority is to restore and revitalize the mile-long section of the C&O Canal that runs through Georgetown. It is a unique and beloved piece of our neighborhood’s – and America’s – history. It is a gateway into the story of our industrial past, and a place for exercise, recreation, and reflection. In recent years budget cuts have forced the National Park Service to eliminate all educational programming and defer important maintenance work in Georgetown. The Canal walls and locks are deteriorating, the boat sits empty and unusable, the visitor center is closed indefinitely.
As an official Friends Group of the National Park Service, Georgetown Heritage is organizing our community to raise both public and private resources to restore, enliven, and interpret the Georgetown section of the C&O Canal. Donate now to support these efforts.