An historic canal structure of great importance to the transportation, structural, cultural and social fabric of Frederick County, the Village of Lander, the C&O Canal, the State of Maryland and our nation. The Catoctin Aqueduct site is where, in 1832, two arch rivals, the C&O Canal and B&O Railroad, first competed to concurrently cross at the same location a major tributary of the Potomac River, Catoctin Creek. It's one of 11 stone aqueducts on the 184-mile long C&O canal.
Locations(s)0.6 mi west of Lock 29 Lander Road to Lock 29 | Jefferson, MD 21755
Local: (301) 600-2888
Toll Free: (800) 999-3613
May We Recommend...
- Learn the story of a town built by the B&O Railroad and recall the lives of railroaders and their families at the Brunswick Heritage Museum
- Take a guided tour through 300 years of Frederick history and stroll through the beautiful gardens at the Museum of Frederick County History
- Visit the expansive Monocacy Aqueduct and view the largest structure on the C&O Canal
- Pay homage to the nation's fallen firefighters and view the 40-foot tall bronze monument honoring the flag raising at Ground Zero at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park
- Explore one of America's finest examples of German colonal architecture at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum