Historic C&O Canal Lockhouse to Be Renovated

A historic lockhouse along the C&O Canal will be renovated.

Lockhouse 21 in Potomac, Maryland, will be the seventh lockhouse to be renovated under the Canal Quarters program, WTOP reports. The C&O Canal Trust made the announcement Saturday.

The lockhouse, which was built in 1832, is also known as Swains Lockhouse after the family that lived there for years. The trust says it has started raising money for the renovation and that the home will be the first renovated since 2011.

Guests can stay at other lockhouses renovated under the program. The Trust says that more than 10,000 guests from 37 states have stayed in the houses.

The lockhouses along the canal were originally built to house the workers who operated the canal locks and their families. 

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