2021 World Canals Conference

Join us in Hagerstown, Maryland August 30-September 2 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park with canal enthusiasts from around the world.

Presented by: Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Event Details

August 30 - September 02, 2021

Location: Hagerstown, MD

Contact Information

For questions email: [email protected]




Hagerstown’s historic Maryland Theatre will host the conference. Planning is underway. More information will follow in the coming months.

Our conference will feature a full social program with evening receptions, a gala banquet, accompanying persons tours, and pre-and post-conference tours.

We are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has made travel decisions difficult. As we continue to plan a memorable and enjoyable conference, our primary concern is for the safety of participants, and we will monitor developments over the coming months. We are hopeful that conditions will improve and that canal lovers will be ready to gather again.




While we may individually agree (or disagree) in whole or in part with any or all of the participants, the views expressed in these webinars are not necessarily representative of the views of American Trails as an organization or its board and staff.

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