Bethesda in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
After the devastating floods of 1924 that closed canal operations the lockhouse watched over the Civilian Conservation Corps' restoration of the first 22 miles of the canal and witnessed Justice Douglas' 1954 walk, which stirred popular support for the creation of a National Park. Today Lockhouse 6 recalls the Canal's history for the millions of visitors who visit the park each year.
Experience history... spend the night in a lockhouse!
Ever wonder what it was like to live in a lockhouse? Spend the night in one of several lockhouses along the canal. Step back in time and immerse yourself in history. If you listen closely, you may hear voices from the past whispering their stories. For more information visit www.canalquarters.org.
A view of the back of Lockhouse 6 during the 1936 flood.
Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay greets Supreme Court Justice Douglas as he approaches Lock 6 during the historic 1954 hike to save the canal.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list.
Location. 38° 56.691′ N, 77° 7.437′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Clara Barton Parkway. On the grounds of Lock 6 at the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6100 Clara Barton Parkway, Bethesda MD 20816, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Way for Fish (approx. 0.3 miles away); Inlet Locks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northwest 4 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Auxiliary Battery (approx. 0.7 miles away in Virginia); Fort Marcy (approx. ¾ mile away in Virginia); Fort Marcy, Virginia (approx. ¾ mile away in Virginia); Fort Sumner (approx. 0.8 miles away); Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
Also see . . . Canal Quarters: Reserve Your Stay Back in Time!. (Submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.