Great Falls Tavern - Potomac, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 39° 00.016 W 077° 14.910
18S E 305288 N 4319211
Quick Description: One of many historical markers at Great Falls in Potomac, Maryland.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2021 10:27:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM13V0R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "Life was very different around the Great Falls Tavern during the canal era. The building before you began as a small lockhouse and was added onto twice until it became what you see today. The area around the tavern bustled with a community of over 100 people including a post office. Passenger boats left here taking tourists on a leisurely overnight trip to Harpers Ferry, 50 miles up canal. After the great flood of 1889 the Great Falls Tavern became a private club until the National Park Service acquired it in 1938.

[Caption:]
Great Falls Tavern – 1889: Passengers boarded boats at Great Falls for overnight trips to Harpers Ferry."
Group that erected the marker: NPS

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Potomac, MD, USA


URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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