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Ferry Hill

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Ferry Hill was named for the ferry that ran across the Potomac near the site of the bridge to Shepherdstown, W.Va. The building is located off the western side of Route 34 just before the road crosses the bridge into West Virginia. It was the former home of Confederate officer Henry Kyd Douglas. The building served as a headquarters for the C&O Canal National Historical Park in the 1980s. It is no longer used as a visitor center. Other visitor centers are at Cumberland, Williamsport, Hancock, Brunswick, Great Falls, and Georgetown.

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C&O Canal National Historical Park
16500 Shepherdstown Pike
Hagerstown MD 21782