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Seneca Aqueduct Walk

Course number : LIR132   ID : 21680    Section Number : 4
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The tour will include a discussion of Lift Lock #24 (Riley’s Lock) and lockhouse, as well as the large basin that once existed here with a large granary a small community. The Seneca Aqueduct’s unique relationship with the lock is explained as the group crosses the aqueduct to visit the Seneca Quarry area and ruins of the stone cutting mill. The group then walks 9/10ths of a mile down the canal to Lift Lock #23 (Violettes Lock) and Inlet/Guard Lock #2 as well as Dam #2. The importance of this area and its relationship to the 1875–1831 Potomac Company sluice on the Virginia side of the Potomac River is explained, as is the significance of the 22 miles of canal between this area both at the beginning of the canal’s use in 1831 and after the canal was purchased by the government in 1938.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Tue


Gray,Karen M 



Please read:  Rain date: Thursday 4/5/21.This tour involves moderate walking on flat terrain. Students should provide their own water and food (bringing a lunch is encouraged) and their own transportation to the tour location. There is ample parking available on site. No refunds after close of business on March 23. This Face to Face Course is taught at designated locations during scheduled times. An email will be sent prior to the first class with detailed course information and class details. Students must abide by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan's Executive Order requiring the use of face coverings in outdoor public areas whenever it is not possible to maintain physical distancing.

In County 

Price: $0.00

In State 

Price: $5.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 @ 11:59 PM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/30/2021 - 3/30/2021 Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Gray,Karen M 

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