Friends of Historic Great Falls Tavern

Click the button on the right to pay $35 in dues for a new membership or a renewal, using either PayPal or a credit card. Dues payments are tax-deductible.


Dues and donations are used to fund the Friends' qualified preservation and educational activities and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

You Can Help

You can join the Friends or make a donation with your credit card or your PayPal account, or by mailing a check.

Click the button on the right to make a donation using either PayPal or a Credit Card. You may contribute to the General Fund, the Friends' Endowment, or the Boat Maintenance Fund. Donations are tax-deductible.

To donate by writing a check:

If you prefer to pay by check, please print and fill out the form available at the right and mail it with your check to the Friends of the Historic Great Falls Tavern at the address shown at the bottom of this page.

You can participate in and support the charitable activities of the Friends by becoming a member or by making a donation or both.

Members receive newsletters and email notes about upcoming Friends events as well as the opportunity to participate in a wide range of Tavern and Canal activities.

The Friends also hold social events to foster camaraderie and sharing of knowledge about the Historic Great Falls Tavern and the C&O Canal.  These activities include an annual trip to a Canal-related historical location, a summer picnic on the Charles F. Mercer with the C&O Canal Association, British-style pub quizzes, and an annual dinner with a presentation on some aspect of the Canal and/or local history.

Lock 20 of the C&O Canal

Photo © James W. Moore. Used by permission.

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