Historic National Road - Pennsylvania

Department of Transportation.

The Historic National Road is the Nation's first federally funded highway. Opening westward expansion, it became a transportation corridor for goods and people, creating the great cultural diversity we treasure. Visitors experience a physical timeline -- classic inns, toll houses, diners, and motels that trace 200 years of American history.


Getting to the Byway:

Pittsburgh, PA
* Take I-279 west toward Rosslyn Farms. * Get on I-70 and go south to Washington. * Get on US-40 to enter the byway.

Navigating the Byway:

The byway begins on the border of Maryland and Pennsylvania, on what is now US-40.

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