Historic National Road - Indiana
Length: 156.0 mi / 251.1 km
Time to Allow: Take three hours to drive the byway or six hours to enjoy stops along the way.
Travelers along Indiana's National Historic Road will see landscapes marked by the heyday of the 1840s to 1940s. Historic villages with traditional Main Streets give way to fields and pastures. From Federal-style 'Pike Towns' and Victorian streetcar neighborhoods to drive-ins and stainless steel diners, follow the migration of the nation.
The Historic National Road is promoted by the FHWA and the six state National Road Associations, who desire to enhance, promote and protect its unique resources.
For more information see the designated byway:
The Historic National Road was the nation's first federally funded interstate highway. It opened the nation to the west and became a corridor for the movement of goods and people. Today, visitors experience a physical timeline, including classic inns, tollhouses, diners, and motels that trace 200 years of American history.