Historic National Road - Maryland
Length: 170.0 mi / 273.6 km
Time to Allow: 6-8 hours to drive or 2 days to visit the byway.
The Historic National Road stands for adventure, freedom and exploration. A ribbon of roadway from the Chesapeake Bay to the mighty Allegheny Mountains, it is the road that built the nation. Today, you can experience more than 300 years of American culture, including inns, tollhouses, taverns, theaters, parks, and shops along the byway.
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.