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2 married adults – no children.
Signage / Parking Lot
There is a small parking lot to the right of the building. There isn’t a large sign, but we found it. Since it is a “Route 40” interpretive center, I guess I...More
We learned so much in a short visit. Hostess gave us tour, it's not a large place, but well done. I think there's much historical stuff to see in the area, but we were on a schedule. This museum highlights an important part of our...More
Also known as the "Road That Built The Nation," the Historic National Road was created in 1806 by legislation signed by President Thomas Jefferson. Originally winding from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois, it was a superhighway of dirt, rock and timber that opened Illinois to...More
Took my 8yr old grandson, and we really enjoyed it! Mrs Truitt made it fun to learn. The covered wagon display gives a real look at what travel looked and felt like. Our visit was interesting and fun, both of us learned alot.
We had spent time on the National Road through a half dozen states by the time we had reached Vandalia, the end of the National Road which started originally in mid-Maryland. We had seen many National Road Centers on the trip and I have to...More
We stumbled upon this while looking for the State House and so glad we did. It is small but very interesting. We learned things about this highway that we had no knowledge about. There is a free color book for the kids to learn about...More
Check it out of you are in town. An interesting history of the first major road into the western states. The volunteers put a lot of work into the museum and they are happy to show you around. When I was there, one of the...More
I am fascinated with the history of travel across our country, and with the National Road in the Midwest in particular.
If you have any interest in our country's history and how people got from "here" to "there" before the railroads, this museum is worth...More