America's Scenic Byways

Historic National Road

824.15 miles - Use daytrips or multi-day itineraries to enjoy portions, or allow 2.5 days to simply drive the entire 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.