About the National Road

Cutting across the southwest corner of Pennsylvania, the Historic National Road Corridor is the site of arguably the most important revolutionary events in U.S. history. As the birthplace of the French & Indian War – the conflict that ignited America’s fight for independence; the Whiskey Rebellion, where the federal authority of the United States was first tested; and the site where the U.S. Constitution faced its first challenge, the National Road is America’s Road to Revolution. The 90-mile corridor has not only hosted America’s most important political revolutions, but has been the stage for many of the country’s most influential social, industrial and cultural revolutions, as well. Travel the National Road and discover the route that helped give life to a country and transform a nation.