August 15, 2017

Building the Sheepskin Trail

The National Road Heritage Corridor’s work includes efforts to develop a rich tourism infrastructure that will support the growth and sustainability of that industry, a strong […]
August 15, 2017

River Towns: How the Three Rivers Transformed Western Pennsylvania

Rivers have always been the lifeblood of civilization. The three rivers in western Pennsylvania are no different. These rivers are the reason the city of Pittsburgh […]
August 15, 2017

4 Places to Visit in PA This Spring Along the National Road

Spring is the perfect season to explore the magnificent beauty of the great outdoors. The rolling hills and mountains in southwestern Pennsylvania create some of the […]
August 15, 2017

How to Support Tourism in Your Community

While living in the keystone state might make you forget the natural beauty and fascinating history that surrounds us in Pennsylvania, to visitors our rich, multifaceted […]
August 15, 2017

Family Activities Along the National Road

Photo Courtesy: River Town Program   School is finally out for the summer! This season is a great time for kids and teens to enjoy time […]
August 15, 2017

America’s Road to Revolution: The Jumonville Affair, Part 1

The Historic National Road Corridor is located in an area of southwestern Pennsylvania where arguably some of the most important revolutionary events in U.S. history occurred […]
August 15, 2017

America’s Road to Revolution: The Jumonville Affair, Part 2

Tensions were high in the spring of 1754. Rival claims to the vast territory between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi approached a climax between the […]
August 15, 2017

National Road History: The Vagabond Camping Trips

The National Road has served as the site of countless important historical events. Some of the most unique were what are referred to as the “Vagabond” […]
August 15, 2017

The Steamboats of Brownsville

The Monongahela River has served as a gateway to the west in the United States since the dawn of the New World. This river is the […]