This drive covers 64 miles of the 90-mile National Road Heritage Park in Pennsylvania and offers an unforgettable journey through the past. It follows the trace used by native peoples, American militias, stagecoaches, and the westward migration. A 35.4-mile round-trip side excursion leads to Friendship Hill, the home of Albert Gallatin—“Father of the National Road.” As Secretary of the Treasury, Gallatin cleared the financial way to build this link between the commercial east and frontier west.
Special attractions: David Bradford and LeMoyne houses; Fort Necessity National Battlefield; Friendship Hill National Historic Site; historic tollhouses and taverns; monuments and mileposts; vistas; Youghiogheny Lake; history tracking, walking tours, hiking, picnicking, fishing, boating, dining, shopping. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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