National Road Museum

The intriguing story of America’s first federally funded highway will be presented through such themes as, Road Origins, Vehicles Through Time, Engineering Marvels and Trade & Commerce using photographic murals, maps, artifacts, historic images, artwork, tactile objects, outdoor paving models and compelling video.

Located on the Historic National Road Scenic Byway in Boonsboro, Maryland the museum is conveniently located to other major tourist destinations within the region. With its 19th century row of preserved Main Street structures, Boonsboro is home to the Nora Roberts Inn, Turn the Page Bookstore and various other quaint shops and restaurants. A part of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, the museum is just minutes from the South Mountain Battlefield and Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg. Advances in transportation happened in this region bringing roads, rails, canals and even aviation to fruition. 

This museum stands next to the last standing Trolley Museum in Washington County
(A successful project completed by the National Road Heritage Foundation)

Please click the link below for the National Road Heritage Foundation's website and to view the progress of the National Road Museum.