The Road that Built the Nation


We invite you to take a journey along our ribbon of roadway on the first federally funded highway in the United States. A romance between scenic brilliance and stunning history reveals itself along the Maryland National Road delighting all who travel it.

Shop, dine and discover the diverse experiences this Great American treasure has to offer.

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Discover a variety of experiences that appeal to all ages and interests along the 170.0 mi / 273.6 km scenic byway. From the cosmopolitan feel of Baltimore to the breathtaking views of Allegany and Garrett County, the National Scenic Byway, an All American Road, offers spectacular scenery, magical main streets and enduring history.

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Share your experiences with others as you travel along our magical roadway. Connect online and recant your adventures and discoveries with fellow travelers!

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Enjoy your tour of the road!