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The Historic National Road
There are few things in history that call to us across time from the beginnings of our nation. The Historic National Road is one of them. For more than 600 miles it is a landscape of historic, cultural and archaeological significance, scenic beauty and bountiful recreation, and a journey through the lives and fortunes of the people that forged America.
The National Road Heritage Corridor (NRHC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. As one of twelve state designated heritage areas under the Department of Conservation and National Resource’s Pennsylvania Heritage Area Program, the designation represents recognition of the Historic National Road’s wealth of historic, cultural, scenic and recreational resources and potential as a tourism destination. Established in 1994, the Historic National Road was named a state scenic byway in 1995 and a National Scenic Byway All-American Road in 2002.
The mission of the National Road Heritage Corridor is to advocate for, build awareness of, and encourage the conservation of the cultural, historic, natural, recreational and economic resources along the Historic National Road in Pennsylvania through education and interpretation vis-à-vis community development, in a manner that promotes partnerships among the corridor's many stakeholders, and reflects, celebrates, and enhances the corridor's national significance. Grassroots in its approach, the National Road Heritage Corridor relies strongly on the people and communities along the corridor to accomplish its mission and goals.
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