National Road Heritage Corridor celebrates Historic Nation Road’s 200th anniversary with cookbook


To celebrate the Historic Nation Road’s 200th anniversary the National Road Heritage Corridor produced a cookbook – Grub to Gourmet, the History of Food Along the National Road.

The content covers both the history of the nation and the food associated with four periods – French & Indian War/ Whiskey Rebellion; Construction and Heyday of the National Road; Auto Touring; and present day. 

An added bonus are drink recipes from the same eras!

There are many sites to see across the National Road and many events hosted by partners and communities.  Annually, on the third weekend in May, the Road comes alive with wagon trains, artisans, ethnic foods and music.  This year was the 46th National Road Festival – don’t miss the 47th!  Follow the NRHC on Facebook  to stay in the loop. 

Upcoming events include:

The Whiskey Rebellion Festival, July 11-14;






Scenery Hill’s Great Gatsby Gala, July 27; and






the Taste of the National Road Dinner, October 26.

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