National Road Monument

Newly erected monument commemorates the 200th anniversary of the National Road. The plaza contains more than 200 engraved bricks purchased by area donors. An additional sidewalk of more than 400 engraved bricks surounds the adjoining Cresap monument purchased by members of the Thomas Cresap Society.

The National Road (also known as the Cumberland Road, and later US Route 40), was the first major improved highway in the United States built by the federal government. This was a main transport path to the West for thousands of settlers.
To discover your own adventure, follow the Maryland Scenic Byways Historic National Road signs posted on local routes. Stop at landmarks or wayside exhibits to uncover stories about the people who built, traveled, lived and worked along the National Road.

Address: Riverside Park
Cumberland, MD 21502