National Road Interpretive Center, Vandalia

4.8
#169 of 243 in Museums in Illinois
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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  • We have lived here 4 years and had not visited this place. I was impressed. The clerk was knowledgable, friendly and gave a lot of historical and current info. I totally enjoyed the visit and will go....  more
    We have lived here 4 years and had not visited this place. I was impressed. The clerk was knowledgable, friendly and gave a lot of historical and current info. I totally enjoyed the visit and will go....  more »
  • Travelers 2 married adults – no children. Signage / Parking Lot Grade: B There is a small parking lot to the right of the building. There isn’t a large sign, but we found it. Since it is a “Route....  more
    Travelers 2 married adults – no children. Signage / Parking Lot Grade: B There is a small parking lot to the right of the building. There isn’t a large sign, but we found it. Since it is a “Route....  more »
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  • Definitely worth a stop if you find early 1800's American history interesting. The National Road went from Washington DC to Pittsburgh . . then to Wheeling WV . . .and then overland (almost to) St Louis. Vandalia is where the money for the road run out (before the Fed Govt got into the printing business). The museum is low-budget but quite good!
  • Run by a very knowledgeable elderly woman. Don't stop if you are on a time crunch; she's super talkative. Very great stop if you have the time to spare. Several videos to watch and a talking Abraham Lincoln.

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