Old National Road - East
“The Road That Built A Nation”
The National Road was one of the first infrastructure projects undertaken by a young, vigorous United States in 1806. In our colonial years, and the time after the American Revolution, building a road in the western territories meant two things: cut the trees down to clear a path wide enough for a wagon to fit between the trees, and, cut the trees low enough to the ground so the wagon axles could pass over the stumps. Now, Congress has authorized a high quality road- dozens of feet wide, and surfaced with gravel to allow easier passage in wet weather! This road opened the interior of the new country to settlement and development. Planned originally to reach St Louis, MO, and beyond to Jefferson City, economic downturns, as well as competition from steamships and railroads caused Congress to end funding in 1839, resulting in the end of the road in Vandalia, IL.
Join us as we travel the route of The Old National Road. It is a journey through the lives and fortunes of the people that built the United States, from its beginning near Baltimore, to the end at Vandalia, IL. Along the way, we will explore historic sites from our colonial days to the modern day.
Old National Road East travels from the Baltimore MD area to Washington, PA
April 28 to May 7, 2023
Visits to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Ft McHenry, B&O Railroad Museum, the Irish Railroad Workers Museum, Ft Necessity National Battlefield, Laurel Caverns, Western Maryland Scenic Railway, Bradford House and Lemoyne House are planned.
This segment is a nine day caravan, covering the eastern portion of the Old National Road. Members who wish to see the entire Old National Road will need to book all three caravans.
Start Date: April 28,2023
Starting Location: Woodbine, MD
Stop Date: May 7, 2023
Stop Location: Washington, PA
Total Number of Nights: 9
Number of Stops: 3
Leaders & WBCCI #. Tom and Vicki Ketchum, # 5809
Home phone: 317-339-5777
Cell phone: 317-339-5777, 812-322-6075
Maximum RV Units/With Leader: 25
Kitty Fee w/2: $1600
Kitty Fee w/1: $1300
Guest: $ 300
Deposit Amount: $250 upon acceptance to caravan
Dates of Payments (if applicable).
1. Half of balance by 10/15/2022
2. Remaining balance by 1/15/2023
Cancellation Fee:$100 plus non-recovered expenses
Leaders discretion after (date). 1/15/2023