“Drive the 10,000 miles across America and you will know more about the country than all the institutes of society and political science put together.” – Jean Baudrillard


Annual James Shaull Wagon Train Festival in Washington County

Mission & Goals

The National Road Heritage Foundation (NRHF) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to raising awareness, appreciation and respect for the intrinsic qualities of the Historic National Road. The Foundation encourages visitors to experience the recreational, cultural and educational opportunities associated with the towns and cities connected by the Nation’s first publicly funded intercontinental highway.

The NRHF also preserves and manages the last standing trolley station in Washington County, Maryland.

Goals of the NRHF include:

  • Develop and enhance the Maryland portion of the Historic National Road to attract visitors
  • Increase tourism and economic development
  • Improve the quality of life
  • Preserve the intrinsic values of the Road

Board of Directors

Richard Keesecker, President

Janeen Solberg, Secretary

Cindy Kauffman, Treasurer

Bob Savitt, Director

Heidi Glafelter Schlag, Director

Chad Tyler, Director