106 S. 5th St. Vandalia, IL 62471

National Road Interpretive Center

About The National Road Interpretive Center

The National Road Interpretive Center in Vandalia, Illinois displays several exhibits to depict the construction of the National Road (Cumberland Trail).  These exhibits include an actual log from the National Road and surveyor’s tools to help build the road, as well as pictures depicting the road and the towns during the time of construction.

Artifacts from private collections are placed on loan during certain times of the year. These displays include but are not limited to personal artifacts belonging to President Abraham Lincoln.

The National Road Interpretive Center is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm CST.  Groups are welcome.  Special tours can be arranged by calling 618-283.9380 or by email at: natioanlroadil@yahoo.com. 

Our Location: 

106. S. Fifth S
Vandalia, IL 62471