The way west in 19th century America was a challenge to both body and spirit. Every weary pioneer and traveler longed for rest and a good meal. Come and see where many on the National Road found that hospitality
Built in 1839, the Pennsylvania House was a popular and respected inn along the National Road. The 7000 square foot Federal-style structure was built using tenon and mortise construction. It originally had 26 rooms and a kitchen separate from the house. Several large barns were built adjacent to the house that sheltered the wagons and livestock of the overnight gues...
Come volunteer with us as a museum docent (tour guide)! No college degree or special background in history is required. All training will be provided by the DAR Lagonda Chapter at the museum in small groups. Experienced tour guides are always available to mentor and assist new volunteers.
We now accept credit cards at the museum