Madonna of the Trail monument, Springfield Commons Park
The Story: Before railways and canals, the historic National Road served as a major transportation artery for interstate travelers. As weary travelers passed through Springfield, Ohio, the Pennsylvania House would provide a meal and an essential good night’s rest. Built in 1822, this historic inn and tavern were so well known, it even hosted Henry Clay, Charles Dickens, Andrew Jackson, and James K. Polk. Unfortunately, by 1869 the traffic subsided, and the Pennsylvania House closed. Today it serves as a museum and a tribute to the National Road and resides on the National Register of Historic Places.
City, State: Springfield, Ohio
$75.00 – $440.00