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  • The Pennsylvania House, Springfield, Ohio

    Pennsylvania House, Springfield, Ohio

  • The prestigious Grace Porter button collection spans two centuries.

    The prestigious Grace Porter button collection spans two centuries.

  • The inn sheltered National Road cattle drovers as well as travelers.

    The inn sheltered National Road cattle drovers as well as travelers.

  • Quilts from the museum's textile collections brighten the assembly room.

    Quilts from the museum's textile collections brighten the assembly room.

  • A handcrafted dollhouse features elaborate late 18th century furnishings.

    A handcrafted dollhouse features elaborate late 18th century furnishings.

  • The late 19th century doctors' clinic.

    The late 19th century doctors' clinic

  • Victorian ballroom hosted debates, wedding parties & other public gatherings.

    Victorian ballroom hosted debates, wedding parties & other public gatherings.

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

- Henry Ward Beecher

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.

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