Nestled in the Hudson Highlands is the oldest road in New York State, Old Albany Post Road. The six-mile unpaved road has been in continuous use since 1669. General George Washington marched his troops on the dirt road during the Revolutionary War. With mile markers placed by Benjamin Franklin in 1769 and double-sided stone walls, it is a living monument to the country's foundation and independence.
Restore and preserve New York's oldest road
Old Albany Post Road
and other unpaved historic backroads.
The Old Albany Post Road - America's second oldest road - is on the NY State and National Registers of Historic Places. Read all about the old road's past and present. http://www.oldrdsoc.org/index.htm
As significant as Old Albany Post Road is to America's history, it is under constant threat of paving. Your donation will help us research better road material and help us raise awareness of the importance of preserving history - a history you can see and touch, walk down and live through. History is Revolutionary. Save it for tomorrow.
Learn more about the Old Albany Post Road, the Old Road Society, and more!