Virginia's Heritage Migration Route
Although it has been known by many different names, such as the Great Road, the Great Philadelphia Road, and the Valley Turnpike, the 500-mile long Wilderness Road
saw nearly 300,000 settlers on their way south through Virginia between 1775-1810. Traveling on foot or horseback, some settled along the way, while others continued on to the interior of the nation. The Conestoga wagon later became the favorite mode of transportation.
Today, travelers along the road will learn of blazing pioneers like Daniel Boone and the skills and values it took to make such a hard journey by visiting museums, living history interpretive villages, and forts, as well as historic downtown centers, schools, agricultural farms, and galleries.