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Washington’s Trail 1753


About Washington’s Trail 1753

This trail is a signed driving route through western Pennsylvania.  Traversing modern highways, the route commemorates young George Washington’s first military and diplomatic venture in the fall and winter of 1753-1754.  Today, the route primarily follows major roads.  In some areas, there are alternate historic or scenic routes suggested that may more closely align with Washington’s travel in the fall of 1753, and these are likely to be back roads.   In Crawford County Washington traveled along French Creek, through present-day Cochranton, Meadville, Saegertown, and Cambridge Springs.   

Blue and white round trailblazer signs are located along Washington’s route.  Pick up the trail at the Maryland/PA border and follow it north.  Relive Washington’s first military expedition – retrace the steps of our first president, and take advantage of the historic and natural attractions along the way.

The driving route in PA extends from the MD/PA border, through 10 counties, including Crawford, and ends at Fort LeBoeuf, Waterford, Erie County,

  • 14186 Harmonsburg Road
    Meadville, 16335 PA
    (open on Trip Planner)
  • 412-952-2840
  • george@washingtonstrail.org
  • Website
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