America’s First Highway | The National Road, National Geographic: Wedding Party at Historic Inn

A ring bearer, flower girl and bridesmaids huddle together on a chilly rainy day before a wedding begins outside the Century Inn in Scenery Hill, PA. The historic inn, once known as Hill’s Tavern, was considered the oldest in continuous operation (since 1794) until a fire destroyed it in 2015. The history marker on Route 40, the old National Road, proclaims the continuous operation but it now has a 2 1.2 year gap between fire and restoration. The detailed repair work was accurately done so the building still qualifies for the National Register of Historic Places.  The village of Scenery Hill is unincorporated and has many antique shops in historic buildings and homes.