The road that later became Historic Route 1 started as a trail during the 1600s. Burned trees marked the way, crude bridges crossed ravines, and canoe ferries transported goods and people across wider rivers. Later, the first horse carrier service would be established in New Jersey.
Learn About This Legendary Historical Route
The purpose of this website is two-fold: preserve the infrastructure and history of Historic Route 1 and introduce new generations of travelers to this enchanting slice of Americana. The Web site emerged from the efforts of many tourism and political leaders, activists, and special-interest groups committed to celebrating and recognizing Historic Route 1's unique place in the American tapestry.
This site was made possible by the partnership of the following organizations: