• LaVale Toll Gate House - LaVale, Maryland

      Roadtrip Attraction
      This historic and distinctive seven-sided building in LaVale, Allegany County was the first toll gate house to be constructed on the old National (Cumberland) Road. Erected in about 1833, it is one of two toll gates on the Maryland section of the old turnpike (so called because a pole "or pike" placed over the road would be turned to the side once a traveler had paid the required toll).

      Photo by Peter Thody

      If you go:
      Check out the Rates of Toll: It would cost a horse and rider 4 cents to travel 10 miles or, for the same price, you could drive a score of sheep or hogs for 5 miles.


      14302 National Highway (U.S. Route 40)
      LaVale, Maryland 21502 USA

      Mailing address:
      Maryland Office of Tourism Development
      401 East Pratt Street, 14th Floor
      Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Maryland Office of Tourism Development
      +1 (866) 639-3526