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The best historic destinations in the U.S.

Visiting the Poconos
1 month ago

Visiting the Poconos

The Pocono region of Pennsylvania is known as a ski, casino, and honeymoon haven (the heart shaped tub was originated in the Poconos), and even more so as a place of mountains, lakes, rivers, and woodlands of scenic beauty. Take the roads less traveled; allow yourself to wander and explore. There is discovery around every bend in the road.

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Must-See Chicago Architecture
2 months ago

Must-See Chicago Architecture

Chicago is America’s First City in terms of notable architecture. You could spend weeks exploring the buildings in and around the city that have been innovative and emulated. Here is a sampling of the very best. You can visit most from inside. 

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Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail
4 months ago

Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail

In 1838, over 16,000 people of the Cherokee Nation were forced by the US Government to leave their ancestral homes in Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennesee. They resettled in what is known today as Oklahoma. 

This march moved people over 1,000 miles in eight states. Since it took place over the winter, the conditions were terrible. In addition, the majority of those who were required to relocate were not adequately supplied with the food or goods to make it through the snowy conditions.

Over 4,000 members of the Cherokee tribe died during this long winter and the name ‘Trail of Tears’ was born. 

The Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail was authorized in 1987 as a way to help recognize what happened and commemorate the struggles of the Cherokee people during this time. 

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Visit Fort Baker in San Francisco
5 months ago

Visit Fort Baker in San Francisco

Fort Baker is a dream-like collection of vintage white and red buildings situated at water’s edge on the San Francisco Bay, on the Sausalito side of the Golden Gate Bridge. Part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it began as a fort and is now a remarkable place to see and to stay when you are in the San Francisco area. The buildings are clustered on several sides of a large parade ground which is open toward the Bay. Read More

Fort Point and Crissy Field
5 months ago

Fort Point and Crissy Field

Fort Point and Crissy Field are among the many notable treasures of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California.

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Fort Frederica National Monument
6 months ago

Fort Frederica National Monument

We all think of the true founding of America as the time after the Revolutionary War and the Constitutional Convention in the late 1700s. But before that, the country that would become the America we all know was the site of colonial battles and struggles for well over 100 years. 

One of the areas of the country that was most contested was Georgia. It was known as “The Debatable Land.” This area marked the border between the British Colonies and the Spanish Colonies. These two European powers had been fighting each other for land and power for hundreds of years.

In 1733, a British man named James Oglethorpe was allowed to turn “The Debatable Land” into the colony of Georgia. To protect this new land, in 1736, he built Fort Frederica at the bottom edge of the colony. 

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Augusta Canal National Heritage Area
6 months ago

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Aaah – Georgia. We love it for so many reasons. The history, the culture, the beaches and the beautiful mountains are what make it one of the best destinations in the southeast. One of the main attractions in the great state of Georgia is located in beautiful Augusta – the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area. From historic sites to beautiful outdoor activities, there’s no doubt you’ll have a memorable time here. It’s so great you’ll want to keep coming back for more! Take a look at just a few of the things the Augusta Canal has to offer. 

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Andersonville National Historic Site
6 months ago

Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville National Historic Site might be one of the most moving National Historic Sites you’ve never heard of. Located in Andersonville, Georgia, it hosts three features in one place: Andersonville National Cemetary, the Andersonville prison, and the National Prisoner of War Museum. 

All of these different sites combine in one spot to make for a fascinating historical destination. It not only serves as a stopover for those interested in Civil War history but also highlights some of the incredible stories of American prisoners of war (POW).

In this post, we want to dive into what makes Andersonville National Historic Site so special. We’ll cover each of these three areas of the site on their own, plus provide a few tips on how to make the trip. 

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Visiting the Presidio of San Francisco
8 months ago

Visiting the Presidio of San Francisco

San Francisco’s Presidio National Historic Landmark has been the centerpiece of the city by the bay since 1776. When Spain colonized California, the Presidio (or fort) was established here for the purpose of guarding San Francisco Bay. Comprising 1,500 acres, the Presidio is a vast and varied park with plenty to do for everyone. This park stretches along the Bay all the way to the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge. You can walk or bike the Presidio, but even better, two different free shuttles will give you a complete overview of the grounds.

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Historic Sites in The Northeast
8 months ago

Historic Sites in The Northeast

When we think of the Northeast region of the United States of America, we think of the following states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A lot of history has happened here. There are forts and ships and battlefields to remind us of the unfolding saga of the United States. This article highlights historic buildings from each state that are evocative of the state they are in. Enjoy the tour.

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