Historic American Vacations

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Historic American Vacations


If you find yourself vacationing in the United States this summer whether you are an American or a visitor, there are plenty of places to visit where you can learn a lot about American history. Almost every state has something to offer in the way of history, and some spots are more popular than others and offer a bit more in the realm of learning. 

If you are in the United States this summer, here is where you can go and learn about American history. 

Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital is the best place to learn a lot about America. You can visit museums like the African American Museum, the Women’s History Museum, and the Smithsonian to learn about American culture, history, and plans for America’s future. Other than museums, there are several monuments as well like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. 

You can also take a tour of the White House and see where the President of the United States lives and takes care of business. There are tours of the Capitol Building where you can see some of the most important documents that have shaped the American government. Tours book up fast, so make an appointment before you go. 

The Adirondacks

There are a lot of historical things to do in the Adirondacks. Along with museums of the history of the American Revolution, you can also visit museums and areas that are integral in the history of the region. You can learn about the history of the Native American tribes that lived in the area as well as the industries that were settled there.

Mills for paper, graphite mining, and the history of the pencil factories can all be explored in the Adirondacks. You can learn about Lake George and its maritime history. There is also a lot of adventure on Lake George like tubing, boating, ziplining, hiking, and swimming. There is something for the whole family when you visit. 

Mount Rushmore

One of the most iconic American landmarks is Mount Rushmore. Completed on Halloween in 1941, the mountain face contains the carvings of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. Each head is about 60 feet in size and each president represents a contribution to American history.

The park contains food, shopping, a museum, a tour, a walking trail, and an amphitheater for performances and speeches. At night, a light show is presented where the mountain is lit up with colorful lights in a spectacular for the whole family. It’s something that is worth checking out. 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The heart of the American Revolution, all history of the United States can be found in Philadelphia. Once the capital of the United States, Independence Hall was where the forefathers of America met daily to draft up the Declaration of Independence where it was signed. In the same plaza is the Liberty Bell known for its iconic crack. 

You can also visit Betsy Ross’ house where she sewed the first American flag, and you can walk the streets where independence was fought.