Best U.S. cities for history buffs

 Friday, September 9, 2022 

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Sometimes the best way to reconnect with the past is to go on a journey. After all, the main benefit of leaving the house is that it gives you experiences that are impossible to gain from literature. So here are the greatest places to visit in the United States for history fans if you’ve ever dreamed of walking down cobblestone streets or entering spaces where important events took place.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., has a longstanding reputation as a stodgy, government-driven city due to its marble monuments and high-profile politicians. But the nation’s capital is currently brimming with new vitality and evolving into a thrilling, faster-paced East Coast holiday destination. Washington D.C. is a city filled with historical buildings. The government still serves as the city’s sun, but the district also has a wide variety of renowned museums and intriguing neighbourhoods.

New York City, NY

The Big Apple is renowned as the city that never sleeps, but it also has a rich past in American history. To go to Ellis Island and its unique interactive displays examining the country’s immigrant basis, take the ferry past the recognisable Statue of Liberty. Go downtown in Manhattan to see some of the city’s Colonial-era landmarks, such as Federal Hall, where you can see the Bible that was used for Washington’s swearing-in and other artefacts, Fraunces Tavern, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House (now the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian), and Fraunces Tavern.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is one of the most visited cities in the United States because of its extensive historical past. After all, Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were both ratified. Philadelphia served as the nation’s capital before Washington, D.C. displaced it. Today’s Philadelphia is home to renowned institutions, a vibrant nightlife, adored sports teams, and a bustling cuisine scene that goes beyond the clichéd cheesesteak.

Williamsburg, Virginia

It doesn’t get any better than Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia and the centre of many of the most important political and cultural events of the era, to get the fullest understanding of pre-Civil War America. One of the biggest living history museums in the world, Colonial Williamsburg also serves as a sizable outdoor theatre. It provides visitors with an accurate depiction of colonial life in the United States, complete with hundreds of restored buildings, live reenactments, and numerous actors wearing period attire.

Boston, Massachusetts

The first subway system, the first public school, the first public park, and the country’s first major free municipal public library are all found in Boston. It would be an understatement to suggest that the city is historic, but this extremely clever college town also doesn’t cling to the past. A trip to Boston that is well-rounded combines the traditional with the modern: divide your time between time-honoured locations like the Paul Revere House and Faneuil Hall and cutting-edge attractions like the Museum of Fine Arts. If you go to Beacon Hill, you’ll see elegant houses from bygone eras next to stylish stores and cutting-edge hotels.

Savannah, Georgia

Elegant Savannah is a remarkably well-preserved city, bursting with over a thousand antique buildings, lovely cobblestone avenues, and graceful public squares. It was formerly the residence of the Georgian elite. The Historic District of Savannah, one of the largest US National Historic Landmark districts, and an early example of colonial design with its grid street arrangement, encapsulates all of this. Twenty-two of the city’s original twenty-four public squares are still standing, and when they are decorated with flowers, fountains, and monuments, they offer the ideal setting for savouring Savannah’s culture.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The US has had numerous historic firsts in Santa Fe. It is the oldest state capital in the union having been established in 1697. Be sure not to miss the historic Plaza, where you’ll find the landmark Palace of the Governors and have the opportunity to browse a selection of Native American arts and crafts around the square. It is also home to the oldest religious building in the United States, the magnificent Palace of the Governors, as well as the longest-running community celebration in America, the annual Santa Fe Fiesta. There are also many fascinating museums to visit, such as the vibrant Museum of New Mexico History, which houses an amazing collection of historical and cultural artefacts, and the New Mexico History Museum as well as the colourful Museum of International Folk Art, both located in the city’s Museum Hill district.

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