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Must-See U.S. Destinations for History Buffs

Love history and all that it entails? Want to experience American history while touring the actual sites? We’ve got just the list for you of places you must visit if you love history! At each location, be sure to grab a guide book or join a walking tour so you can understand the history in detail.

The Big Apple, New York City, will captivate history buffs via the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Central Park, and the
Natural History Museum. Boston, sometimes referred to as “the Athens of America,” offers many historical sites including the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument, the Green  Dragon Tavern, the Kennedy Library, Fenway Park, the Public Garden, and the Boston Public Library, the first of its kind in the United States. You’ll recognize landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Union Square, Mission Dolores, and Fisherman’s Wharf when you visit San Francisco.

Our Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C., offers an excellent glimpse into U.S. History. Visit the White House, Washington Monument, Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and stroll the Tidal Basin. Philadelphia has a rich history as well. While here, tour Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, The Benjamin Franklin Museum, the President’s House, the National Constitution Center, and stop for a bite to eat at City Tavern. Next, visit New Orleans where you should check out the St. Louis Cathedral, Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar on Bourbon Street, and the Carousel Bar.

A picturesque town with southern charm, Charleston, holds a plethora of historic sites. Be sure to visit Fort Sumter, the  McLeod Plantation Historic Site, the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, Drayton Hall, and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride on the cobblestone streets. While in Newport, RI, visit the Newport Historical Society, Discover Colonial Newport tour, The Breakers, and Rough Point. Travel south to San Antonio for a visit to Alamo Plaza, the Witte Museum, South Texas Heritage Center, and the Institute of Texan Cultures. Finally, last but not least, travel to beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii, to visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, in addition to the Bishop Museum.

Enjoy the history and sites as you visit one or all of these historic sites in America!

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JOY TOUR and TRAVEL has been in operation since 1985. We are fully bonded and insured. We are specialists in many areas of travel. Our staff has traveled extensively to bring you first-hand knowledge of the world. It is our goal to provide quality travel experiences that are of exceptional value to our clients. We are an active member and Co-Owner of Travel Alliance Partners (TAP). This is your assurance that this agency meets the highest standards of financial stability. We have to meet certain criteria to be a member of TAP. TAP is 29 of North America's premier tour operators. We are also a member of (which allows us to get special discounts); the Greater Cincinnati BBB, Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) and International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN), which allows us to book international, as well as domestic airline itineraries

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This entry was posted on September 22, 2015 by in History and tagged , .

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