Historic places provide learning of new things and offers great experience. It is important to visit historical places to learn about the culture and history of the country. The USA is filled with historical cities and each city has its own importance in terms of history and culture.
Here is the list of 10 best historical cities you should visit in the USA.
1. Washington, DC:
Washington is the capital of America and is brimming with a number of historical places. Enjoy your day by taking a guided tour to the White House, strolling around the Tidal Basin, and visiting National Mall. History buffs can head to the Smithsonian National Museum of National History. This museum contains more than 145 million specimens of minerals, rocks, plants, animals, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. Art enthusiast can make their way to art centers for enjoying performing arts that has contributed to the cultural life of the US. This is one of the best places to travel for history tourism.
Boston is a city worth-visiting that is full of incredible history. Take a walking tour of Boston with professional guides to explore the Boston historical sites. Also, enjoy a walking food tour that fuses history with an appetizing pizza lunch. The city is also known for its cultural tourism as it has merged its cultural aspects with New England. Boston National History Park is famous because the city has played a role in the American Revolution period. Art lovers can head to the Museum of Fine Arts for admiring art. Head to Paul Revere House before sitting to enjoy the delicious seafood.
Philadelphia is the ancient district in the US that has played an important role in the American Revolution. The city is notable for its colonial history, culture, art, and cuisine. Head to Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Then, visit Liberty bell that is the ideal symbol of American independence. Venture to other historic places like Fort Mifflin, Edgar Allan Poe, Gloria Dei Church to learn about history. Don’t forget to visit the famous oldest public market Reading Terminal Market to grab a bite.
The Battle of Gettysburg was an important turning point of the American Civil War. You can experience the history of the civil war by heading to city museums. Spend your day by experiencing ranger programs at the Gettysburg Military Park, and discovering the civilian’s experience at Shriver House Museum, and wandering around David Wills House. You can also listen to the authentic stories of the wounded and dying soldiers of civil war at Civil War Hospital. Take a tour guide to get around the city to explore the history of the past.
Williamsburg is a historical town that has played its part in the American Revolution. Historical landmarks and monuments are abundant in the city of Williamsburg. The heart of the city is in its living-history museum Colonial Williamsburg that represents American Colonial history. Visit the nearby areas of Williamsburg like Yorktown and Jamestown that are the living monuments of colonial history. Visitors can have a lot of learning opportunities by making their visits to historic places.
Charleston is one of the best places for heritage travel. The city of Charleston houses many historical museums, historical buildings, art centers, and other attraction sites. Travel back in time by making your visit to Antebellum Architecture. Take a historical walking tour to Middleton Palace, Nathaniel Russell House Museum, or the Gibbes Museum of Art. Get a chance to take a Harbor History Boat Cruise to dive deep into the Charleston rich history.
St. Augustine is perceived as the oldest city in Florida. Being an ancient city, it offers many historical landmarks, historical buildings, and various memorials, and monuments. A unique historical history has made St. Augustine a popular travel destination. Head to Colonial Quarter to see how the old century residents lived or to Castillo de San Marcos to learn about the history of declaration of independence. Take a guided walking tour to explore the fascinating history of Florida.
Savannah is the best place to visit in Georgia. The history of Savannah is known in the world. Explore the famous landmarks by taking a guided walking tour. Spend your day by heading to Forsyth Park to view the sight of the antebellum word or taking a walking ghost tour to listen to the stories of historic figures and scariest ghost stories of the city. Make your way to Savannah Civic Center to attend the historical events held every year. Also, venture to Fort Jackson, St. John’s Church, and Georgia Historical Society to learn about the oldest history of Georgia.
Plymouth features 20 war memorials and the most famous among those are the Plymouth Naval Memorial and the Armanda Memorial. Spend your day with your children by taking them to the National Marine Aquarium that exhibits 400 marine species. In addition, it also contains Britain’s deepest aquarium tank. The city also houses museums, historic homes, historic places, and other monuments all of which are devoted to the Wampanoag American Indians. Visit Union Street that is a famous tourist attraction to learn about the historical culture of Plymouth.
10. Salem, MA:
Salem offers so much to visitors from maritime to Colonial history and pirates. Art lovers can head to the Peabody Essex Museum to explore the huge collection of artifacts and global art. The history of Salem is related to the Neolithic Period and its archeological remnants. The famous tourist attractions of the city include the Jama Majid, the Witch House, the ISKCON temple, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the Friendship of Salem, and the New England Pirate Museum. Travel guides can help you in getting around the city to explore the cultural identity and history of the city.
James is a co-author with one his friends at Travelistia. He loves to write adventure stories and explore adventure filled destinations.