Explore History on the East Coast
By Brandon Dudley January 4, 2011
The US West Coast and the Midwest have their qualities. Fabulous beaches, mountain ranges and scenery galore. The South is rich in culture and southern style. But when it comes to historical locations the East Coast wins. If you’re looking for historical hot spots then these East Coast locations are sure-fire winners for your next school trip, work outing, or group getaway.
Boston, Massachusetts. Check out New State House which was originally owned by John Hancock, the Paul Revere House (once owned by its namesake), the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, and the Bunker Hill Monument.
New York, New York. Head to Ellis Island to see where immigrants landed (purchase ferry tickets online in advance!), Ground Zero, Merchant’s House Museum (a peak into 19th-century life), and Belvedere Castle (originally built in 1869 as a lookout).
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visit the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were signed) and the Liberty Bell.
Washington, DC. Check out the Lincoln Memorial, the Library of Congress, the Washington Monument, the Washington National Cathedral (6th largest in the world), the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.
Richmond, Virginia. Head over to Capitol Square and the Virginia State Capitol, Scotchtown (home to Patrick Henry), the Berkeley Plantation (located on the site of the 1619 Thanksgiving celebration), and the 15th-century English manor Agecroft Hall.
Charleston, South Carolina. Visit Edmonston Alston House, Heyward Washington House, and the Aiken Rhett House – all gorgeous mansions built in the 1700-1800s.
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