As an extension of the national park system of the United States, the Federal Government has been setting aside areas of historical significance for some time now. Many of these locations were pivotal in American History. They include National Battlefields, Native American settlements and many other interesting places.
In our travels throughout America, Lee and I have visited many of these special places. Here is your virtual tour of a number of these sites.
In Boston, birthplace of American liberty, the Freedom Trail showcases many Early American locations which were significant prior to and during the Revolutionary War.
Another “Sons of Liberty” meeting place was Faneuil Hall
Just north of Boston, the city of Salem is famous for the witch trials of the late 18th century.
Another city which played a pivotal role in the fight for independence from England was Philadelphia, PA, home of the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence.
It was here that the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Also in Pennsylvania is one of the greatest battlefields of the Civil War, Gettysburg.
Kittyhawk, North Carolina, is where the Wright Brothers first experimented with flight.
Further south, in St Augustine, Florida, the US has preserved one of the oldest forts in the country.
In the Midwest, Scotts Bluff National Historic Site preserves a spot along the route that settlers used to explore and open the West.
Texas is the home of The Alamo, an important place in the fight for the independence of Texas from Mexico.
The desert Southwest features Native American historical sites, such as, Taos Pueblo
and Chaco Culture NHS
There are many others. We noticed quite a few as we traveled through California in 2009. Here are some of them.