With Memorial Day here and the Fourth of July just around the corner, we can’t help feeling a little extra patriotic. Here’s a look at some of America’s most patriotic destinations!
There is so much American history in this one city, from monuments and museums to the Capitol and the White House. Visit the famous Smithsonian museums and the iconic National Mall, and witness the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery.
Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., and with that comes fascinating historical sites, an impressive collection of museums, and a harbor known for the world-famous Boston Tea Party. Don’t miss the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path through 16 sites that played a role in the Revolutionary War, including Paul Revere’s house.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Step back into the Revolutionary War period at this living museum. This historic area showcases restored or re-created buildings from the 18th century when the city was the capital of Colonial Virginia. Costumed employees even work and dress as people did in the era, giving you a first-hand experience of what life was like.
Statue of Liberty, New York
Probably the most iconic of American monuments is the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The enormous 111-foot copper statue stands as a symbol of freedom and democracy, as well as international friendship./p>
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Nestled in the Black Hills of South Dakota you’ll find the 60-foot faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln carved into the mountain. Although this large-scale sculpture is quite impressive, you’ll also enjoy the majestic natural setting and dozens of National Parks, monuments, memorials, and caves in the Midwest.