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Seven Cities for Exploring American History
Visit some of America's most historic destinations on vacation. Boston, MA
, may be the most historic city in America. See Faneuil Hall, the site of the Boston Massacre, the Old North Church and the Freedom Trail.
For a great family vacation and a great value, take a trip to Washington, DC
, where most of the major attractions are places you can walk to with free admission. Philadelphia
is often called the birthplace of America. It's home to numerous historic sites: the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross house, and the Christ Church burial ground.
New York City
played a major role in US history. George Washington made his headquarters here and it served as the nation's first capital city.
After gold was discovered in 1848, the world poured into San Francisco
. By 1852, the gold rush transformed San Francisco into an international city of 800,000 people.
Remember the Alamo in San Antonio
, where the famous 1836 standoff occurred between American and Mexican troops. San Antonio combines American History with sites, restaurants and things to do that make it a favorite city to visit. Savannah
, Georgia's historic beauty spared it from being burned down along with other cities from Atlanta to the coast. Come, see it for yourself and enjoy Savannah's Southern charms.
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