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Cultural trips to historical sites, historic parks, historic attractions, historic landmarks, museums, exhibits, and historical tours to explore the history and heritage of a destination and its people.

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Lexington VA is so much more than VMI, Washington and Lee. Take a carriage tour, feed wild animals, see Civil War Dinosaurs on this quirky Virginia Getaway. Lexington Virginia, Washington And Lee University, Liberal Arts College, Best Weekend Getaways, Girlfriends Getaway, Beautiful Places To Travel, Romantic Getaways, Culture Travel, Historical Sites
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Lexington VA: VMI, Washington & Lee, and Civil War Dino's | Getaway Mavens

Lexington VA is so much more than VMI, Washington and Lee. Take a carriage tour, feed wild animals, see Civil War Dinosaurs on this quirky Virginia Getaway.

Childhood home of George Washington, site of several Civil War battles, Fredericksburg VA has American History in spades. But, the Getaway Mavens love other things about this Virginia town, including downtown shops and restaurants, and some of the best ice-cream in the Mid Atlantic. Us History, American History, George Washington, Washington Dc, Best Weekend Getaways, Culture Travel, Historical Sites, Dream Vacations, East Coast
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Visit Fredericksburg VA: George, Mary, and Other Washingtons

Childhood home of George Washington, site of several Civil War battles, Fredericksburg VA has American History in spades. But, the Getaway Mavens love other things about this Virginia town, including downtown shops and restaurants, and some of the best ice-cream in the Mid Atlantic.

Confederate General, Thomas Jackson, stood "like a stone wall" in the face of Union troops, thus earning his nickname, Stonewall Jackson. Learn more about other figures from the Civil War. Plus, discover some of the worlds best pies, on this Prince William County VA getaway. Prince William County, Stonewall Jackson, Culture Travel, Historical Sites, Weekend Getaways, Dream Vacations, Troops, Washington Dc, Virginia
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Manassas and Prince William County PA: Dark History, Best Pies

Confederate General, Thomas Jackson, stood "like a stone wall" in the face of Union troops, thus earning his nickname, Stonewall Jackson. Learn more about other figures from the Civil War. Plus, discover some of the worlds best pies, on this Prince William County VA getaway.

Yorktown VA is where “stuff got real” for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The quaint port village of Yorktown is surrounded by the Colonial National Historic Park, which includes, of course, the Battlefield. But there are other charms to this riverfront town, including Historic Yorktown and one of the best interpretive Living History Museums in the country. Click on the pin for info on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Yorktown VA. Continental Army, American Revolutionary War, Top Restaurants, Culture Travel, Usa Travel, Historical Sites, Weekend Getaways, Dream Vacations, Museums

Yorktown VA Getaway: For Your Favorite American History Buff

Yorktown VA is where “stuff got real” for the Continental Army during the American Revolution. The quaint port village of Yorktown is surrounded by the Colonial National Historic Park, which includes, of course, the Battlefield. But there are other charms to this riverfront town, including Historic Yorktown and one of the best interpretive Living History Museums in the country. Click on the pin for info on what to do, where to eat, and where to stay in Yorktown VA.

Not only does Erie PA have beautiful lake beaches, it's home to one of the best War of 1812 museums in the country. Presque Isle State Park and Erie Maritime Museum, and the Flagship Niagara are but several of the many surprises you'll find on this Great Lakes weekend. Just click on the pin, and find out why the Getaway Mavens recommend Erie highly. Presque Isle State Park, Best Weekend Getaways, Lakeside Cottage, Lake Beach, Maritime Museum, Great Lakes, Culture Travel, Usa Travel, Historical Sites
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Erie PA: Wide Beaches and Waterfront Luxury

Not only does Erie PA have beautiful lake beaches, it's home to one of the best War of 1812 museums in the country. Presque Isle State Park and Erie Maritime Museum, and the Flagship Niagara are but several of the many surprises you'll find on this Great Lakes weekend. Just click on the pin, and find out why the Getaway Mavens recommend Erie highly.

In May 1889, a wall of water 60 ft high traveled 14 miles, reaching the village of Johnstown PA in 45 minutes. The flood killed over 2200 people, and generated international press and an outpouring of donations from around the world. Yet, over 130 years later, the Johnstown Flood is all but forgotten. Visit both the Johnstown Flood National Memorial and Johnstown Flood Museum for a deep dive into what happened that day. The Getaway Mavens tell you how - just click on the link. Us History, American History, Johnstown Flood, Wall Of Water, Lakeside Cottage, Culture Travel, Usa Travel, Historical Sites, Weekend Getaways
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Johnstown PA: Deadliest Flood in US History

In May 1889, a wall of water 60 ft high traveled 14 miles, reaching the village of Johnstown PA in 45 minutes. The flood killed over 2200 people, and generated international press and an outpouring of donations from around the world. Yet, over 130 years later, the Johnstown Flood is all but forgotten. Visit both the Johnstown Flood National Memorial and Johnstown Flood Museum for a deep dive into what happened that day. The Getaway Mavens tell you how - just click on the link.

In Harrisburg PA, visit the most magnificent Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, and you’ll wonder why the whole world doesn’t know of its beauty. And there’s so much more: river-views, in-your-face Civil War exhibits, Victoriana galore, and our recommended spots to eat and bed down. Click on the pin to discover more. Harrisburg Pennsylvania, Stuff To Do, Things To Do, Capitol Building, Usa Travel, East Coast, War, River, Places

Harrisburg PA | A Weekend Getaway In Pennsylvania Capital

In Harrisburg PA, visit the most magnificent Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, and you’ll wonder why the whole world doesn’t know of its beauty. And there’s so much more: river-views, in-your-face Civil War exhibits, Victoriana galore, and our recommended spots to eat and bed down. Click on the pin to discover more.

St Augustine Florida is the oldest permanent European settlement in the Continental United States, the city oozes history. Founded in 1565, St Augustine is a history lovers paradise. It seems everywhere you turn there is something old. I’m not talking about your grandmother old, I’m talking really, really old, as in the oldest wooden schoolhouse showing up on the 1716 tax records. Visit Florida, Florida Usa, Florida Travel, Travel Usa, Road Trip Usa, Culture Travel, Amazing Destinations, Historical Sites, Vacation Trips
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A History Lovers Guide To St Augustine Florida

St Augustine Florida is the oldest permanent European settlement in the Continental United States, the city oozes history. Founded in 1565, St Augustine is a history lovers paradise. It seems everywhere you turn there is something old. I’m not talking about your grandmother old, I’m talking really, really old, as in the oldest wooden schoolhouse showing up on the 1716 tax records.

Black history in North Carolina is better understood at the locations where important events transpired. From Underground Railroad sites to Civil Rights landmarks and hubs of African-American business, this NC travel guide will inspire you to learn about Black History in North Carolina #NC #blackhistory #northcarolina #history Cities In North Carolina, South Carolina, Underground Railroad, Us Destinations, United States Travel, Culture Travel, Civil Rights, Usa Travel, Historical Sites
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22 Places to Learn About Black History in North Carolina

Black history in North Carolina is better understood at the locations where important events transpired. From Underground Railroad sites to Civil Rights landmarks and hubs of African-American business, this NC travel guide will inspire you to learn about Black History in North Carolina #NC #blackhistory #northcarolina #history

The city of Lancaster PA has over 150 art galleries and two performing arts centers along with a growing collection of gourmand-approved restaurants, wine bars, SoHo-style shops, and two boutique hotels. Romantic Destinations, Romantic Getaways, Beautiful Places To Travel, Best Places To Travel, Amish Culture, Soho Style, Best Weekend Getaways, Girlfriends Getaway, Wine Bars
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Lancaster PA - Arts, Crafts & Theater | Getaway Mavens

The award for the most repurposed downtown goes to that bastion of Amish Culture, Lancaster PA where visitors find a vibrant arts, crafts & theater scene.

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Carlisle PA in War and Peace

From the most fascinating Army Museum & Library in the US to a premier Gourd Crafting Company, the college town of Carlisle PA serves varied interests.

Learn more about the life of Alexander Hamilton on this road trip through Northeast US: New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. James Madison Home, Best Weekend Getaways, Girlfriends Getaway, Lakeside Cottage, City College, Alexander Hamilton, Beautiful Places To Travel, Romantic Getaways, Culture Travel
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On the Trail of Alexander Hamilton: Northeast USA | Getaway Mavens

Learn more about the life of Alexander Hamilton on this road trip through New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

The Getaway Mavens Document the Restoration of the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport in Mystic CT Mystic Connecticut, Mystic Seaport, Best Weekend Getaways, New England Travel, Beautiful Places To Travel, Once In A Lifetime, Romantic Getaways, Culture Travel, Historical Sites
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Restoration of Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport CT

The historic Mayflower II vessel will remain at Mystic Seaport until May 2020. The ship will sail under her own power to Boston on May 14-19th for return to home port of Plymouth MA on May 21st.

Colonial and Civil War era ghosts haunt the stone buildings of Bucks County PA in New Hope and Yardley, where Aaron Burr fled post Hamilton duel. Romantic Destinations, Romantic Getaways, Beautiful Places To Travel, Best Places To Travel, New Hope Pa, Best Weekend Getaways, Girlfriends Getaway, Aaron Burr, Delaware River
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Bucks County PA: New Hope and Yardley

Colonial and Civil War era ghosts haunt the stone buildings of Bucks County PA in New Hope and Yardley, where Aaron Burr fled post Hamilton duel.

Ever Since the first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, moved to Bedford-Katonah NY in 1795, this woodsy area an hour north of NYC has been drawing celebrities. #BedfordNY #KatonahNY #Art #Caramoor #Music #Travel #WestchesterCountyNY Luxury Inn, Best Weekend Getaways, Girlfriends Getaway, Lakeside Cottage, Tourist Sites, Caribbean Vacations, Beauty Lounge, Beautiful Places To Travel, Romantic Getaways
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Bedford Katonah NY: Home to Music, Art and Celebrities Since 1795

Bedford Katonah NY has been home to boldfaced names since 1795 when American's first Chief Justice, John Jay, moved in. Arts, music and celebs still abound

The mystery and history of all the main Isle of Lewis sites: Calanais Standing Stones, Dun Carloway Broch, Blackhouse, Norse Mill, Harris Tweed, Butt of Lewis, Uig Chessmen and more #isleoflewis #scottishislands #scotland Church Of Scotland, Isle Of Harris, Dry Stone, Outer Hebrides, Scottish Islands, Harris Tweed, Before Us, Culture Travel, Historical Sites
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Isle of Lewis: Mystery and History

Isle of Lewis sites: Calanais Standing Stones, Dun Carloway Broch, Blackhouse, Norse Mill, Harris Tweed, Butt of Lewis, Uig Chessmen and more