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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.