Category Archives: cemetery/grave

Tallest monument in Vermont

Most Americans don’t associate the state of Vermont with the American Revolution (the most likely state candidates are Massachusetts and Pennsylvania). Except Vermonters. They celebrate a legal holiday every year on August 16 – Bennington Battle Day – to commemorate … Continue reading

Posted in 18th century, American Revolution, cemetery/grave, military | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

President Lincoln’s cottage

I sometimes think that every major historic site has been identified and there cannot possibly be any that have been overlooked. I’m wrong, of course. I recently visited a President Lincoln site that has only been open to the public … Continue reading

Posted in 19th century, cemetery/grave, Civil War, house, President | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Boston favorites

I just returned from Boston and once again enjoyed walking miles through the neighborhoods. It is truly one of America’s great walkable cities. I took a guided walking tour of historic Beacon Hill and no surprise, ended up on the … Continue reading

Posted in 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, American Revolution, art and culture, cemetery/grave, national park, religion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

One of America’s unknown capital cities

Frankfort, Kentucky is a state capital that gets lost among more prominent and well-known capital cities in the United States, perhaps because it ranks near the bottom in terms of population. This small town sits between Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky’s large … Continue reading

Posted in 18th century, 19th century, 20th century, cemetery/grave, city/town, Civil War, food, house | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Garden District in New Orleans

I love to explore historic neighborhoods and to me, the historic core of any city is usually most fascinating. While in New Orleans recently I took a walking tour of the French Quarter, the oldest part of that city.  However, … Continue reading

Posted in 19th century, cemetery/grave, city/town, garden, house | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Washington Square in Philly

I would venture a guess that most people outside of Philadelphia have never heard of Washington Square, a 6.4 acre park sitting diagonal on the city grid from Independence Hall, birthplace of the United States.  This vast grassy park is … Continue reading

Posted in 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, American Revolution, cemetery/grave, city/town, national park, President | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Happy Patriot’s Day

Quick test: Why is today, April 19, important in American history? If you live in Massachusetts or Maine, you had better know the answer. Today is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first official fighting in … Continue reading

Posted in 18th century, 19th century, American Revolution, art and culture, cemetery/grave, city/town, house, national park | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

An unexpected place in Philly

A diamond in the rough sits near historic Laurel Hill Cemetery not far from the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Many cities in America boast a wealth of historic churches and synagogues in various states of decline.  As the populations of America’s … Continue reading

Posted in 19th century, cemetery/grave, religion | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Seeking Lewis and Clark

Most fans of explorers Lewis and Clark expect to find traces of them in St. Louis, the start and end of their 1804-06 expedition.  The reality is that only a few sites in St. Louis evoke the explorers.  Lewis spent much … Continue reading

Posted in 19th century, cemetery/grave, city/town, exploration | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Silent Cal’s village

Any well-interpreted historic site will pique your curiosity and drive you to continue learning beyond your visit… you leave wanting more. Presidential sites always fascinate me when they show how the home reflected the man and how a person could rise to the … Continue reading

Posted in 20th century, cemetery/grave, house, President | Tagged | Leave a comment