Past Lane Travels

Escape the present. Discover the past.

Welcome To Past Lane Travels

History Fills My Heart. Traveling Fills My Soul.

Thank you for stopping by my history and travel blog!

I am Jessica James, an award-winning historical fiction author who loves exploring the back roads of this great country and discovering off-the-beaten-path historic sites.

Although there are many travel blogs that provide information on historical destinations, I try to seek out the ones that are lesser known — but no less important to our nation’s heritage.

Take a look around. You never know what you’ll find in the past lane.

Find out more HERE.

History. Travel.

Old Houses. Back Roads.

Author Jessica James of Past Lane Travels on horseback

What Do You Want To Explore?

View from Little Round Top at sunset, one of the most romantic things to do in Gettysburg PA

Historic Sites

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Churches & Cemeteries

Equestrian monument on the gettysburg battlefield


The main house at Boone Hall Plantation is unlike most other Southern plantation houses.

Old Houses & Plantations

Museums and Stores

Museums & Old Stores

gettysburg battlefield

Forts & Battlefields

People Davy Crockett


Old trees


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The history of Nottoway Plantation is steeped in Southern culture and heritage.antation