Gettysburg WW2 Museum Is An ‘Experience’

Gettysburg WW2 Museum Is An ‘Experience’

A Gettysburg WW2 museum opening in 2022 provides a new incentive for history buffs and families to visit the charming small town in southcentral Pennsylvania. As the name implies, the World War II American Experience and Education Center isn’t a stuffy museum where...

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Weeden House Museum And Garden

Weeden House Museum And Garden

A true historical gem in Huntsville, Al., is the Weeden House Museum and Garden. Not only is the house itself intriguing, but so are the stories of the people who once called it home. Built in 1819, the Weeden House is the oldest public house museum in Alabama. The...

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Harrison Brothers Hardware: Turning Back Time

Harrison Brothers Hardware: Turning Back Time

You know you’re walking into a historic building the minute you open the door at Harrison Brothers Hardware in Huntsville, AL. Maybe it’s the charm and appeal of the vintage displays, or maybe it’s the chime of an old-fashioned cash register ringing in your ears. In...

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El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, N.M.

El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, N.M.

Spending a night at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, N.M., is almost like staying at a museum—but a bit grander and a lot more comfortable. Some of the greatest film stars of the mid-20th century used this rustic-yet-lavish hotel as their home base while...

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A Night Aboard the Delta Queen

A Night Aboard the Delta Queen

I was looking back over some travel posts on my author website and found a memorable one from 2013. I called it my “Magical History Tour,” and logged 2,581 miles, visiting nine states in seven days. The first stop on my trip was Chattanooga, Tenn., where I stayed...

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History in the Smoky Mountains

History in the Smoky Mountains

Everyone knows that a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee will provide you with plenty of outdoor activities and beautiful mountain vistas, but I was pleasantly surprised at some of the interesting historic sites I came across as well. It’s amazing to have...

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Museum of Civil War Medicine

Museum of Civil War Medicine

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine lets visitors follow in the footsteps of soldiers and surgeons and discover the harsh conditions, personal sacrifices, and amazing innovations that continue to save lives today.

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Fort Macon holds treasure trove of history

Fort Macon holds treasure trove of history

Fort Macon in North Carolina There's nothing like running across tidbits of history while you're getting away from it all at the beach. That's how I ran across Fort Macon, which is located on Bogue Island in North Carolina. Though I had hopes of doing some research...

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