The United States of America will celebrate its 250th birthday on July 4, 2026, but there are lots of significant historical destinations and Revolutionary War sites to visit between now and then.

The road to American independence didn’t happen overnight. It was a long one, built on determination and sacrifice.

As John Adams wrote: “The revolution was effected before the War for Independence commenced. The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.”

It’s amazing that we can still visit the taverns where these early dissenters discussed their plans, and stay in homes that witnessed scenes from this important era of American history.

This website will guide you as you explore Revolutionary War sites to celebrate our country’s birthday and honor those who made it possible.

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Revolutionary War Sites

BOSTON, MASS.

The Boston Tea Party: 250th Anniversary Event Dec. 16, 2023

PENNSYLVANIA

George Washington’s War Tent

Museum of the American Revolution

Reasons Why You Should Visit Valley Forge

SOUTH CAROLINA

Walnut Grove: Home of a Revolutionary War Heroine

Hampton Plantation: Visited by George Washington

Drayton Hall Plantation: Survived the Revolution and the Civil War

VIRGINIA

A Secret Vault Saved The Constitution

Matildaville Ruins: A Ghost Town Connected to George Washington

George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Christmas by Candlelight Tour

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