4 Historic Sites To Visit This Summer

Planning a road trip this summer? From sea to shining sea, the U.S. has preserved sites and other areas of national historic significance. A National Historic Site (e.g., Hopewell Furnace, Pennsylvania) is a protected area of national historic significance and usually contains a single historical feature directly associated with its subject. A related but separate designation, the National Historical Park (e.g., […]

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Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site: Home On The Hudson River

“All that is within me cries out to go back to my home on the Hudson River” ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt This quote captures FDR’s connection to Springwood, the lifelong home of America’s only four-term President. The first U.S. Presidential Library was started by Roosevelt here. Franklin D. Roosevelt was born into the luxurious surroundings […]

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Saratoga National Historical Park: A Crucial American Victory

Site of the first significant American military victory during the Revolution, the Battles of Saratoga rank among the fifteen most decisive battles in world history. Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated, and forced a major British army to surrender. This crucial American victory in the Battle of Saratoga renewed patriots’ hopes […]

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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument To America’s Gilded Age

The Vanderbilt Estate is perhaps the best, most intact example of the types of estates constructed by wealthy industrialists in the 19th century. Frederick W. and Louise Vanderbilt purchased Hyde Park in May 1895. Attracted to the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the east bank of the Hudson River, Frederick and his wife settled comfortably in […]

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Honor The Fallen & Remember The Brave This Memorial Day

Every May, America commemorates those who have died while serving in the armed forces by organizing parades, picnics, and visits to cemeteries and national memorials across the country. This Memorial Day, honor those brave men and women by exploring the country’s national parks, many of which are home to preserved historic sites, monuments, and memorials dedicated to […]

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Camping World Plans to Open 6 Locations in 2012

Camping World, the nation’s largest RV and outdoor retailer, announces plans to open new facilities of the national chain in six locations during 2012—Redding and Fresno, California; Washington State’s Spokane-Coeur d’Alene area; St. George, Utah; Conway, New Hampshire; Buffalo, New York; and Lowell, Arkansas. “Our growth plans across the country are consistent with Camping World’s […]

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