Colonial America and the American Revolution: The 25 Best Sites

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Follow in the footsteps of history with this comprehensive guide to the war that shaped our nation. For the casual traveler or dedicated history enthusiast, this definitive guide gives an illuminating glimpse into our nation’s early days and struggle for independence. Relive the colonial days through a trip to Williamsburg, Virginia. By exploring these sites standing where soldiers fought, triumphed, and fell; witnessing the difficulties of life in a colonial village; standing in the buildings where unprecedented ideas were debated visitors will have the opportunity to bring history to life. Designed as a practical resource with meticulous, up-to-date research that makes getting to sites easy, it includes information that is vital for the traveler as well as the historian. Detailed descriptions of over 150 points of interest and historical overviews of each site. With directions to points of interest and site maps. In-depth travel and logistical information and more than 40 color photos.

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With Colonial America and the American Revolution: The 25 Best Sites, readers are offered an historical travel guide that provides everything readers need to turn a visit to Colonial America into an intellectually engaging and entertaining experience. For visitors who wish to include a cultural or historic activity in their travels, and for those who want a more hands-on and informed experience this book is the essential companion.

Clint Johnson’s enthusiasm for his subject is evident on every page. A life-long American history buff, Johnson offers a wealth of historic facts and interesting anecdotes that bring this period to life. Over 80 accompanying photographs and maps are interspersed as Johnson lays out the historical importance of each location, and uses a points-of-interest rating system to recommend sites. Each chapter offers historical and anecdotal background, directions for each destination, hotel recommendations within walking distance of major sites, insider tips, suggestions for further reading, and much more. Independent travelers, tourists, history enthusiasts, and Revolutionary war buffs will find all the detailed logistical information that they need to experience these sites to their fullest.

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While it may be difficult in the 21st century to truly experience what life in the American colonies was like in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, one can still visit some important sites in those colonies and apply good, old-fashioned imagination to relive those days long since past, but not yet forgotten. The beautiful scenery found outside the walls of Fort Ticonderoga in New York state is still there. The narrow road between Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts, is just as narrow today as it was in 1775.. Moore's Creek in North Carolina still flows where it always has, and a reproduction bridge has been built in the same location so tourists can get a feel for what the three-minute battle over that vital piece of real estate in 1776 must have been like. Castillo de san Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, the nation's oldest city, looks just as formidable today as it did nearly 350 years ago when Spanish stone masons started construction.

Colonial America and The American Revolution: The 25 Best Sites takes travelers - and armchair travelers - to the 25 best sites in the nation. These sites have been selected for their historical significance, their resemblance to what was there originally, and their proximity to other nearby attractions that will help round out a trip. By traveling to these places, visitors will get a chance to walk in the footsteps of the Founding Fathers.

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