Trace Independence Day in 5 U.S. Cities – A Quick Guide.

Posted by Monica on July 4, 2013

Don’t just read about American History, live it! Visit these cities and discover their significant roles in leading to the Declaration of Independence.

See Places Behind Fourth of July.

Annapolis

Annapolis

Annapolis

With an electric eCruiser, ride around the State Circle, taking in the oldest, continually running state house in the United States; ride past historic homes of signers of the Declaration of Independence; and learn about the significance of the United States Naval Academy, as well as the lesser known St. John’s College.

Statue of Paul Revere

Statue of Paul Revere

Cambridge, Lexington, and Concord from Boston

Travel back in time during a tour of Battle Trail where George Washington, Paul Revere, Jonathan Parker and the Minutemen all changed the future of their nation. Visit Harvard Yard and view Cambridge Common where George Washington took control of the Continental Army. Follow the route of Paul Revere as he warned the countryside with his infamous cry of “the British are coming!” Stand on Lexington Green, where Captain Jonathan Parker and 77 Minutemen stood their ground against 700 of England’s finest regulars. In Concord, travel past the homes of Hawthorne, Alcott and Emerson as we make our way to the Old North Bridge where “…the embattled farmers stood and fired the shot heard round the world.”

Newport

Newport

Mansions of Newport

Take a look at the seventeenth century buildings and the marvelous mansions along beautiful Bellevue Avenue. See the Colony House where the death of King George II was announced and also The Declaration of Independence. Also Touro Synagogue the oldest surviving synagogue in North America, the Redwood Library designed by Peter Harrison, the first public library in America and more.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Colonial City Small Group Walking Seminar from Philadelphia

By the dawn of the American revolution, Philadelphia was the largest English speaking city in the world outside of London. Take a three-hour walking seminar through Philadelphia’s Old City and Society Hill neighborhoods and discover the social and political mechanisms that defined the city and set the stage for the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Congress.

Madame Tussauds Washington DC

Madame Tussauds Washington DC

Madame Tussauds Washington DC

You’ve seen the memorials and monuments of the nation’s capital, now how about something different. Experience the glory of the U.S. presidency first-hand in an unparalleled interactive exhibit, featuring life-sized wax figures of all 44 Presidents from George Washington to Barack Obama. Madame Tussauds Washington D.C. is a highly-interactive wax attraction that invites guests to meet America’s history makers, Presidents and more. With over 100 incredibly lifelike wax figures, guests of all ages can touch, hear, and experience history among the U.S. Presidents.

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