Monday, July 7, 2014

Featured Online Resource: National Register of Historic Places Travel Itineraries

If you're feeling the travel bug this summer, and have an interest in United States history. The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places website may be able to help you out!

The Register has compiled travel itineraries to include these historic landmarks.  The itineraries can give you ideas about notable sites that can be found in a particular area.  You can also find compilations of places which fit an area of interest.  Browse the travel itineraries here: Travel Itineraries

Of local interest is the All Aboard for Cumberland site.  If you're looking for a slightly longer trip, consider the Washington, DC, James River Plantations,  or Virginia's Main Street Communities.

If you're feeling more adventurous, then go ahead and set off on the Lewis & Clark Expedition!  The Cultural Diversity: Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures itinerary is ambitious for the traveler, but still a fascinating listing of historical sites and information.

Keep in mind that even if you cannot visit these sites in person, the web sites themselves include interesting information and photographs.

Whether you plan to visit these sites in person or virtually while in the comfort of your own home, you're sure to learn about some of the country's lesser known historic places that deserve some attention!

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