Are you ready to finally plan a vacation in the southeast? I am right there with you! I haven’t been down to this part of the US in a couple years now. And I am really missing their southern hospitality! While you may want the sun and the sand during your southeast vacation, I have another idea. There are tons of historic sites in the southeast. You can easily add a few of them to your itinerary, in between all those beach days!
If you are truly a history buff, you must take the time to vacation in Savannah. It is one of the most historical cities in this part of the country. Old Fort Jackson happens to be the oldest brick fortification in the entire state that is still in one piece. You will find this fort on the Savannah River. It is best to take a tour of the fort and surrounding area.
A visit to this historic attraction in Georgia will have you learning quite a bit about the president and the town. The spring waters are said to have healing qualities. When you are not soaking in nearby springs, you can check out the Memorial Fountain, the Walk of Flags and Stone, and the Unfinished Portrait.
You will find a replica of the house that Abraham Lincoln grew up in at 2995 Lincoln Farm Road. This replica serves as a memorial building. You will see the Sinking Spring nearby. That spring is what brought water to Lincoln’s home all those years ago.
Elkmont Ghost Town is quite the historical destination in Tennessee. The Little River Lumber Company turned this into a logging town. Vacation homes were eventually constructed on this land. However, once the national park was established, the residents needed to obtain leases on the homes they owned. Since the leases expired back in 1992, many of the homes have been left vacant. That turned the area into its own little ghost town. While a few houses were demolished, others are in the process of being restored and renovated for people to see.
The Cabildo was the colonial government building constructed by the Spanish government back in the late 1700s. Currently, it is home to the Louisiana State Museum.
So, I couldn’t give you a list of historical places to visit without adding in one that serves food! The Peaches Corner Café opened back in 1937 and it has been serving up local cuisine since that time! This charming, and historical, café can be found over on Ocean Boulevard. While their breakfasts are good, it is their lunches that will have you going back for more!
Rainbow Row used to be a rundown area after the Civil War. Over the years, it has been restored and turned into one of the most beautiful landmarks in the city. You will find this Charleston historic attraction over on East Bay Street.
These are some of the best historic sites you must check out when planning your vacation in the southeast. Some of them offer more history than others. Since there are so many, you can easily choose the ones you want to see the most. Those alone will fill your itinerary. And you will have plenty of time for the sun and the sand at the beach too!
Are you ready to add a little history into your next family vacation in the southeast? I have so many ideas for you! Let’s set up a time to talk today, so you can be down in the southeast sooner than later. After all, these years with your family are precious and you won’t want to miss a second!
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