4 Great Historical Cities To Visit In The United States

4 Great Historical Cities To Visit In The United States

By Donna William | Lifestyle Editor on April 20, 2020
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A couple dancing on the street to a busking band's music in New Orleans

The United States is considered a relatively young country, but it’s filled with cities that are packed with history from as early as the 1400s to now. However, four cities need to be added to your “must-visit” list. Keep reading to find out why these history-filled cities need your visit.

Philadelphia
A street in Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Philly is perhaps one of the most historic cities in the United States, as there are many monuments and important moments in history available to visit in the city. For starters, you can see the original Liberty Bell, a symbol of the United States’ freedom. You can also tour Independence Hall, the place where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Constitution was created. Boathouse Row is also a beautiful sight of boathouses built in the middle of the 19th century that still stands today.

For the movie or pop culture lovers, visitors can run up the iconic steps from the original Rocky movies and take a picture with the Rocky statue, built for Rocky III.  From these monuments, you get a beautiful view of the city skyline and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

A view of the harbour of Boston City, United States of America
A view of the harbour of Boston City, United States of America

Boston

Boston’s history also plays a significant role in America’s history, as it was founded in the 1600s by English Puritans. Boston is a gorgeous city on the east coast of Massachusetts. Most commonly known as the location of the Boston Tea Party, Boston offers visitors the chance to throw their own tea into the harbor. There is also a museum for people that want to learn more about the significant event that leads to the American Revolution.

While in Boston, you can also hear about the history of Paul Revere’s ride and see the church where the famous signal lanterns were hung, starting the American Revolution at the Old North Church. Nearby, you can visit Salem, where the infamous witch trials were held at the end of the 17th century.

Surrounded by gorgeous architecture and fascinating history, by the end of your visit, you will want to be looking for Boston houses for sell.

New York City
Central Park, New York City

New York City

NYC was once the capital of the United States, before Washington DC took the title, yet New York manages to still be a record-breaking historical city. Of course, you can visit the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island, the island where more than 12 million immigrants came to gain new lives in the United States. You can also travel on the Brooklyn Bridge, a symbol of NYC’s architectural innovation. Visitors also experience the breathtaking 9-11 museum and memorial, as well as the new World Trade Center in one of the biggest cities in America.

New Orleans

Founded in 1718, NOLA holds the record for most historical districts than any other US city. Visitors can see major battlefields, like the Chalmette, or see the spectacular St Louis Cathedral, built in the late 1700s. This cathedral is the oldest in the nation. You can also experience the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park, as NOLA is the original location of jazz music, brought to life in the 1900s.

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