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The United States of America, one of the world's first developed countries, is known for its vibrant history. Some of the most influential figures in the world like Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin and Barack Obama are from here. Visiting these historical place across the country is an experience in itself. Let us now look at some of these important historical destinations in the United States of America.

BOSTON

  1.  Boston is to America as to Athens is to Rome.
  2. Boston played an integral role in the American Revolution. One can retrace the path in Boston, the 24th largest city in America and capital of Massachusetts, following the 2.5 mile freedom trail. The old state house in Boston, symbolic to the American Revolution stands apart.

America is famous for its efficient public transportation facilities. And it all started with the first subway in Boston.

SANTA FE

  1. Established in 1610, this city has been bustling ever since and is currently the capital city and the 4th largest city in the state of New Mexico.
  2. The Canyon Road in Santa Fe is the go-to place for art enthusiasts with exceptionally beautiful sculptures and art galleries.
  3. The Georgia O'Keeffe museum presents the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe and many other contemporary artists.
  4. A national historic site, the Santa Fe plaza is known as the heart of the city and represents the various cultures influencing New Mexico.
  5. The Spanish influenced architecture and the Gothic cathedrals steal the spotlight. 

PHILADELPHIA 

  1. Philadelphia, the fifth most populous city in the United States, is an alluring destination to all history enthusiasts.
  2. It is most famous as the city in which the Declaration of Independence was signed thus setting free the citizens of the country from the cages of the European colonies.
  3. Another historic destination is the Independence Hall where America became one of the world's first republic after the constitution was signed. Placed in the Independence Hall, the Cracked Liberty Bell proclaims the independence of America.
  4. Philadelphia is also widely known for its Museum of Art and the Science Museum dedicated to the brilliant scientist Benjamin Franklin.5. Christ Church, a Protestant Episcopal church, the first of its kind is a National Historic Landmark.

WASHINGTON D.C. 

  1. A tour to the capital of America and residence of the governing body of the country-Washington D.C., is a must. 
  2. The White House, where the president of the United States dwells is also in Washington D.C. Thus, taking a tour of the White House should definitely be on your to-do list.
  3. Built in the memory of Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln Memorial is the most famous of monuments in the National mall. The Vietnam Veterans memorial and The Korean war memorial are nearby. 
  4. Built in between the Potomac River and the Washington channel, the Tidal Basin is a historical landmark surrounded by the Jefferson memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial, and Martin Luther King Jr National memorial. Its foundation stone was laid after World War II.
  5. The independent city of Alexandria, known as the 'Old Town' is only six miles from downtown Washington. It is a charming city and the stark contrast to the capital cannot be missed. Tourists flock to Alexandria which beckons them with many 18th and 19th century buildings. 

NEW YORK

  1. The Empire State Building, a 103 stories high skyscraper in midtown Manhattan represents the culture and spirit of United States of America. The American Stock Exchange building, built as early as 18th century is also present.
  2. Standing on the coast of the Hudson, the 46 meter high statue, is symbolic of the French- New York relations and is a world famous landmark. It represents independence and freedom of the nation.
  3. Soaking in the thousands of years of history in American, Ancient Egyptian and European artifacts, the retrospective silence one goes into at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the largest in the city, is one of a kind.
  4. Hosting 1.5 million art pieces, Brooklyn museum is the second largest museum in the city. The arts here represent African, Egyptian, and Japanese cultures. 
  5. More than 400 Africans, both free and enslaved are buried under the largest cemetery of the colonial era, during the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Pearl Harbor and Mount Rushmore are equally magnificent and have a significant place in the history of the world. Once apply for ESTA and land on the soil of this beautiful country, you can feel the historical diversity of the nation in the air.

Author bio

Flora Cox, a passionate traveler and blogger who shares her thoughts one various topics she came across. As a solo traveler shares her stories on many blogs. Presently she is working for ESTA which provides an authorization to USA.