For many travellers, the most exciting aspect of a visit to the South has to be its music. Fans flock to the homelands of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Dolly Parton and Otis Redding, heading to the country and blues hot spots of Nashville and Memphisor seeking out backwoods barn dances in Appalachia and blues juke joints in the Mississippi Delta. Major destinations include the elegant coastal cities of Charleston and Savannahcollege towns Athens and Chapel Hilland the historic Mississippi River ports of Natchez and Vicksburg.
Contact Author Vintage houses along St. Founded by the Spanish in St. Augustine is the oldest European-founded city in the United States continuously inhabited and its historical charm clearly highlights this proud fact.
Entire streets are lined by buildings constructed in the 17th and 18th century and the large Spanish forts of Castillo de San Marcos, in the city, and Fort Matanzas, a few miles down the coast, are reminders of the importance of this city on the northern frontier of Spanish America.
The city also claims to have the oldest house in the United States, now a much-publicized private museum run by the St. Augustine Historical Society and open to the public. These claims are always debatable but the house is worth the visit for those interested in history.
The house, also known as the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, dates to which clearly would not make it the oldest unless you add the qualifier of an original, European-built structure. But the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts has a more solid claim to this title, dating to Still, the houses of Acoma and Taos Pueblo in New Mexico outdated all by a couple hundred years at least.
Whether historic or not, all buildings in Santa Fe, New Mexico are built according to the adobe-hacienda code. Santa Fe, New Mexico. It took a few tries to get this city permanently established in by the Spaniards but the good location was no secret to the Pueblo Indians who had occupied the area from to The historical integrity of the city is noticed immediately as all the buildings, including the Walmarts are built to code in the unique hacienda-adobe style.
Many of the buildings you see are original, especially in the downtown area, or at least built over the foundations of originals. San Miguel Chapel, constructed inis reputed to be the oldest church structure in the United States.
The Governors Palace is another outstanding historical feature of the city and is easily located in the historic downtown area. The Paul Revere House in Boston, c.
Reputedly the oldest house in the city. Boston traces its beginnings to when Puritan colonists from England. Old cemeteries, such as the Old Granary and Copps Hill Burial Grounds, are seen from busy sidewalks and beautiful colonial architecture is dwarfed by modern skyscrapers, such as the Old State House which dates to and is considered the oldest public building in the city.
Along the way you will also notice the King's Chapel, built between and by Peter Harrison. This stone building has a long history, first established inthe current structure was built over the older wooden building.
The State House, Annapolis, Maryland, c. Annapolis has the oldest original state capitol building still in use by a legislature. Referred to locally as the state houseit dates to and it has the largest wooden dome construction without nails.The perfect amount of time is a 3 day South Dakota road trip in the region will show you the beauty of South Dakota.
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