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Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Winchester, Virginia, USA
    Abram's Delight is the oldest house in Winchester, VA. Begun before 1748 by Abraham Hollingsworth, it is about the same age as the city. The stone house was certainly the grandest and sturdiest structure for miles around in the mid-18th century. (Mos…
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Sharpsburg, Maryland, USA
    Antietam National Battlefield park commemorates a significant and costly event in the Civil War. On September 17, 1862, a Confederate army under Robert E. Lee met Union forces near the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland. After the battle of Second Manassas…
    This review was featured on Monday June 1st, 2009
  3. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Surry, Virginia, USA
    Bacon's Castle is a plantation house from the 17th century. Built in 1665, it is nearly a century older than the popular structures seen across the James River in Colonial Williamsburg. The house was built by Arthur Allen as his plantation home. The …
    This review was featured on Friday October 31st, 2008
  4. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Leesburg, Virginia, USA
    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park, maintained by the Northern Virginia Regional park Authority, preserved the location of the Civil War Battle of Ball's Bluff. The battle took place on 21 October 1861. Ball's Bluff National Cemetery is also loca…
  5. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Middletown, Virginia, USA
    Belle Grove is a Georgian Colonial house in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. It was built in 1797 by Isaac Hite who owned a 7500 acre plantation surrounding the house. Hite was the grandson of Shenandoah pioneer settler Joist Hite. Hite was on the make.…
  6. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Manassas, Virginia, USA
    Ben Lomond is one of the few plantation homes in the Manassas vicinity to have survived to the present day. It was built in 1837, somewhat on the newer side for a Virginia historic house. But, it has seen its share of history and Prince William Count…
  7. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands
    "Blackbeard's Castle" was originally built in 1679 as a watchtower overlooking Charlotte Amalie harbor and was known as Skytsborg. Today, the historic structure has taken on a new popularity as a center for pirate lore. Pirates are popular and big bu…
    This review was featured on Sunday December 21st, 2008
  8. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Thunderbolt, Georgia, USA
    Where can one go to get a real feel of the South? Here, at Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery. This is an amazing cemetery to visit. Full of elaborate headstones commemorating Savannah's famous and not so famous. Shady trees dripping with Spanish Moss. …
  9. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
    Boone hall Plantation has been a working farm for over 320 years. It was founded around the 1680s by John Boone--a rather colorful Colonial character who associated with pirates and fenced their booty, but was still a tax assessor and highway commiss…
  10. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Bristow, Virginia, USA
    The Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre preserves the remains of the town that was the Country Seat of Prince William County from 1820 to 1894. Brentsville, Virginia, is a sort of "ghost town" today, though not like those found in the Western stat…
    This review was featured on Monday June 6th, 2011
  11. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
    The Bridge of Lions carries Florida Highway A1A across the Matanzas River linking St. Augustine with Anastasia Island. The two lane drawbridge was opened in 1927. The bridge was closed in 2006-2010 for a rehabilitation proejct and is now open once ag…
  12. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Middletown, Virginia, USA
    Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park commemorates the Civil War Battle of Cedar Creek. The engagement on October 19, 1864, near Middletown, VA, ended as a decisive Union victory. The strategic Shenandoah Valley had been contended thro…
  13. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Haymarket, Virginia, USA
    Chapman's Mill opened in 1759 as a gristmill for small farms in the region of Thoroughfare Gap. The mill is notable for its construction of stone found along Broad Run rather than built of brick or wood as were most Virginia gristmills or sawmills. O…
  14. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Waldorf, Maryland, USA
    The Dr. Mudd House Museum presents the rural Maryland home of Dr. Samuel Mudd (1833-1883). Dr. Mudd was the physician who treated John Wilkes Booth after Booth had shot Abraham Lincoln. A most interesting story is presented by this house museum. T…
  15. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Compton, California, USA
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum preserves the home of Manuel and Maria Dominguez, prominent in Southern California in the Mexican and American political eras. Manuel's uncle, Juan Jose Dominguez, a Spanish Colonial leather-jacket soldier was grant…
  16. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Duquesne Incline is an in incline railway, or funicular (also known as an inclined plane in Pennsylvania). The incline carries passenger from river level across from downtown Pittsburgh up Mt. Washington. From an observation deck at the top stati…
  17. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    The Durham Museum presents Omaha's story, told in the surroundings of the former Omaha Union Station. There is something here to interest the history buff, the architecture enthusiast, and the railway enthusiast alike. I'm all those, so it was really…
    This review was featured on Saturday September 21st, 2013
  18. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Eisenhower National Historic Site is the former Gettysburg farm of Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower. Dwight Eisenhower ("Ike") was the 34th President of the United States (1953-1961). General Eisenhower had been the Supreme Allied Commander in Euro…
  19. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in San Juan, Puerto Rico
    The San Juan National Historic Site includes the Spanish fortresses of San Felipe del Morro (El Morro) and San Cristóbal as well as the San Juan city walls. The park complex was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. El Morro was built begin…
    This review was featured on Wednesday March 17th, 2010
  20. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    On September 4, 1781, a group of forty-four settlers founded El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora Reina de los Ángeles (The town of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels) on a riverbank in Alta California. The settlers, an ethnically diverse group, had come from Si…
  21. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    The Empire State Building is one of the iconic emblems of New York City. You really can't escape it. It can be seen looming up from nearly everywhere--from Little Italy, during a stroll around Midtown, from the New Jersey Turnpike, and from the Hudso…
  22. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fenwick Island, Delaware, USA
    Fenwick Island Lighthouse was opened in 1859 to warn coastwise shipping of the Fenwick Shoals. The lighthouse is located just inside the Delaware state line, a few feet from Maryland. It's easy to visit today and recommended when you are in the Easte…
  23. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, USA
    Fort Frederica National Monument preserves the site of the colonial Georgia town and fort of Frederica. The National park Service has done an outstanding job in preserving and interpreting the remains of the 18th century British settlement. Georgi…
  24. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
    Fort George is a National Historic Site maintained by Parks Canada. The fort was built by in 1802 as the British Army headquarers for Upper Canada. Britain had surrendered its former fort in the region, Old Fort Niagara, to the United States followin…
  25. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Tybee Island, Georgia, USA
    Fort Pulaski National Monument preserves the site of a coastal defense fort built to protect Savannah Harbor but saw its greatest action during the Civil War. The fort was named for Casimir Pulaski, a Polish soldier who came to fight with the Contine…
  26. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Charleston, South Carolina, USA
    Fort Sumter, constructed as a coastal defense fort in Charleston Harbor, is famous as the location where the Civil War began. Following the announced succession of South Carolina from the Union in December, 1860, US Army troops in the Charleston …
  27. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Fort Ward in Alexandria, Virginia, was one of a series of Union earthwork fortifications constructed around the perimiter of Washington, DC, during the Civil War. Fort Ward was to guard against any attempted Confederate advance along the Leesburg Tur…
  28. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Franciscan friars have been present in the Holy Land (today's Israel, Jordan, Lebanon Egypt and Syria) since the 13th century. They are considered to be the custodians of pilgrimage sites such as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Church of th…
    This review was featured on Monday May 22nd, 2017
  29. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Hollyhock House was the first of five innovative houses Frank Lloyd Wright designed in Southern California in the 1920s. The house was commissioned by oil heiress Aline Barnsdall and was built on Olive Hill overlooking Hollywood. Frank Lloyd Wrig…
  30. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    The Pope-Leighey House was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright by commission of an average citizen. It wasn't a mansion for a well-to-do heiress or industrialist. Rather, when Washington journalist Loren Pope read a Time magazine article about Frank Lloyd…
    This review was featured on Wednesday August 24th, 2011
  31. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pittsburgh's Frick Art and Historical Center is a legacy of Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) and his family. Frick was one of the prominent industrialists of the Gilded Age of the late 19th century. He made his first million dollars before he was 30 and …
  32. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Pasadena, California, USA
    The Gamble House in Pasadena is considered a high point of the American Arts and Crafts movement in California. The house was designed in 1907-1908 by Charles and Henry Greene, architects who had come to California from Indiana. It was commissioned b…
  33. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Colonial Beach, Virginia, USA
    George Washington was born at Pope's Creek farm on February 22, 1732 in Virginia's Northern Neck. His great-grandfather, John Washington, had settled nearby in 1657. Augustine Washington, George's father, acquired the neighboring Pope's Creek land an…
    This review was featured on Saturday April 28th, 2012
  34. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA
    George Washington, as you probably know, was the first President of the United States. But, did you know he also distilled whiskey and milled flour? Those were two of the important industries at Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation. Today, you can …
  35. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Winchester, Virginia, USA
    George Washington used the log cabin that now forms the center room of this structure as his headquarters from September 1755 to December of 1756. He was then in his erly 20s and a colonel of the Virginia Regiment. During hsi stay in Winchester, Wash…
  36. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania, USA
    The George Westinghouse Castle was built in 1896 as the Westinghouse Air Brake Company General Office Building. But it is nothing like any office building you have seen. It is a grand Romanesque Revival chateau in exterior style, but functioned as a …
  37. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
    Gettysburg has become almost synonymous with the American Civil War. It is the most well-known battle of the war and is often considered the turning point of the conflict. In his famous Gettysburg Address to dedicate the National Cemetery on the batt…
  38. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    Grand Central Terminal was built as the main terminal of the New York Central Railroad. Construction of the vast urban station required 10 years between 1903 and 1913. (As it was built it replaced the earlier 1880s Grand Central Station.) Everythi…
  39. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Mason Neck, Virginia, USA
    Gunston Hall, on Mason Neck in southern Fairfax County, VA, is the home of George Mason. “George who?” you may ask. Not as well known as his neighbor, George Washington, George Mason nevertheless played an important role in American independence.…
  40. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in West Branch, Iowa, USA
    The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site commemorates the small-town origins of the 31st President. The National Park Service has operated the site since 1965. Herbert Hoover was born here in a small cabin in 1874. The two-room cottage is the ce…
  41. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Toano, Virginia, USA
    I'd seen Hickory Neck Church and its historical marker several times when driving to or from Williamsburg. But, I'd never stopped there to inspect it further. I'm interested in these colonial era brick churches and wanted to see it closer. The sur…
  42. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Independence Hall in Philadelphia is probably the most historic building in the United States. The Second Continental Congress met here between 1775 and 1783, the Declaration of Independence was debated and then approved here on July 4, 1776, and the…
  43. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA
    The Indian River Life-Saving Station in Delaware was one of many such maritime rescue stations established along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts in the late 19th century. The displays tell the story of the US Life-Saving Service, created in 187…
  44. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Savannah, Georgia, USA
    Builder and carpenter Isaiah Davenport came to Savannah from Rhode Island in 1807. He built his own house, this one, in 1820 with a traditional Savannah raised basement. The house is considered a fine example of Federal style architecture. Davenport …
    This review was featured on Thursday August 16th, 2012
  45. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Montpelier Station, Virginia, USA
    Montpelier was the Virginia Piedmont home of James Madison, fourth President of the United States, and Dolley Madison. The historic house has recently been restored to its early 19th Century appearance. By visiting Montpelier, you can learn about …
  46. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Jamestown, Virginia, USA
    The Jamestown National Historic Site (also known as Historic Jamestowne) preserves the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. On May 13, 1607, three ships, Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery anchored off Jamestown Islan…
  47. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Many lighthouse fans are surprised to learn that there is a lighthouse near Washington, DC, on the Potomac River. Jones Point Lighthouse is located in Jones Point Park, at the southern edge of Alexandria, Virginia. The wood frame lighthouse is no …
    This review was featured on Friday April 26th, 2013
  48. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    As I was looking at the Google Earth map of Omaha, even before I went there, one of the features that jumped out was an immense castle-like structure in the middle of a residential neighborhood. What was that? I was to find out it is the Joslyn Castl…
  49. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Savannah, Georgia, USA
    This house was the birthplace and early home of Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927), founder of Girls Scouts in the USA. She lived here until she married William Mackay Low in 1886. After his death in 1905, she returned to Savannah from the UK where they…
  50. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA
    A visit to the Kennedy Space Center and its Visitor Complex offers an up-close look at the US space program. The first stop for visitors will be the Visitor Complex. A Rocket Garden displays the various types of rockets that have been used by NASA's …
  51. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in San Pedro, California, USA
    The Korean Bell of Friendship was donated by the Republic of Korea in 1976 to celebrate the American Bicentennial and to commemorate friendship between Korea and the United States. The pavilion housing it was built in the style of a Korean pagoda. …
  52. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    There are few American symbols as iconic as the Liberty Bell. The bell has come to symbolize the American Revolution and of freedom and justice framed in the US Constitution. The bell had been ordered from England for the colonial Pennsylvania Sta…
  53. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    The Lincoln Memorial, dedicated in 1922, honors Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), the sixteenth President. The Lincoln Memorial, with its commanding view of the National Mall and Reflecting Pool, is one of the most iconic images of Washington. Lincoln…
  54. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    New York may have the Empire State Building. Paris may have the Eiffel Tower. But L.A. has its City Hall. Completed in 1928, City Hall was the tallest building in downtown Los Angeles for 36 years. (Owing to strict earthquake building codes.) At 3…
  55. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Los Angeles, California, USA
    Los Angeles Union Station is the primary intercity and commuter railway station for the greater Los Angeles area. Opened in 1939, Union Station is a blend of Mission Revival and Art Deco elements. The spacious wooden-ceiling waiting room with its Spa…
  56. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Manassas, Virginia, USA
    Manassas National Battlefield Park preserves the setting of the first major battle of the Civil War and of a second battle the following year. The First and Second Battle of Manassas (or Battles of Bull Run as they are also known) were significant po…
    This review was featured on Thursday October 29th, 2009
  57. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Warsaw, Virginia, USA
    Menokin was the Northern Neck home of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Rebecca (Tayloe) Lee. Francis Lightfoot Lee (1734-1797) was a signer of the Declaration of Independence along with his brother Richard Henry Lee. (They were both members of the Lee famil…
    This review was featured on Sunday May 26th, 2013
  58. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in San Fernando, California, USA
    Misión San Fernando Rey de España was the 17th California mission founded by the Franciscans. The mission was founded on September 8, 1797, by Fr. Fermin Francisco de Lasuén, an associate of Junipero Serra. The mission was named for St. Ferdinand,…
  59. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Monongahela Incline is an in incline railway, or funicular (also known as an inclined plane in Pennsylvania). The incline carries passenger from river level at Station Square up Mt. Washington. From an observation deck at the top station, one can…
  60. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
    Monticello is the plantation home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat, founder of the University of Virginia, and third President of the United States. Jefferson built his home in the rolling hills outside Charlot…
  61. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Mount Vernon was the home and estate of George and Martha Washington. It’s long been one of the major sites to see when visiting the Washington, DC, area. Locals like to visit it, too. Mount Vernon is located in southern Fairfax County, Virginia. I…
  62. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    The National Building Museum is an exhibit of architecture and structural engineering and design. It may sound technical, but it is a wonderful series of ongoing exhibits celebrating the spaces we see and live and work in. The museum is, first, in…
  63. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA
    Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) was a pioneer in women's education and works. She had been widowed in 1803 with five children. Originally from New York, she was eventually invited to establish a Catholic girl's school in Baltimore. At the same time, …
  64. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Youngstown, New York, USA
    Three flags fly at the Old Fort Niagara parade ground representing France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The three countries have held Old Fort Niagara since La Salle founded Fort Conti at the site in 1679. The present fort dates from 17…
  65. Average priced "General Tips & Advice" in Bedford, Pennsylvania, USA
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway carrying Interstate Highway I-76 across Pennsylvania. It connects Philadelphia, Harrisburg (state capital), and Pittsburgh and continues to the Ohio state line, length of 360 miles (579 km). There is also a…
  66. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lorton, Virginia, USA
    Often called "Washington's Church," Pohick Church is one of the oldest church congregations in Northern Virginia, dating to 1689. The present church building was completed in 1774. Pohick has seen a lot of history. George Washington and George Mason …
  67. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in San Pedro, California, USA
    Point Fermin Lighthouse was the lighthouse for the Port of Los Angeles from 1874 to 1942. As an aid to navigation, it guided ships around the Point Fermin cliff sand and into San Pedro harbor. It was built in 1874 at the time Phineas Banning was dred…
  68. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    Radio City Music Hall is probably New York City's most famous performance venue. The theatre at Rockefeller Center has been in operation since 1932 offering variety shows, movies, seasonal spectaculars, and the signature Rockettes precision dance tea…
  69. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Long Beach, California, USA
    Like nearby Rancho Los Cerritos, Rancho Los Alamitos traces its origins to Manuel Nieto and the Los Nietos Spanish land grant of 1784. Los Alamitos was inherited by Nieto's son Juan Jose in 1833, through a partition that created six ranchos out of th…
  70. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Long Beach, California, USA
    The Los Cerritos Ranch House was headquarters of Rancho Los Cerritos, a rancho founded in the Mexican era of California. It is preserved an open as a historic house today. Los Cerritos was part of the large Los Nietos land grant of 1784 that had p…
    This review was featured on Saturday July 13th, 2013
  71. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Reading Terminal Market has been the principal urban fresh food market in Philadelphia since 1892. The space above was once a train shed, and it was easy to bring fresh food to the market from surrounding farms by train. Reading Terminal Market conti…
  72. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Rock Creek Park is a park and natural area running the length of Northwest Washington, DC, from the Maryland line to the Potomac River. It follows the valley of Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac. Rock Creek Park offers area residents and visito…
  73. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Arlington, Virginia, USA
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is Washington, DC's, hometown airport. It is located close-in, just across the Potomac River in Arlington, VA. The airport opened in 1941 as Washington National Airport. The Main Terminal was advanced f…
  74. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Pasadena, California, USA
    The Rose Bowl is Pasadena's most famous landmark. It has hosted the Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day since 1923. A lot of sports moments have happened here. It's a stop on the collegiate football Bowl Championship Series today. UCLA plays its home fo…
  75. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Farmville, Virginia, USA
    Sailor's Creek (or Sayler's Creek) Battlefield is not one of the well-known Civil War sites. But, it is the site of the last major battle of the Civil War. After the Union capture of Petersburg and Richmond on April 3, 1865, Robert E. Lee evacuate…
  76. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in San Francisco, California, USA
    Cable cars and San Francisco are inseparable. Is there any other mode of transportation that so immediately conjures up the image and feel of a particular city? The cable cars have been ferrying passenger over San Francisco’s hilly streets since 18…
  77. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in San Gabriel, California, USA
    Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was founded in 1771 by the Franciscans as the fourth of the twenty-one California missions. It is one of the best preserved and most interesting to visit of the mission sites. The mission was relocated to is present s…
  78. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Santa Barbara, California, USA
    Mission Santa Barbara was founded on December 4, 1786 (the Feast of St. Barbara) as the tenth of California's twenty-one Spanish colonial missions. As were all of the missions, Santa Barbara was founded to extend Spanish colonization along the Pacifi…
  79. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Beaverdam, Virginia, USA
    Patrick Henry lived at Scotchtown Plantation from 1771 to 1778. His residence here was comparatively brief, but Scotchtown is the house most often associated with him. Patrick Henry was living at Scotchtown when he was elected to the First Continenta…
  80. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Front Royal, Virginia, USA
    Skyline Drive is a scenic highway along the length of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. It is one of the best known features of the park. It runs 105 miles (175 km) along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains offering beautiful vistas of the moun…
  81. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Smithfield Street Bridge is the oldest of Pittsburgh's 400 bridges and the oldest steel bridge in the United States. The two spans of the through-truss bridge opened between 1883 and 1889. It was designed by Gustav Lindenthal and is 1,184 feet (361 m…
  82. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
    St. Augustine Lighthouse with its distinctive black-and-white swirl can be seen across the Matanzas River from downtown St. Augustine. The lighthouse is located on Anastasia Island at a spot where a lighthouse has existed since the mid-18th century. …
  83. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Richmond, Virginia, USA
    St. John's Episcopal Church is famous as the place where Patrick Henry delivered his "Give me liberty or give me death" speech at the Second Virginia Convention in March 1775. The Virginia Conventions met after Lord Dunmore dissolved the Colonial Ho…
  84. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA
    St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Fairfax Station, is one of the most picturesque churches in Fairfax County, Virginia. But, it has seen its share of history. The church was built in 1858-1860 to serve Irish immigrant railway workers. Soon, the con…
  85. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue is the largest Roman Catholic cathedral in the USA. The cathdral was begun in 1858, when the surrounding land was nearly countryside in the far northern suburbs of New York City. It was named for St. Patric…
  86. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Richmond, Virginia, USA
    St. Paul's Church is a historic Episcopal church in downtown Richmond. The Greek Revival building was the largest church in Virginia when it was completed in 1845. The gallery-style interior seating was a departure from the box pews found in earlier …
    This review was featured on Saturday July 10th, 2010
  87. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Clinton, Maryland, USA
    The Surratt House Museum (also known as the Mary Surratt House) was the home of the Surratt family in Clinton, Maryland. It is most famous for the roles it played in the plots to kidnap or assassinate Abraham Lincoln in the last days of the Civil War…
  88. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, dedicated in 1940, honors Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence. The Jefferson Memorial is my own favorite among all the memorials and monuments in W…
  89. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Port Tobacco, Maryland, USA
    The Thomas Stone National Historic Site preserves the Maryland plantation home of Thomas Stone (1743-1787), one of the 36 signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was one of four signers from Maryland, but had at first opposed a break with Engl…
  90. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    The Titanic Memorial is one of Washington, DC's, lesser-known monuments, commemorating the sinking of the RMS Titanic and loss of life of more than 1500 passengers and crew on April 15, 1912. Also known as the Women's Titanic Memorial, it was spo…
  91. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in New York, New York, USA
    The Top of the Rock is the observation deck atop the 70 story GE Building at 30 Rockefeller Center (30 Rock). The view out over the New York City skyline is magnificent! And, it is especially spectacular at night with the city illuminated below! T…
    This review was featured on Sunday November 29th, 2009
  92. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Tudor Place is a historic house in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. On a sunny March weekend we decided to visit this house museum. It holds many surprises and stories. Tudor Place is a Federal style mansion built in stages between 1…
  93. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Tybee Island, Georgia, USA
    A lighthouse has been standing on Tybee Island at the head of the Savannah River since 1736. The lighthouse today is the fourth on the site and was built in 1869 using the foundation of the third lighthouse of 1773. It stands 154 feet (37 m) tall. Th…
  94. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, was the winter encampment for George Washington and the Continental Army in 1777-1778. The name itself conjurs up a sense of cold, privation, and sacrifice in American thought. The British Army battled the Continental A…
    This review was featured on Sunday January 31st, 2010
  95. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
    The Villa Zorayda was built as the winter residence of Franklin W. Smith, an associate of Henry Flagler. Built in 1883, construction of "Zorayda Castle" began St. Augustine's revival and transformation into a resort city. As with many other historic …
  96. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
    Union Station in Washington, DC, recently celebrated the centennial of its compeltion. Since 1908 the railway terminal has served as a transportation hub for the national’s capital. Upon exiting the station, the sight of the US Capitol looming at t…
  97. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Leesburg, Virginia, USA
    White's Ferry is the only ferry crossing of the Potomac River. It's the last of what was once a number of ferry services connecting Virginia and Maryland across the Potomac. White's Ferry has been in operation since 1817. Once, the ferries were vital…
  98. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Alexandria, Virginia, USA
    Woodlawn Plantation was George Washington's wedding present to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and Eleanor “Nelly” Custis. (Nelly was Martha Washington's granddaughter via Martha's first marriage.) Washington selected the site with a view of the Poto…
  99. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Savannah, Georgia, USA
    The Wormsloe Historic Site is a Georgia state park that preserves the ruins and land of Wormsloe Plantation,one of the earliest Colonial Georgia settlements. It's also the story of Noble Jones (1702-1775), a classic American success story. Noble …
    This review was featured on Monday September 17th, 2012
  100. Very cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Yorktown, Virginia, USA
    Yorktown Battlefield is the site where combined American and French forces lay siege to the British Army under Lord Cornwallis. On October 19, 1781, Cornwallis surrendered to the allies, effectively marking the end of the American Revolution and vict…
Paulovic says:
Bravo on 100 sights and attractions in here!
Posted on: Jun 01, 2017
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