Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is the location of a Revolutionary War battle between the British forces of General John Burgoyne and Colonel Friedrich Baum against the American forces under Brigadier General John Stark and Colonel Seth Warner.
Magnificent manor house built by the Vanderbilt family, with stunning gardens and exhibits. Guided tours available inside or just wander the grounds and gardens. Plan at least a full day to get the most out of your admission fee.
Near-ghost town in central Pennsylvania that has been gradually abandoned due to a coal mine fire that has been burning slowly underground since 1962. Coordinates are for the “graffiti highway”, abandoned SR 61.
Home of eight generations of the Boal family for over 200 years with the original furnishings. A centuries-old chapel of the Columbus family imported from Spain in 1909 containing the Admiral’s Desk of Christopher Columbus, fine European art.
The fort depicts the 18th century conflicts between France and Britain, and the later struggle between two great empires — America and Britain – for North American supremacy. Ruins of a star-shaped fort plus artifacts & exhibits. Download app for guided tour.
800 men led by traitor Benedict Arnold destroyed the “immense” stockpile of goods and naval stores kept here. Buildings, wharfs and ships were soon in flames. One hundred and forty-three buildings, nearly all the town, were consumed.
Historic fort and living museum. On May 10, 1775, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys crossed Lake Champlain from Vermont and at dawn surprised and captured the sleeping garrison. This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War.
The sleepy ex-mining desert town of Gerlach (pop. 107ish) provides an isolated hub for desert tourism and outdoor activities in the northwest corner of the state. The nearest town is 60 miles away and the only paved road in/out is NV 447, heading to Fernley NV and Eagleville CA. The annual Burning Man Festival is held in the desert nearby, helping to keep the local economy propped up, and there is fuel, a mom-n-pop hotel, and a couple small restaurants that are worth stopping in for a bite and to jaw with the locals, who are very friendly.
Nearby Guru Road, a very rough but short stretch of gravel, features a popular art installation and place for self-reflection that is worth checking out. The town has long been a revered stop-in for long-distance motorcyclists, seeking a bit of desert isolation and desert-crazy.
In the beautiful green mountains of VT is the home of Abraham Lincoln’s only son that survived to be an adult. The guided tour really explains life in this mansion back in the early 20th century. The surrounding grounds are truly remarkable and very beautiful.
Great look into the way things used to be. There are a few attractions scattered around the property that are worth seeing, including Martha’s Chapel, the old Schoolhouse, and the nearby picturesque Grist Mill, which iis just down the street and has its own parking area.
One of the most photographed spots on the parkway. There is an interpretive trail with exhibits about Appalachian life. On Sundays there are often informal music gatherings. Weekend exhibits are not uncommon. If you get a chance, go visit the Meadows of Dan, at milepost 177.7. Very sweet little town.
The Cog Railway is one of the world’s great railway adventures. The track runs up a three mile-long trestle with a maximum gradient of over 37%, making it the second-steepest mountain climbing train in the world and the only one entirely built on a trestle.
One of the last major Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies occurred on this dramatic peninsula, which rises high over the Hudson River. There is about a quarter mile hike up a steep but paved driveway from the parking lot to the museum, then a nice foot path with interpretive signage and great views of the river.
The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.