The Fourth of July is a time for family reunions, fireworks, reminiscing and good ol’ apple pie with scoops of vanilla ice cream. It’s the time of year for vacations devoted to exploring historic locations.
Massachusetts—Where it all Began
The shot heard ‘round the world was fired in Massachussetts, and you can start your own vacation with a bang there, too. Basing your explorations in Cape Cod, at either The Soundings Seaside Resort and The Breakers in Dennis Port, you can easily plan a day trip to Boston to walk the Freedom Trail, which includes Faneuil Hall—the place our Founding Fathers called “The Cradle of Liberty.”
Welcome to New Jersey, the “Crossroads of the American Revolution.” It is here that George Washington and the Continental Army victoriously crossed the Delaware River in order to help secure and preserve the dreams of our new nation. Bluegreen at Atlantic Palace. in Atlantic City, is just 2 hours south of Jockey Hollow in Morristown National Historic Park, the area where Washington and his troops made camp in the winter of 1779. New Jersey— George Washington’s crossroad
Virginia—The birth of a nation
Since the 17th century, Virginia has played an important role in U.S. history. This hotbed of democracy was home to founding fathers such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. In fact, Jefferson is one of the citizens portrayed in the living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg. This town of yesteryear is a historically accurate replica of this early colonial capital and home of scholars and patriots. Bluegreen Patrick Henry Square is literally next door to Colonial Williamsburg and Parkside Williamsburg Resort, which now includes masterful colonial homes among the accommodations, is just 5 miles away.
South Carolina—Charming cultural capital
By the end of the Revolutionary War, Charleston was the centermost point for all Atlantic trade. Understandably, the merchants needed space to store their goods. They found Lodge Alley in the French Quarter District of the old walled city of Charleston the perfect area because French Huguenots had already built a series of warehouses near the wharf. This location also gave the merchant landowners convenient access to their ships and docks from their row houses. Today, this collection of warehouses is home to our beautiful resort, Lodge Alley Inn.
If you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly vacation enriched in history, look into booking a reservation with one of our resorts. We hope you enjoy your tours of historic homes, buildings and parks. Remember to bring your camera!