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  1. Default Lower East Coast Road Trip from Ohio

    Help! We're looking for historical sites along the East Coast for a spring road trip. We plan on hitting the East Coast some place around Virginia and heading down to Georgia. Any advice? Tell me whee you've been that you liked and what you'd stay away from. Thanks!!

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    Mar 2005
    Tucson, AZ

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    Welcome aboard the RoadTrip America Forums!

    The east coast in general, and the section you propose to be traveling in particular, is chock full of historical sites and your tour will be limited ultimately only by the time you have available. Starting in northern Virginia you have the sites in Washington, DC as well as a number of Civil War Battlefields in the area including Antietem, Manasas and Richmond/Petersburg. Then in the Tidewater area, there's Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown all in close proximity followed by the Hampton Roads, site of the Monitor/Virginia(Merimack) battle. South from there, next up would be the Outer Banks of North Carolina with the first English colony in North America, Kitty Hawk, and Blackbeard's haunts. Then, after a bit of honkey-tonk on the Grand Strand you would come to Charleston with a number of old Plantations, fort Sumter, Patriots Point and great walking tours of the historic downtown area.

    And those are just the highlights. Check with each state and local welcome/visitor center you encounter to find the smaller, less well known venues where local history buffs can put a decidedly personal face on the history of their homes.


  3. Default Much Appreciation

    Thanks for the help. It sounds like loads of fun. We have two weeks, so it's going to be a nice easy paced jaunt.

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