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Historic US attractions everyone should visit

Love Exploring Logo By Frances Carruthers of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 32: While it might be a relatively young nation – founded in 1776 – the US is steeped in history. There’s plenty to satisfy the curiosity of any history buff here, from well-preserved indigenous settlements to Civil War landmarks, as well as the country’s oldest national parks and Gold Rush towns. Read on for a fascinating snapshot of America’s past, told through some of its most beloved attractions that span 900 years. If you're planning on visiting any for yourself, make sure you check local travel restrictions, booking requirements and COVID-19 protocols before you go.

Windows to the past

While it might be a relatively young nation – founded in 1776 – the US is steeped in history. There’s plenty to satisfy the curiosity of any history buff here, from well-preserved indigenous settlements to Civil War landmarks, as well as the country’s oldest national parks and Gold Rush towns. Read on for a fascinating snapshot of America’s past, told through some of its most beloved attractions that span 900 years. If you're planning on visiting any for yourself, make sure you check local travel restrictions, booking requirements and COVID-19 protocols before you go.

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