Top 5 Historical Sights in America
1: The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia.
The Liberty Bell became an important symbol of American independence after it was adopted by the abolitionists as their symbol during their fight to end slavery. The bell is often closely associated with the Declaration of Independence due to its relation to a short story of the period. The story told the tale of a bellman who rang the bell just as independence was declared.
2: The Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Built to commemorate one of America’s greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Memorial stands, or rather sits, proudly at the West End of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Housed inside the white, column adorned building, a gigantic statue of Lincoln sits gazing contemplatively at his visitors, an excellent spot for a photo!
3: French Quarter, New Orleans.
New Orleans is known for its eccentric and lively ways and this is no more apparent than in the French Quarter! This area is the oldest neighbourhood in the city and here you will find the world-famous Bourbon Street, bustling markets and incredible restaurants. There is so much to see and do here that it is an absolute must for any traveller!
4: Brooklyn Bridge, New York
An icon of the New York landscape, the Brooklyn Bridge was completed in 1883 and is a reminder of New York’s architectural history. It took over 13 years to complete the bridge and it is reported that 27 people died during the construction! Taking a stroll across the bridge is something that everyone that visits New York has to do! Watch out for the cyclists though.
5: Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Nestled within the natural beauty of the Black Hills, four large faces loom high above the tree tops. Mount Rushmore, the historical sculpture featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognisable sites in America! Did you know that SnapChat filters work on them…