For history buffs, the idea of traveling around the U.S. and the world on a search for some of the most legendary sites is an appealing one.
Renting an RV from a site like Outdoorsy can be the optimal way to travel to all the most notable domestic historical sites in the U.S. because it lets travelers camp, enjoy natural scenery, and of course, learn and experience all they can about history.
If you’re a lover of history and you’re planning an RV trip for 2018, the following are some destinations to consider.
The entire state of Virginia is one that’s great for people interested in history, but Richmond may be one of the more overlooked areas regarding historical value.
The Virginia Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson, is in Richmond, and you can follow the Revolutionary Trail.
Other sites include the Hanover Tavern as well as the Henricus Historical Park, the John Marshall House, and the American Civil War Museum.
Savannah is a stunning coastal Georgia city that has amazing architecture, food and plenty of things to do that aren’t related to history, although many are.
You can visit the Mercer Williams House, which was featured in “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” as well as the Bonaventure Cemetery, which is known for its canopy of Spanish Moss.
There’s also the City Market, as well as the home of the Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low.
Forsyth Park spans 30 acres and sites in the middle of the city’s Historic District, and you can take guided tours that are centered around the history of the city.
You think of great cities for U.S. history you might not think of Houston, but in reality, it’s a perfect RV destination if this is what you’re after.
The Alamo isn’t too far from the massive city of Houston, but there are things within the city itself that are valuable for people who enjoy history.
For example, Battleship Texas is in La Porte and is a museum after having served in both World Wars, and there’s the San Jacinto Museum of History.
Located on the western side of Tennessee, Memphis is perhaps best known as being where Elvis’ Graceland home is, but there’s more history to this city than that. The city is full of musical history, and you can visit The Arcade, which is one of the oldest restaurants in all of Memphis.
There’s also the Elmwood Cemetery, which is the burial place of veterans from every U.S. war.
Another southern gem making this list is Charleston.
Charleston was first settled back in the 1670s, and Fort Sumter was where the Civil War began.
The cobblestone streets and the historic homes are stunning. There are amazing antique shops found throughout the cities, home tours are frequently offered, and there are nearby plantations-turned museums.
It doesn’t hurt that Charleston also has one of the most thriving culinary scenes in the world right now, as well as great beaches just over the bridge.