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Fodor's Travel Historic America: The Thirteen Colonies is your guide to exploring the real-life places where settlers battled hardships and Colonial overlords to create a new nation. State by state and town by town, The Thirteen Colonies directs you to landmarks, attractions, museums, and special events that transport you into one of the most colorful chapters in the story of our country. Unique driving tours take you to re-created Colonial villages, Revolutionary War battle sites, heritage-rich cities, and ...
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Fodor's Travel Historic America: The Thirteen Colonies is your guide to exploring the real-life places where settlers battled hardships and Colonial overlords to create a new nation. State by state and town by town, The Thirteen Colonies directs you to landmarks, attractions, museums, and special events that transport you into one of the most colorful chapters in the story of our country. Unique driving tours take you to re-created Colonial villages, Revolutionary War battle sites, heritage-rich cities, and elegant mansions in 15 states. Listings of hundreds of historic sites highlight the places where you and your family can recapture the Spirit of '76. Reviews of Colonial-style inns and taverns help you choose great places to recharge and refuel. Loads of details, including travel directions and site hours and admission fees, make planning a snap. Plus you'll find 20 maps, outfitters and tours, historical organizations, special events, suggestions for further reading, Web sites, state time lines, and more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400012312
  • Publisher: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Fodor's Travel Guides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 499
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.15 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors v
Traveling Through History viii
How to Use this Guide ix
Liberty's Road 1
Forging a New Republic 4
Colonial America's Superhighway 13
Mel Gibson Slept Here 16
Connecticut 23
The Litchfield Hills to the Connecticut Valley 29
Nathan Hale, Benedict Arnold, and Company 31
Town Listings A-Z 32
Delaware 52
The Tides of Time: Coastal Delaware 57
Three Centuries in the First State: Dutch Settlement to Du Pont Splendor 58
Town Listings A-Z 60
Maine 75
Built on a Ship's Fortune: Midcoast to Downeast Maine 80
The Spirited Southern Coast 81
Town Listings A-Z 82
Maryland and Washington, D.C. 91
Star-Spangled Maryland 96
Life Styles of the Rich and Revolutionary 97
Town Listings A-Z 98
Massachusetts 117
Merchant Ships, Fishing Skiffs, and the Country's First Millionaires 123
The Massachusetts Frontier 124
Town Listings A-Z 125
New Hampshire 167
Colonial Nooks and Crannies: The Grand Monadnock Steeplechase 173
River to Summit, Valley to Sea: Romancing the Colonial Stone 173
Town Listings A-Z 175
New Jersey 187
Ten Crucial Days: Trying Men's Souls in Trenton and Princeton 192
Washington Slept Here ... and Slept Here and Slept Here: Winter Encampments in North Jersey 194
Town Listings A-Z 195
New York 219
Empire and Independence: Warfare in the Mohawk and Hudson River Valleys 227
Old Nieuw York: The Dutch in the Hudson River Valley 229
Town Listings A-Z 231
North Carolina 270
From Sound to Sea: Colonial Sites of the Coastal Plain 276
In Search of Liberty 277
Town Listings A-Z 278
Pennsylvania 291
A Pilgrimage that Pays Tribute to Penn 298
Battle Cries and Whispers 299
Town Listings A-Z 301
Rhode Island 335
Jewels in the Crown: Newport, Bristol, and Providence 340
The Roads Less Taken: Roger Williams, William Blackstone, and Colonial Byways 344
Town Listings A-Z 346
South Carolina and Georgia 370
Upcountry Battlefields of the Southern Campaign 375
Ringing the Southern Belles 376
Town Listings A-Z 377
Vermont 396
Southern Vermont: Birth of the Rebellion 401
Northern Vermont: Islands of War, Peaks of Glory 402
Town Listings A-Z 404
Virginia 417
The Tricorne Tour 425
George Washington Really Did Sleep Here! 427
Town Listings A-Z 429
Resources 473
Index 483
Maps
The Thirteen Colonies 6
Connecticut 24
Delaware 54
Maine 76
Maryland and Washington, D.C. 92
Massachusetts 118
Historic Boston 126
New Hampshire 168
New Jersey 188
New York 220
Lower Manhattan 247
North Carolina 271
Pennsylvania 292
Historic Philadelphia 317
Rhode Island 336
Historic Newport 352
South Carolina and Georgia 371
Vermont 398
Virginia 418
Colonial Williamsburg 463
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