Want to dine at Boston’s oldest restaurant? The Union Oyster House is located on Union Street, which was laid out in 1636! This building has stood there as a major local landmark for more than 250 years. In the 19th century, the American people became caught up in a huge oyster craze! In every town there were oyster parlors, oyster cellars, oyster saloons, oyster bars, oyster stalls, and lunchrooms! Over the years, many famous people have come to dine at the Union Oyster House like JFK! Come and enjoy this historical delicacy!
Want to visit the place that has a little of everything Savannah has to offer? Broughton Street in downtown Savannah provides an abundance of shops, restaurants, and pristine southern scenery! From Asian Bistros to upscale Italian eateries, Broughton Street features it all! The antiques are plentiful, while the small boutiques offer specialty clothing, gifts, art, and eclectic items. Come stroll and shop!
Feel like traveling back 200 years? If so, stroll along the Historic Spanish Quarter and enjoy the various restored buildings of this colonial village! Take tour through the Government House which feature current exhibits of the city’s past. Watch historians relive the life of Spanish soldiers and their families or enjoy demonstrations by blacksmiths, carpenters, candle-makers, and other tradesmen!
Do you know about Juliette Gordon Low? Founder of Girl Scouts, Savannah is her birthplace and where she lived out her childhood. Her home is now a National Historic Landmark and guests can enjoy the tours of her beautiful mansion built around 1800. Go visit! And learn about the history of Girl Scouts and why there are now 4 million Girl Scouts across the United States! Enjoy exclusion exhibits, artwork, and beautiful gift shop souvenirs.
Did you know that what is now called the Truman Little White House originally really served as the naval station’s command headquarters during the Spanish-American War, WWI, and WWII? In 1946, the historic building first served as the winter White House of President Harry S. Truman and a site for the Cold War response by later presidents! Today, it is a public, living museum and a place of government business by the leaders of our nation.
On May 17 – 18, the Harry S. Truman Little White House will present its 11th Annual Legacy Symposium on Friday, May 17 and Saturday, May 18. This year’s topic is The National Security Establishment and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman. The two-day event kicks off with a welcome reception hosted by the Harry S. Truman Little White House with Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of President Harry S. Truman and Representative Ike Skelton of Missouri, who from 2007 to 2011 served as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. On Saturday, the symposium will begin at the Marriott Beachside Resort with two sessions, The Institutional Structure of the National Security Establishment, an interview with Ken Hechler, who was a member of President Truman’s staff, and an address by author Mark Jacobson.
Tickets for the two day event are $125 and includes the reception Friday night and the symposium, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and can be purchased by calling the Harry S. Truman Little White House or online at www.keystix.com
The first monument that commemorated the Battle of Bunker Hill was an 18-foot wooden pillar with a gilt urn erected in 1794. Today, a 221-foot granite obelisk marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution. This battle showed the British that even though they had faced a newly-formed and inexperienced colonial army, the Americans were still quite capable of inflicting heavy casualties! Come and admire this testament to American freedom!
Did you know that it is estimated that as many as 100,000 people are buried in the Key West Cemetery! It’s a 19-acre cemetery at the foot of Solares Hill in the northeast section of the Old Town area of the island. In 1847, it was established in it’s current located after a hurricane washed dead bodies from the earlier cemetery out into coastal sand dunes on Whitehead Point!
The thirty story Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is the perfect example of San Diego’s coastal culture and lifestyle. This hotel is adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center and just minutes from San Diego’s international airport! Complete with delicious restaurants and easy access to the Gaslamp Quarter, East Village, world-class shopping, and recreation, the Hilton is another great place to stay! Not to mention how close it is to Petco Park, to get your homeruns in, and the Embarcadero Marina Park, featuring fishing piers, basketball courts, gazebos, and concessions!
Ever visited the Navy Memorial? It includes both a commemorative public plaza and a Naval Heritage Center! The plaza is a round ceremonial amphitheater paved in granite to form a 100-foot diameter of the earth. Surrounded by the deck of the plaza are fountains, pools, flagpole masts, and sculptural panels that depict historic achievements of US naval services. View its beauty and learn about the history that created it!