Category: National Historic Sites

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Visited: August 2020 Accommodations: Holiday Inn, La Junta, Colorado Duration: 2-3 hours This Fort built in 1833 (originally called Fort William) by traders Charles and William Bent and their partner Ceran St. Vrain sought to establish a base for trading to include trappers from… Continue Reading “Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site”

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Visited: June 2020 Location: Fort Scott, Kansas Accommodations: day trip from home Duration: 1-2 hours We had bought a new horse trailer and it just so happened to be in a town that had a National Park Service Site, how fun is that. We… Continue Reading “Fort Scott National Historic Site”

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Visited: July 2020 Location: Larned, Kansas Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Great Bend, Kansas Duration: 2-3 hours Fort Larned National Historic Site was a stop on our way through Kansas while driving the Santa Fe Trail. Follow along on the trail at the following blogs. Santa… Continue Reading “Fort Larned National Historic Site”

Minidoka National Historical Site

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Banbury Hot Springs Hotel Duration: 1-2 hours Minidoka National Historic Site was depressing, however I feel my children need to be educated on even the worst times in history. Minidoka was a relocation center for over 13,000 Japanese-Americans. Over 2/3rd… Continue Reading “Minidoka National Historical Site”

Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Chimney Rock National Historic Site was a quick, quick stop on our way to see Scotts Bluff National Monument. It is just a few miles away from our intended spot. This isn’t registered in the National Parks Passport book but it claims it is… Continue Reading “Chimney Rock National Historic Site”

Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie National Historic Site, Wyoming Visited: July 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accomodations: Used IHG points at the Holiday Inn, Scottsbluff, NE traveled to Fort Laramie then stayed overnight in Steamboat Springs, CO again using IHG points. We left Scottsbluff, Nebraska in the early… Continue Reading “Fort Laramie”

Herbert Hoover National Historic Site

Visited: November 2016 Duration: 2-3 hours The boys visit the U of I every once in a while to get tests done. This park is about 20 minutes away and we took an opportunity on this visit to go and see this park on… Continue Reading “Herbert Hoover National Historic Site”

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 1/2 day Accommodations: Charleston, South Carolina   The last stop we have in Charleston was to Charles Pinckney National Historic Site.  What a beautiful place.  We enjoyed this short stop and had a great time working on the Junior Ranger… Continue Reading “Charles Pinckney National Historic Site”

Weir Farms National Historic Site

Visited: August 9th, 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours This was a relaxed and fantastic stop coming through Connecticut.  We met up with a travel buddy of mine that I met while on a trip to Vietnam.  We have traveled to Ecuador, Morocco, the Netherlands and… Continue Reading “Weir Farms National Historic Site”

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Visited: August 2018 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations: Salem Waterfront Hotel and Suites, Salem, MA After a fantastic day in Salem we woke up and got this day going at Saugus Iron Works.  When we arrived, we had a hard time finding anyone. Finally a… Continue Reading “Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site”

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