Tag: History

Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

Visited: August 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours (including a picnic lunch) Accommodations:  Leaving Stowe, Vermont, staying in Conway, New Hampshire.   It was lunch time by the time we arrived in New Hampshire. This park has a great little picnic area in the parking lot….

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

Visited: August 2018 Duration: 1-2 hours. Could have been longer but it was raining. Accommodations: Trapp Family Lodge, Stowe, Vermont (highly recommend) It was a rainy day in Vermont. We traveled up the beautiful highway 100 stopping at The Vermont Country store for some…

Saratoga National Historical Park

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations: Bennington, Vermont One of the most decisive victories in American and world history was won here at Saratoga. The Battles of Saratoga began in September of 1777, with British Gen. John Burgoyne leading his troops down the…

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historical Site

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 1-2 hours Accommodations: Niagara Falls, Canada (this was a stop off on the way) Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site was a quick stop off on our way to Niagara falls.  We got off to a late start and didn’t…

River Raisin National Battlefield

River Raisin National Battlefield Park in Monroe, Michigan was the second National Park Service site we stopped at on National Park Trip Season 3 Summer Edition. It is also our very first Battlefield Park.  This place is really small, for now.  The Park Service…

Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 1-2 hours Accommodations: Medora, North Dakota then drove home Knife River Indian Villages NHS was the last stop on National Park Trip Season 2. It is a little Park Service Site located 60 miles north of Bismark. The park has…

Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 1 hour Accommodations: Rough Riders Inn, Medora, North Dakota (highly recommend) We traveled from Glacier National Park across Montana today and headed into North Dakota to visit Fort Union National Historic Site. Small but worth a stop. We were the…

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 3-4 hours Accommodations: Rough Riders Hotel, Medora (Highly recommend) The last national park we visited on the National Park Trip Season 2 was Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in beautiful Medora, North Dakota.  This park was perfect for wrapping up our…

Grant-Kohrs Ranch

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Fairmont Hot Springs, Anaconda, Montana A stop between Yellowstone and Glacier to break up the 8 hour drive time was this gem located in Deer Lodge, Montana.  After a fantastic night swimming in a hot springs pool…

Alibates Flint Quarries/Lake Meredith

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations:  Stayed with friends in Sanford, TX The last stop on our Spring Break National Park Trip was in Sanford, TX.  Chris and I met some fantastic people and we love them so much we planned a trip…

Fort Union National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Las Vegas, NM (28 miles South of Fort Union) Fort Union was once a bustling community where soldiers practiced army drills, blacksmiths hammered out horseshoes and wheels for wagons. Traders traded items and news in English and…

Pecos National Historic Park

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Santa Fe, NM (located 25 northwest of the park) Pecos National Historic park holds years of history. It preserves the archaeological site of a 15th century Pueblo, Spanish missions, the crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, New…

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