10 Most Historic Cities in America to Visit

A relatively young country, the cities of the United States of America are pretty young compared to other cities around the world.

Each of these places can trace its roots back to the origin of foreign founders. Whether British, Spanish, or French, these cities have roots in the Old World but have made the New World their own.

St. Augustine, Florida

Brimming with history, St. Augustine is one of the most historic cities in the US. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the nation.

The city is home to numerous art museums like the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, the Barnes Museum, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Williamsburg, Virginia

Begin with a walk of Jamestown, where the first British colonies were founded. You can view the archaeological remains and take a tour of the local museum.

Annapolis, Maryland

The major must-visit buildings in the area are the St. Anne’s Church, William Paca House, and the Maryland State House that served as the capital of the new USA (albeit briefly).

The birthplace of the American Revolution is rightly called the Cradle of Modern America. The Freedom Trail takes you to the 16 historical sites spread across the city.

Boston, Massachusetts

Santa Fe, New Mexico

With unique landscapes, culture, gastronomy, and a heavily Spanish and Native American history, Santa Fe has everything to make a historic vacation complete.

San Antonio, Texas

The intriguing stone structures of the five missions of San Antonio have earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

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