Saturday, September 7, 2013
September 7-8, 2013: Crowd-Sourced Daytrips
[In honor of my recent trip to Virginia, and to parallel my earlier series on New England daytrips, this week’s series has highlighted AmericanStudies trips in ole Virginia. This crowd-sourced post is drawn from the suggestions of fellow traveling AmericanStudiers—add yours, please!]
In response to that earlier New England series, readers suggested The Shelburne Falls Bridge of Flowers, Holyoke's Dinosaur Footprints, Heritage Museum & Gardens, the Sandwich Glass Museum, and the Rokeby Museum's "Free and Safe" exhibition.
Also in response to that series, Rob Velella wrote, “If one does visit Walden Pond, continue beyond the replica cabin and remember to find the site of the real thing, a relatively short and simple hike from the swimming area at Walden. Also, a visit to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is an absolute must for those who admire the Concord authors (and Concord grapes, if you can find Mr. Ephraim Bull). Also, I feel obligated to point out that The Wayside is one of those witness structures and one generally open to the public (currently under rehabilitation). Unrecognizable today from its appearance in 1775, it is probably better remembered as the home of the Alcott family and the Hawthornes. It is one building which very well sums up so much of what makes Concord great.”
Kisha Tracy suggests the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, not least because “The Rock monument is to [her] great-great grandfather’s brigade”!
Next series starts Monday,
PS. Other trips (in New England, Virginia, or anywhere else) you’d share?