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Lincoln – and where to meet him

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Credit Peter Ellis

 

With the film just coming out and the inauguration of President Obama in close proximity to a giant statue of Lincoln, he is very much in the news right now. It is difficult to imagine him being elected in this age of the media savvy politician who has to look good for the camera as well as having the soundbite for the tabloid. Perhaps we should learn something from history and go beyond the skin deep and the ability to play to the gallery when we elect our politicians.
The film will no doubt increase interest in the man and his achievements and there will those of you that want to follow in his footsteps. There are tours that will take you down the roads that saw history being written 150 years ago and you have a choice of walking the battlefield parks, visiting the museums and historic sites or seeing the slave trading sites. All of this history is in some the USA’s most beautiful countryside and fascinating cities.
Start with time in Washington and all that this has to offer before following in Lincoln’s footsteps and travel down to the Confederate Capital of Richmond. The countryside between the two cities is full of the memories of the States bloodiest war (more died in the Civil War than all the other wars that the USA has fought put together). Most of the battlefields have interpretive trails and you can download an app to tell you about the scenes in front of you!
Combine your trip with time on the coast or a trip to New York City (or New York State as well for the history of the Indian Wars and the War for Independence) and you have a trip to remember for so many reasons. The history, the scenery and the excellent food and accommodation (use small hotels or B&Bs to experience the best) will make it memorable in so many ways.
Finally, if you happen to be in South Dakota, then make sure you visit Mount Rushmore to see the great man in truly huge relief.
Call us to discuss your trip to learn about this chapter of American history.
Call 01323 445550 or email info@experienceholidays.co.uk



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