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sisjake1956

East Coast, USA

by sisjake1956 »

My 15 yo and I will be travelling up the east coast from western PA in August. We'll have ten days to take in as much as we can. We like historical sites (Plymouth MA will be a must), and are tent campers. What can you folks suggest?

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paweber

RE: East Coast, USA

by paweber »

Well if  you are going to Plymouth, presumably to see the rock (which don't feel bad if it doesn't live up to expectations), you might as well drive a bit further north to Boston. Since you say you enjoy historical sites Boston should hold plenty of interest.

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sisjake1956

RE: East Coast, USA

by sisjake1956 »

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Well if  you are going to Plymouth, presumably to see the rock (which don't feel bad if it doesn't live up to expectations), you might as well drive a bit further north to Boston. Since you say you enjoy historical sites Boston should hold plenty of interest.


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Thanks! Boston Harbor is one spot my son would like to see, although I refuse to let him throw tea into the harbor!

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paweber

RE: East Coast, USA

by paweber »

Found this for you - camping about 30 miles outside Boston. I don't camp any longer so I cannot vouch for this particular place but it seems to get good reviews.http://www.capeanncampsite.com/

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RE: East Coast, USA

by /bio/pdhenry »

There is a Boston Tea Party ship near the actual location that has boxes of "Tea" that are repeatedly thrown into the water (it's not exactly on the harbor after 240 years).

I'd recommend going up the Maine coast as far as you can, to Camden if possible (quintessential Maine harbor town) or to Acadia National Park. Between the two is a well-preserved coastal defense fort and a bridge with a 437-foot observation tower.

In Groton, CT you'll find the Submarine Force Museum including the first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilus

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RE: East Coast, USA

by /bio/jfontaine »

In Newport, RI you will find all kinds of historical sites from the colonial age to the gilded age.  You can tour Fort Adams as well as do many organized walking and/or bus tours.  The Cliff Walk is a self-guided walking tour with ocean on one side and gilded-age mansions on the other.  Lots to see and do in a very compact area.

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RE: East Coast, USA

by /bio/captain-larry »

If you like your history with a "touch of Disney", Mystic Seaport in Connecticut can be a lot of fun. Nearby Grotton and New London have some interesting Navy and Coast Guard related exhibits.

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RE: East Coast, USA

by /bio/a_brewer »

If you're stopping by Boston, I definitely recommend walking at least part of the Freedom Trail, especially in the North End. It passes by a bunch of great historical sites in the city like the Old North Church, Faneuil Hall and the Old State House. Hope it's a fun trip!

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