Historical Destinations for the Fourth of July

It saddens me to say this for the mere fact that the year is passing WAY too quickly, but the Fourth of July will be here before you know it. On a happier note, it’s time to start planning your holiday vacation! This year as you celebrate America’s independence, throw some history into the mix of barbeques and fireworks. Here are some ideas of historical destinations to visit this Fourth of July.

Mount Rushmore Mount Rushmore National Memorial (or as one of my swim students calls it, “The Faces in the Rocks”) is an iconic image of America, visited by approximately three million people each year. The Black Hills throws one of the best birthday parties for America that you won’t want to miss.

Independence Hall
Independence Hall

Independence Hall It doesn’t get any more historical than the birthplace of America, where the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were signed. While you are in Philly, check out the Liberty Bell and Benjamin Franklin Museum, among many other attractions. The WaWa Welcome America! festival runs from June 27 to July 8.

National Mall Come hang out in America’s Front Yard this Fourth of July. The Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument…the list goes on! The National Mall is America’s most visited national park. Independence Day at the National Mall consists of many things, including a parade, concerts, and fireworks.

National Mall
National Mall

Seward, Nebraska I know what your question is and here is my answer. Seward is recognized as “America’s Fourth of July City-Small Town USA”. Since 1868 the community has celebrated the anniversary of our independence. This town of about 7,000 grows to nearly 40,000 people for the festivities. Activities include a grand parade, patriotic programs, parachutists, apple pie eating contest, concerts, and much more!

Now, this is in no way, shape, or form a complete list of all the historical destinations available to visit for the Fourth of July. It’s just a start! Call AurTravel if you’re ready to plan your historical holiday!

What historical destination would you want to visit? Comment below!


BBrooke Headshot 4efore joining the C&A Industries team, Brooke Koehler lived and worked in her hometown of St. Louis, MO. She relocated to Omaha, NE and began working as Marketing Coordinator for C&A Industries, Inc. in January 2014. She holds a B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Northwest Missouri State University. In her free time, Brooke enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and road-tripping, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

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