Tag Archives: Revolutionary War

Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, SC

– Revolutionary War Series – Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina commemorates the life of a “forgotten founder” who helped shape the American political system following the Revolutionary War. Most famous for writing 25 clauses of … Continue reading

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Allied Encampment Auto Tour (Colonial National Historical Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – As the Battle of Yorktown raged to the east, George Washington and his French ally Comte de Rochambeau set up their encampments in the woody perimeter around Yorktown in 1781. After hitting the key sites … Continue reading

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Yorktown Battlefield Auto Tour (Colonial National Historical Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The Battle of Yorktown, the last major engagement of the American Revolution, was a decisive victory for Gen. George Washington’s Continental Army and the death knell for continued British occupation. Today, the site of the … Continue reading

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Visitor Center Loop (Prince William Forest Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – Forming a 1.1-mile circuit starting and ending at the Visitor Center, I’ve dubbed this hike in Virginia’s Prince William Forest Park—for lack of a better label—as the “Visitor Center Loop.” This is an ideal walk … Continue reading

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The Crossing Trail (Prince William Forest Park, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The Crossing Trail in Virginia’s Prince William Forest Park is effectively a walk in the woods with a historic twist: the highlight of this short, easy circuit is where it crosses the old Telegraph Road, … Continue reading

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George Washington’s Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – George Washington—Revolutionary War hero, the first US president, and…farmer and gardener? Mount Vernon celebrates the life of America’s most well-renowned founding father, with a focus on his dealings at home: in the privacy of his … Continue reading

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Veach Gap Trail (George Washington National Forest, VA)

– Revolutionary War Series – The Veach Gap Trail is a quality hike leading up the eastern flank of Virginia’s Massanutten Mountain, nearby Shenandoah’s quieter and oft-forgotten brother. While covering 1,100 feet in elevation gain, the 3.5-mile ascent is gradual … Continue reading

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Prospect Hill Park (Somerville, MA)

– Revolutionary War Series – Though not a hike per sé, I thought it might be fun to include a short note about a hidden gem I discovered today in my own neighborhood outside Boston. Prospect Hill Park is just … Continue reading

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