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Animatronic Abe Lincoln and the Hall of Presidents

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Animatronic Abe Lincoln and the Hall of Presidents

It’s Abe Lincoln like you’ve never seen him. See what we uncovered about the animatronic Abe Lincoln at Walt Disney World. Plus, we’ve got a nerd’s eye view of the famous Hall of Presidents.

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Lincoln’s Cottage: Washington, D.C.

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Lincoln’s Cottage: Washington, D.C.

The Lincoln Memorial  may be one of Washington, D.C.’s most-visited sites,  but Lincoln buffs should venture a few miles off the mall to Lincoln’s Cottage, the Gothic revival house located on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home. In Lincoln’s time, the area around the White House was apparently humid and swampy, so the cottage location offered Lincoln and family a refuge and respite from the swamp and stresses of Civil War Washington, particularly during the warmer months. A group of friends and I visited...

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Princeton Cemetery

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Princeton Cemetery

Princeton Cemetery was once called the “Westminster Abbey of the United States” due to the number of prominent persons buried there. From an American president to a participant in one of the world’s most famous duels, see what we discovered on these hallowed grounds.

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A Stop on the Writer’s Blog Tour

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A Stop on the Writer’s Blog Tour

How do trips to places associated with “presidents, poets & other historic persons” turn into blog posts? We are thrilled to give you a behind-the-scenes look as Nerd Trips joins the Writer’s Blog Tour.

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

We’re on the hunt for the Headless Horseman in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to see the real places mentioned in Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

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Where Have We Been?

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Where Have We Been?

From Shakespeare and Dickens to presidents ranging from Madison to Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter, it’s been quite a summer of Nerd Trips. Here’s a sneak peak of where we’ve been.

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London: Chelsea Bonus Plaque – Milne and Pooh

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London: Chelsea Bonus Plaque – Milne and Pooh

On our first tour of London’s Chelsea neighborhood we missed the home of Winnie-the-Pooh author A.A. Milne. But a return trip to London allowed us make up for our omission.

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