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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace – part 2

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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace – part 2

The gallery at the Theodore Roosevelt birthplace has “hundreds of original items from Roosevelt’s colorful life.” You’ll see campaign buttons and handwritten notes, including a short diary entry on the day in 1884 when TR lost both his mother and his first wife. He wrote simply, “The light has gone out of my life.”

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Theodore (not Teddy?) Roosevelt Birthplace

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Theodore (not Teddy?) Roosevelt Birthplace

He’s the only president born in New York City, yet millions of New Yorkers have probably never visited Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace on E. 2oth Street, just off Broadway. The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace sits in the heart of the city, but it’s actually part of the National Park System. A tour of the large brownstone offers insights into the life of our 26th president as well as the history of New York City.

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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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