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Here is the On the Map for page for Cleveland’s Lakeview Cemetery, home to the President Garfield Memorial. This page has information to help you plan a visit.

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This “On the Map” page offers basic information about visiting the Florence Nightingale Museum in London, including details about concessions and the gift shop.

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They are both renowned musicians of their time and they lived in neighboring houses more than two centuries apart! This page offers details about visiting the Handel-Hendrix House in London

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When you’re visiting Baltimore’s Washington Monument, this page provides important information, including a website link and details about bathrooms and places to eat.

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One of America’s Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin actually lived in London for nearly 16 years, and he had a quite a time. You’ll find the Ben Franklin House very near some famous London landmarks, just off Trafalgar Square on Craven Street. This page provides information on admissions and suggestions regarding food and bathrooms.

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Washington D.C.’s Congressional Cemetery is the final resting place of some of nation’s most famous and infamous figures. Presidents and first ladies were temporarily interred there. Visiting this historic place reveals stories of people who shaped our nation’s history.

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
March 182015

You’ve heard the story of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane, but Sleepy Hollow is a real place and you can visit the cemetery with many connections to this famous tale. It’s also the final resting place for lots of famous folks. This page offers details about visiting the historic site, including information on tours.

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Thinking about a visit to the Theodore Roosevelt birthplace in New York City? This page has information basic information about the site, including admission, gift shop, food, etc.

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Princeton Cemetery

Princeton Cemetery

Princeton Cemetery

March 62015
Grave of Grover Cleveland, Princeton Cemetery (Sept 2011)

Grave of Grover Cleveland, Princeton Cemetery (Sept 2011)

Princeton Cemetery

29 Greenview Avenue

Princeton, NJ 08540

Princeton Cemetery website

We have one post on this location.

Nerd Trips ABCs:

Admission fee: It’s a cemetery, it’s free.

Bathrooms: Nope.

Concessions/food: Not in the cemetery. There are nearby shops and restaurants (we drove there). We got cupcakes from a shop with a sign saying they won “Cupcake Wars”

Cars/getting there: We drove into parts of the cemetery. There is also street parking. The cemetery is not far from some of the main streets in Princeton, so you could walk there.

Coffee Cups (aka souvenirs): Nothing in the cemetery. I bought a Princeton shirt at a nearby college memorabilia shop.

 

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Hall of Presidents – Walt Disney World
February 112015

Walt Disney World has been called the happiest place on earth, and history nerds may be happy with these nerdy diversions. Check out the animatronic Abe Lincoln at Hollywood Studios or the Hall of Presidents in the Magic Kingdom.

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Lincoln’s Cottage
January 282015

Abraham Lincoln spent more than a year of his presidency living at this site about three miles from the White House. What was he doing there and what can you learn when you visit?

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egypt2 550The Booker T. Washington National Monument in southwest Virginia is part of the National Park System, so admission is free. The park features a reconstructed cabin like the one where Washington lived with his family on the small farm where he was born.

The park is still a small farm with chickens, horses, cows, sheep and other animals.  There are also walking trails you can explore.

Throughout your visit, you’ll learn about Washington’s amazing life and how he overcame many hardships to become a national leader in civil rights and education.

Booker T. Washington National Monument

http://www.nps.gov/bowa/index.htm

12130 Booker T. Washington National Highway

Hardy, VA 24101

540-721-2094

We have two posts about this location: Part One & Part Two

Booker T. Washington doll purchased in the gift shop. The tag has lots of information about Booker T. Washington's life

Booker T. Washington doll purchased in the gift shop. The tag has lots of information about Booker T. Washington’s life

Nerd Trips ABCs

Admission fee: It’s a national park, it’s free.

Bathrooms: Decent, not dazzling

Concessions/food: None. There was a picnic area.

Cars/getting there: You have to drive to get there, plenty of parking. Check the website for directions. There is no public transportation.

Coffee cups (aka souvenirs): There is a decent gift shop. Along with postcards, I picked up a Booker T. Washington doll (On this same trip, picked up Woodrow Wilson and Thomas Jefferson dolls).

 

 

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Ashlawn-Highland
April 212014

Just down the road from Jefferson’s Monticello, Ashlawn-Highland is the home of our fifth president James Monroe. You take a house tour and explore the grounds. There is also an amazing tree known as the Monroe Oak.

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The Texas White House
March 202014

It’s the ranch known as the “Texas White House,” and the house on LBJ’s ranch is indeed white. But there is way more than just the house to see on this tour where you’ll learn a lot about our 36th president.

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Andrew Johnson may be one of country’s most unpopular presidents, but you may have a new perspective after visiting his birthplace in Raleigh, North Carolina. The house has been moved to Mordecai Historic Park, home to several other historic buildings.

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Poe House, Baltimore
March 182014

The Poe House in Baltimore is super tiny structure where Poe lived with his extended family, the Clemms. Poe later married his cousin Virginia Clemm. The Poe House has displays about Poe’s life and writings.

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Thomas Jefferson founded the University of Virginia and claimed it as one of his proudest achievements. Jefferson designed the UVA Rotunda to be the heart of the “academic village.” The building was based on the Pantheon in Rome and reflects Jefferson’s classic style.

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Sixth Floor Museum
March 182014

The Sixth Floor Museum is located in the Texas School Book Depository on Dealey Plaze in Dallas, Texas, the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The museum chronicles the Kennedy assassination and examines the Kennedy legacy.

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John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, just a block from Dealey Plaza, features a large open cenotaph (open tomb) meant to symbolize President Kennedy’s spiri

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Southfork
March 182014

Southfork is real-life ranch that serves as the backdrop for the fictional TV show “Dallas.” You can visit the ranch outside of Dallas (the city) and tour the home, whose interior does not match the TV sets, however it is decorated like the fictional Ewings lived there in all the ’80s splendor.

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The Dickinson-Hannig Muesum in Austin tells the story of Susanna Dickinson, one of the most famous survivors of the Alamo. She lived quite an amazing life. The museum sits next to the O.Henry house.

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There’s lots to see at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, located in Southwestern Virginia. www.poplarforest.org

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The National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian, features official presidential portraits. Be sure to check out the famous painting of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart saved by Dolley Madison and her servants before the White House was burned in the War of 1812.

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William Henry Harrison was only president for a little while and you only need a little while to check out his memorial in North Bend, Ohio. Still, there are lots of things to learn there. If you drive up the hill, there is an amazing view of the river’s turn that puts the bend in North Bend.

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Monticello
March 172014

Monticello, the home designed and built by Thomas Jefferson, is one the most recognized homes in the United States and it is a very popular tourist destination. There were big lines when we visited in April 2009. Along with magnificent house, there are also some great gardens to see.

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Montpelier is the home of our fourth President James Madison. On the tour, you’ll stand in the library where the “Father of the Constitution” drafted that very document. The house itself has some interesting history

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At the George Bush library and museum,you’ll encounter a plane, a limousine, a spy satellite, a boat, an Oval Office re-creation, presidential pets, a piece of the Berlin wall and video clips from Saturday Night Live and David Letterman, all while learning about the man who became our 41st president.

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Located in Baltimore just a short distance from the Inner Harbor, the Star Spangled Banner Flag House and Visitors Center features displays about the making of the massive 42′ X 32′ flag of 15 stripes and 15 stars that flew above Ft. McHenry during the famous battle that inspired our national anthem.

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Taft House, Cincinnati
March 172014

The William Howard Taft National Historic Site sits on one of Cincinnati’s most prominent hilltops. Start in the Visitors Center to purchase tickets for the house tour. You really can’t miss it, it’s a big yellow house.

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While most people associated our 16th president with Illinois or Kentucky, he actually spent much of his childhood in Indiana. You can learn about his life there at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in southern Indiana.

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Santa Claus, Indiana
March 162014

We had a pit stop in Santa Claus, Indiana on our way back from Lincoln’s boyhood home. This town definitely embraces its name, going all-out on the holiday theme.

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Grant’s Tomb
March 162014

Who’s buried in Grant’s tomb? You can find out for yourself when you visit the General Grant National Memorial in New York City. Along with the mausoleum, there’s also a museum you can visit.

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O.Henry Museum
March 162014

The O.Henry House/Museum in Austin, Texas was the home of the famous American writer O.Henry (real name Will Porter). His own life is quite a story, and you’ll learn a lot about it on the tour.

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Rapidan Camp (also known as Camp Hoover) was a treat for President Hoover during his administration. It’s now part of the National Park System

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Driskill Hotel, Austin
March 152014

The Driskill Hotel is a grand historic building Austin, and it’s also said to be very haunted.

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Old St. Paul’s Cemetery in Baltimore is the final resting place of historic and famous people, including a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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A visit to “A Christmas Story” House in Cleveland, Ohio offers movie fans a chance to step into a classic holiday film and learn about how it was made. Don’t worry, you won’t shoot your eye out.

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The Sherlock Holmes Museum in London is a real house for a fictional character. Visitors are willing to wait in line for hours to see this site.

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The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum in Staunton, Virginia also includes a tour of the home where Wilson was born.

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  • Hall of Presidents – Walt Disney World

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  • Booker T. Washington National Monument

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  • Dickinson-Hannig Museum

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  • Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

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  • National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC

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  • William Henry Harrison Memorial

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  • O.Henry Museum

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  • Driskill Hotel, Austin

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  • Old St. Paul’s Cemetery, Baltimore

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    A Christmas Story House

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