• Visit some of the most historic places in the US before it's too late


    The U.S. may be relatively young compared to the countries in Europe, but that doesn't mean it isn't home to a litany of impressive historic sites. While there are many landmarks that will appeal to history buffs, some are running the risk of falling into disrepair. In an effort to bring attention to these gems of United States travel, the National Trust for Historic Preservation recently released its list of the most endangered historic places in the country.

    This year marks the 26th time the organization has released its list, and so far it has had around a 97 percent success rate in saving endangered landmarks, according to the group's officials. The list includes sites such as the The Abyssinian Meeting House in Portland, Maine, and the historic Gay Head Lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard. Although these sites may not be in good enough shape for visitors, they do shed light on many of the other historic landmarks in the U.S. Here are some of the best:

    Virginia played one of the most important roles in the formation of the U.S., so it's no surprise that it is home to many historic landmarks. Monticello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson, has long been a favorite travel destination, and it's easy to see why. Located in Charlottesville, the building not only stands as a memorial to the country's third president, but it's landscape perfectly represents the natural beauty of the region.

    Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
    Located not far from Monticello, the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park was a stop along the way for many pioneers headed out west. Today, not only does it exude a rich sense of history, but the park also offers some spectacular views in its own right. You should also make a point to explore its extensive network of caves, which will add a sense of adventure travel to your visit.

    Santa Fe Plaza
    Situated in the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe Plaza has been an important part of U.S. history for more than 160 years. Though it is no longer the hub of trading it once was, today it is bustling with the activity of musicians and performers along with Indian and Mexican markets.

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