Tag: history

Hamilton museum in Nevis

Meet the man behind the musical with a visit to Hamilton’s Caribbean birthplace

A lesser known, but no less interesting fact about the Caribbean island of Nevis is that it is the birthplace and home of one of the founding fathers of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton was born in the capital, Charleston, in 1757, with his birthplace serving as one of the island’s two museums as well as the meeting room for the Nevis House of Assembly.

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These are some U.S. destinations every history buff should visit

Make your next trip an educational one! If you are someone who just loves history, then you are probably aware that it goes hand in hand with travel. History helps us understand the past, while travel connects that past to the present. We become educated in the diverse cultures and ways of life. We learn about how our lives are intertwined and how we can impact one another. From confederate hospitals in North Carolina to the towering castles and cobblestone alleyways of Bermuda, we invite everyone to travel back in time. Below are some historic destinations—some popular, some lesser-known—that all history enthusiasts should add to their bucket list

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pirate ship

Meet the pirates of Nassau

Not many places are as steeped in pirate lore as the Caribbean, especially The Bahamas. So, come aboard ye, and learn about pirate ships and their fantastical experiences on the Caribbean seas. In the 1600’s, it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see a pirate ship being illegally docked on the Bahamian shores. You can almost hear a privateer shouting his lungs out and announcing their arrival, Ahoy, matey! Avast ye!

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Wallblake House (built in 1787 by Will Blake, oldest surviving plantation house on Anguilla)

The true, unbelievable story of how Anguilla threw off its shackles

The Caribbean island of Anguilla has long enjoyed a reputation by those in the know as a world-class tourist destination. Since the very first settlers set foot on its white sands, it feels like the island was destined for greatness. While many likely associate Anguilla with pristine beaches, cerulean waters, and lush luxury resorts, fewer are aware of its rich history and the compelling, inspiring story of its hard-won freedom.

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