New York State has quite an interesting history, one that you can enjoy when you visit various parts of it. If you are looking for the very best and most popular of the historical sites that New York offers, you will want to consider the following destinations.
Grand Central Terminal
New York City is filled with skyscrapers, glass and steel but there are some historical marvels that are still standing. The Grand Central Terminal is one of the most interesting that one can experience. It was built in the year 1913 and ended up being restored in the nineties so that original brilliance can be recaptured. You do not have to catch a train here but you will want to catch the sights.
This is a really small town but one with a huge history. This is where we saw the civil rights and women’s movements start during the middle of the nineteenth century. In the year 1848 we had the first ever Women’s Rights Convention being held there and now we can visit the Women’s Rights National Historic Park when we visit Seneca Falls. To make matters even more interesting, there are different other historic sites close-by so this is definitely one destination that you do not want to miss.
Sagamore Hill – Oyster Bay
The summertime White House of Theodore Roosevelt still stands and is a really interesting site that overlooks the Long Island scene. We are talking about a Victorian estate with 23 rooms. It perfectly reflects the often travels that the president made. It is simply jammed with animal heads, skins and various exotic treasures that were gained from the Amazon to East Africa.
Around one century ago, this was an area where most millionaires in US stayed. The wealthy industries that they were a part of did leave behind so many architectural legacies. You can get the opportunity of seeing buildings that are incredibly beautiful right here.
Huguenot Street Stone Houses – New Paltz
New Paltz appeared in 1678 and was built around a really old street of stone houses, the oldest that can be seen in the continent. Huguenot Street features many Colonial era style stone houses that were built by religious refugees coming from France. The one that is the oldest appeared in the year 1692. All the houses that are present here were restored with various heirlooms and period furnishings. They actually operate as interesting house museums. You will only be able to be on a guided tour during the summer though.
Great Camp Sagamore
Last on our list, this location is connected to wealthy industrialists that explored leisure travel as a concept and then discovered Adirondacks. This location is a camp located to the south of the scenic Raquette Lake, at a distance of around 4 miles. The camp features 27 buildings that can only be described by saying “rustic luxury”. You can even enjoy a bowling game here, which is a rare feat at a camp.