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1. George Washington's Mount Vernon

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George Washington's Mount Vernon
Surroundings
5
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Wifi
5
Services nearby
5

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Mt Vernon, VA 22121

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 780-2000

Guy: Tourist attraction


Review: Their website mentions archaeological findings and washington's

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JoJo Q: We visited George Washington's Mansion last weekend at Mount Vernon, VA. We had a great time. It's a must see and good for all ages. The mansion and location itself is well preserved and maintained. I love how the tour guides are knowledgeable about the historic place, they are friendly too and answers your questions well. Don't forget to stop by the museum too, they have a lot of interesting historic items that they use back in the days. And good information about The Washington. If ever you got hungry, they have a restaurant right before the entrance that you can also try, or the food court upon exiting the museum. They also have a souvenir shop upon exiting the museum. Overall, We had a great experience.

Mark Wells: Incredible! If you can go, Go! Great for all ages. We took a family of 4, ages 10-40 and everyone enjoyed it. History and information galore that you didn't know you wanted to know, but you absolutely do! We went on George Washington's Birthday celebration which provided so much entertainment. The museum and 4D movie is a must! The mansion tour is worth the time. I'm not sure if Washington himself is there all the time, but meeting him on the estate was a fun surprise.

David Cardone: If you’re a history buff then this is a must. Great little tour of the interior of the mansion with other available tours to add on. They do offer a National Treasure tour that provides some interesting facts about the mansion and grounds in relation to the movie. This tour takes you into the basement of the mansion whereas the $2 mansion tour does not. Beautiful gift shops and there is food available. Good for kids. Check out the Inn next door to entrance for brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Rodricka Elliott: Great for a nature walk. I did some birdwatching while there and enjoyed the scenery while there. A lot of open space to have a picnic after seeing the house and grounds. Overall, it’s a great day all day activity for the family. I did go during the day on a weekday so it was not too crowded.

Green Angel: Great services, very helpful staff, good for all ages. I learned that Washington real body was transferred to the new tomb. The tomb of George Washington on the right along with his wife Martha on the left and 25 other families members are entombed there. The gift shop is huge, they are two sides for shopping. One for decoration stuffs cost up to $2k+, another one for souvenirs gift. Spending about 3hours to walk around and learning history about Father of our country.

Darwin Parker: What a great place to visit! George Washington worked hard to serve and improve life. It was amazing to see where he lived, his tomb, and his legacy. Side note- my son passed out in front of the entrance and the staff was incredibly helpful and prompt to take care of him and get an ambulance to come check him out. The staff checked on him throughout the day multiple times to make sure he was okay.

Stephens Basement: I have always wanted to visit My. Vernon but for some reason never did till yesterday. I am so glad I did. It was a very well maintained national landmark. I did think the entrance fee was a little high but they provide a free audio self tour and the tour of the house is included in the price. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I have a habit of asking lots of questions and they had an answer every time. George Washington was an outstanding man and leader.

Diana Hidalgo Díaz: The location looks very well preserved and taken care of. The tour guide we had during the house tour was knowledgeable and friendly. The museum was remarkable too. The souvenir shop is big and has a wide variety of items to purchase. I had a very good experience overall!

Brian Cummings: Large and well kept. You can easily spend an entire day. There are a number of far flung attractions. The distillery requires riding the shuttle or driving. The mansion tour costs extra. On busy days, it's wise to book in advance. It is very nice, but calling it guided is a slight exaggeration. You move from room to room with experts who may offer a thirty second introduction and then are available to answer questions.

Virginia VanKeulen: Went on a Tuesday in May. Several school groups but they were easy to avoid. Otherwise not very busy. Learned a lot about George Washington. Really enjoyed the enslaved people tour, the house tour, Martha Washington, the fifer and the beautiful flowers. Rangers were plentiful, helpful and informative. Definitely worth a visit.

2. Alexandria Archaeology Museum

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Alexandria Archaeology Museum
Surroundings
5
Location
5
Possibility of Parking
5
Wifi
5
Services nearby
5

Address: 105 N Union St UNIT 327, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 746-4399

Guy: Tourist attraction


Review: Their website mentions united states

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preservefootprints: The museum exhibit starts from history of the community digs on its (Lee Street) past which also started the background of The City of Alexandria became a leader in historic preservation. We found a hidden gem that located on the 3rd floor of Torpedo Factory Art Center which provides historical stories in a quaint space. Not only that, it’s also can be an interesting short archeology field trip for certain ages kids. The museum gift shop available as the museum time. Come and check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

Lucia Hassell: They're good field trip opportunities here. The space is quaint but they accommodate a group of about 15 with activities or a lesson relevant to is architecture and the history of Old Town. I love that its location is in the torpedo Factory surrounded by beautiful art and this creative space! Not to mention if you go there in the morning you can have lunch right on the boardwalk.

Raymond Phillips: Had a quick visit at this museum and able to learn some history of Alexandria. Quite interesting and I will visit again if I had a chance.

karen Suzukamo: Worth a brief visit if you are in the building. Very disappointed that Alexandria’s slave trade history is missing completely.

Jjlafa: Interesting but underwhelming. Good to visit if you are in the torpedo factory anyway.

Jim Blount: Great place to see the local history.

Ricky Alcairo: Ok

Charlene Yackanich: Interesting artifacts.

J M: Awesome history

3. Museum of the Bible

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Museum of the Bible
Surroundings
4.8
Location
4.8
Possibility of Parking
4.9
Wifi
4.8
Services nearby
4.8

Address: 400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (866) 430-6682

Guy: Tourist attraction


Review: "... is one of the most interesting and engaging museums in Washington ..."

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Brittany Wood: Six floors of amazing. It was the best museum I have ever been too. So well thought out and put together. You got to learn the history of the bible, see amazing artifacts, including the dead sea scrolls, you got to learn about the bible in American history and current history. You also got to walk thru Nazareth. I was there for 4 hours and didn't have enough time to see everything. It was incredible.

M Lopez: Had been looking forward to visiting the Museum of the Bible for quite some time and finally got to. Purchased discounted tickets through Groupon which was a great, after walking in, I went to the front desk, presented the vouchers and was able to go in fast, we made sure to be there as soon as it opened. The museum is very interesting, they have so much information, so you will need more than a couple hours to go through it well. Loved the village and the Old and New Testament shows. They have a nice little playground for the kiddos. Their restaurant, Manna, was really good as well, just beware that they get very busy so make sure to get there early before the lunch rush. Look forward to visiting again soon!

Bradley P: What an amazing museum! It is so modern and well put together. They make great use of tech technology in their exhibits. I enjoyed the ride where it flies you around DC and uncovers hidden Bible messages. So cool!! Can’t wait to go back!!

Paul LaVigne: Wow! The museum of the Bible absolutely astounded me by its physical size, scope of exhibits, and the amazing amount of artifacts and modern day technology employed in its exhibits. There are six floors to this place. There is a very extensive exhibit with actual biblical artifacts/bibles stretching all the way back to 1,000 AD! Another exhibit includes a re-creation of a typical home and surrounding neighborhood in ancient Jerusalem. Another exhibit is packed with modern interactive technology that shows how the Bible has influenced life around the world we live in. I could go on and tell more but instead I wholeheartedly recommend you make this a destination place to visit when in Washington DC.

Andrew Fallis: The Bible Museum is so incredible! I loved the Virtual Reality tour of the Holy Land. On Floor Level 4, one of the most Interesting places I've ever been. Seeing Rosetta Stone, one of the oldest and Complete books of Isaiah, so many manuscripts & the versatile of the scrolls and their inscriptions. The Bible museum was one of my favorite places, my only regret is not having enough time to see everything the Bible Museum had to offer. A true masterpiece of Biblical History and all it holds!

Christina: Lots of neat old bibles and artifacts along with some fun interactive stations. Some of them could have been labeled or described a bit more clearly and in depth. The cost is decently high though after parking, tickets and especially the food. The employees were friendly except in the cafeteria as I'm guessing they didn't enjoy their job's as they were pretty snippy.

Pavel Kotyza: This is one of the newest museums in DC and I can assure you it is one of the most interesting ones. From the history to the modern days you can see how the Book of the Books influenced the generations. I really liked this museum even as a non religious. Great items to see and learn. Thank you for opportunity to learn more about this worldwide recognised book.

David: This place is amazing. Much better than I expected. I found it uplifting, educational and entertaining. Appropriate for all ages. We also went on the Washington Revelations ride on the 2nd level. We spent two hours there and barely scratched the surface. Highly recommend giving yourself plenty of time or better yet, split it up into a couple days if you can.

James Ward: A terrific museum with a presentation style like none other. They have classical museum exhibits that are authentic plus world class facsimiles of the Rosetta Stone and the Hammurabi code. I've seen both of these originals and they are indistinguishable from the authentic ones. So those along with their authentic Nebuchadnezzar artifacts were world-class.

Roy Simmons: Excellent place to visit. Lots of beautiful artifacts and very friendly staff. You could easily spend hours in here as you visit the various displays. A lot of history that the average person may not be aware of. A definite recommend if you are visiting Washington D.C.

4. Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution
Surroundings
4.9
Location
4.8
Possibility of Parking
4.8
Wifi
4.8
Services nearby
4.8

Address: 600 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 633-1000

Guy: Research institute


Review: "They showed even us a lion and leopard!"

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Jean Bell: Free for kids under 2! Took our baby godson here and he loved it! There was even a nice area for children under 2 to play in. It had a boat and little jungle themed play area! We explored the whole place and the people there were very informative. They showed even us a lion and leopard! I took off a star because the rainforest walk through closed off their canopy area for renovations this time we went. Perfect way to spend a couple hours on a rainy day! P.S. The earthquake exhibit and recreation was awesome and informative!

Gayle Schultz: What an excellent adventure it was to visit the Smithsonian Museums! My only problem, was 5 days was not enough time for me. I stayed in a nice hostel walking distance to the museums. A healthy walking distance. Did take a bus a few times. Grateful to everyone that works in all parts of each museum. The hostel offered evening outings in DC, but walking all day I needed to rest when back to the hostel. Favorites were the art museums and the New African American Museum.

Flora Cooper: This is an amazing museum. You can spend the whole day here. The indoor rain forest is impressive. There are butterflies surrounding you and it's just like you're in a real rain forest. There're also many other sections. You can see different types of animals, like jelly fish, various types of butterflies. This is also a white crocodile. In the ocean section, you get to touch sea cucumbers. There's also a cafeteria. You're not supposed to bring outside food in, so you can get food there if you want to eat. The prices are okay, but it's very crowded. It's a good place for adults and kids.

Marcos Lopes da Silva: I went at this museum in 2009, in a trip with my job friends of Brazilian Air Force. That's a Very interesting place to visit. If you like the aviation and space vericles...

Jaime Nava: Great for the kids!Just recommend to come early and bring plenty of water!

Perks Advisor: The Smithsonian Castle is one of the many Smithsonian buildings located on the Mall. It is fun to view with its unique architecture and the beautiful garden that surround the Castle. Often times tourists are more focused on the other Smithsonian Museums but this is a great one to relax or to eat outside nearby.

Jonathon Koerner: This museum is someplace I remember going on field trips for the day. The overall size is quite large to do in one session unless you stay on course. I love all the information they have available, and some interactive areas. The food is expensive, but what do you expect on dc. I find it’s more of an experience to get food outside from one of the local trucks(falafels are good). As many people have commented you may need to buy tickets ahead of time during the covid era.

Daniel Bruce: I mean, you need like a month to see everything, there is just so much and it is all good and educational. Plan on at least a week here.

Michael Kojetin: World class museums but extremely subpar mismanagement and handling of reopening. Don’t even waste your time trying to get a “timed” ticket for entry as they are impossible to get for most museums. First only a handful are released for each day a month prior. They offer “limited” tickets each day online at 11am but they are next to impossible to get. My wife and I have tried for several days during our stay in DC to get one. The technology behind their allocation system is broke. Two days in a row my wife and I simultaneously tried to follow the cumbersome instructions to get a ticket and we were both met with web page error codes and glitches that prevented our completing the ticket process. We were able to get tickets to the Air and Space museum with a last minute timed ticket and the museum was great however the reasoning behind the time tickets is fundamentally flawed and does little if anything to protect the patrons or employees from anything COVID related. They need to reopen completely and get rid of this timed ticket nonsense. For an institution staffed with the words best academics I would have expected a much better handling of this!

Charles Simmons: This is the first time our sons have visited DC (both LOVE history). Would've loved to visit the museums. Unfortunately all museums are limited attendance and no tickets were available. Not a good first time visit. :(

5. George Washington's Ferry Farm

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George Washington's Ferry Farm
Surroundings
4.4
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.4
Wifi
4.4
Services nearby
4.4

Address: 268 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (540) 370-0732

Guy: Archaeological museum


Review: "In the visitor's center you can see a working archaeological lab."

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André Thibodeaux: Lovely piece of American history. Stopping in the visitor center, there’s a small museum and you can pay $12 for a short guided tour of the house. While I’m not sure it’s worth it, due to the tour only being around 10-15 min tops and only covering the small replica home; I didn’t mind paying so that the site can stay open and continue its archaeological studies. The sights are quite lovely, and being conveniently located near Historic Fredericksburg, you can head over there for more historical sites or to get a great meal. (Included some photos to show the beautiful scenery on the property, the replica house is awesome too, but I’ll save that for the viewer to discover !)

Scott: This is where George Washington grew up from age 6 and left in his early 20's to move to Mount Vernon with his brother. It's called the Ferry Farm by locals because a Ferry crossed nearby. We had a fantastic tour of the home by a very knowledgeable guide. The original foundation is still visible with the stone walls in the cellar. The visitor center has archeological artifacts about the farm.

The Traveling Foodie: Great experience. The guide was amazing, she holds a plethora of information on his childhood, his mother. Simply incredible. Will have to go to Mt. Vernon after this!

Derita Davis: It's very surreal walking in the footsteps as the small boy, George Washington. Thinking about what life must have been like and how this farm built such a powerful leader and our very first President. The home is an exact replica of the original that burnt down. Built in the old ways as it would have been built way back then. It is still an ever changing and growing monument as more archeological building and details are discovered. Very much worth seeing and hearing about the life and struggles of this great general and statesmen. Truth or legend... As a boy, George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and after doing so exclaimed, "I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the cherry tree. " There are no visible cherry trees on the property. However, archeologist have uncovered thousands of cherry pits on their dig. The thought is that there must have been an orchard with cherry trees on the site at one time.

Anthony Couillard: Had about an hour to kill, drove by and saw this National Park of the childhood home of one of our founding fathers, George Washington. Thought it might be neat to check out. They have a visitor center, where it cost $12 to get a ticket to check out the property and have a guided tour of the home. Still not quite spring yet so most of the gardens, flowers and trees will still pretty bare. I would imagine do that in the springtime or summer that the property is quite stunning. I walked around a little bit checked out the house and then walked down to the Rappahannock River. Saw lots wildlife including some deer and woodpeckers. Got back up to the house so I could meet my tour guide. She seemed pretty knowledgeable, we sat outside the house explain the history and how Washington came to be here. Then went inside and pretty much told the story, mostly about his mother. There are lots of little tidbits to learn and she even sent me a couple times with a few questions. Only really disappointing thing he talked about a lot of artifacts that they found here. Everything is a replica basically they found where the original House was and lots of artifacts in the ground. I wish they had an area of where they showed some of the artifacts off. For $12 it wasn't bad she said that they were getting ready to start building her mother buildings where they think a barn and maybe some enslaved quarters were. I'm sure it's well worth it in the spring or summer time to come walk around. If you're a history buff I think it's well worth your time.

James Walker: Due to storm damage, tree excavation crews open up sight lines to the George Washington Ferry Farm not previously available from City Dock Park. Both locations share assess to the Rappahannock River.

Suzanne Miladin: Fascinating tour of the home that George Washington lived in from the age of 7 to 19! The original basement has been discovered and the house replicated exactly as it was during George Washington's time. It is bigger inside than it appears from the outside. All the furnishings are excellent reproductions. The foundation has also saved 600 acres of the original land. Right on the Rappahannock River, Ferry Farm served as a dock for tobacco, the big cash crop, to be loaded on a boat and taken down to the bay for trading. Excellent tour and a beautiful garden!!

Cindy Ly: Very nice and informative tour. My family and I enjoyed it! People at the event were friendly and knowledgeable.

Toshi Hipp Kikuchi: My wife and I lean lot of George Washington. My wife love to visit this farm.Watch house and walk in Nature.

Hansei Kai: Great place to visit. Very close to Washington DC. Plenty of restaurants close by. Free parking. Beautiful garden. The house was rebuild following original drawings along with the furniture. Our tour guide was excellent she provided a lot of details of the life back in time. Highly recommended.

6. Hampton National Historic Site

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Hampton National Historic Site
Surroundings
4.5
Location
4.5
Possibility of Parking
4.6
Wifi
4.5
Services nearby
4.5

Address: 535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu

Telephone: (410) 823-1309

Guy: Tourist attraction


Review: "A historical diamond hiding right here in Towson."

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Psalms 118:17: Friendly staff, clean and beautiful grounds and fascinating Maryland history and all for free! A great trip for the kids to run around the grounds. We were fortunate to be there on Friday close to 1 pm for the downstairs house tour.

Shah Md Mayen Uddin Chistee: This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in MD. NPS will give you a free tour of the mansion and the garden. It's maintained really well. You will enjoy your visit and it's all free.

Nita Williams: School field trip lots of walking the tour guides were very friendly.The presentations were nice but it's a no go for me The kids seemed excited. They had a zoom presentation before they attended and was asked questions and given some extra history as they toured the grounds😩

Rebecca Knowles: Small visitor center with a video, but the hose was closed to tours when we were there so we could only walk around the grounds. It was a nice walk, with some historical markers.

志豪洪: A good way to understand history in Maryland. Free for everyone. I love the casual walk in the field.

Leslie Murphy: I learned so much on this field trip with my son's class. I want to go ba k with a group of adults. There is really a lot to see.

Tilly Lo: Updated 7/24/2021: it has been 4 years since I visited, and it was great to visit again. The mansion exterior is under renovation. My favorite part is the slave quarter where the history is. When the slaves were freed, because it was illegal to educate them, they didn't have many opportunities because their skills were limited while facing prejudice. It reminds me of how fortunate we are today, and we need to be thankful for what we have. Don't expect perfection from others when we can't achieve perfection ourselves. This is what life is about... Learning and improving. Pray for this country and the world. WOW. The Hampton National Historic Site is one of the most beautiful site I've visited. it is very open, and it has many landmarks on the property. The mansion and the gardens are beautiful. The one section of the historic site that touched me the most is the Slave Quarters. I read some of the signs, and it is very sad how human being were being sold for slaves. I also liked the Ice House where they made ice-cream. The property is a good size, and easy to walk around to see the different buildings. It is wheelchair accessible, and definitely, Dog Friendly!!

Mie Han: Well maintained garden and historic sights.Clean and peaceful.

Alexandra Sasha Malcolmson: Hidden treasure! I went to Towson University for three years and had no idea this was here. Since both of the big houses were closed for covid, I felt like a missed a lot but still got a lot out of the other buildings, the cemetery and the gardens. I parked by the visitor center (also closed) and spent about an hour and a half walking around the grounds. I listened to the audio tour from the NPS app for each of the little buildings and found the dairy particularly interesting!

Jenna Baumgart: Found this on a fluke. So glad I did. Great history. Note that there are limited times and space to tour the mansion, if you know you're going you should probably call ahead and see what the tour times are. Regardless, plenty of info, beautiful grounds to explore, intelligent Rangers.

7. The Institute For American Indian Studies

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The Institute For American Indian Studies
Surroundings
4.8
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.7
Wifi
4.7
Services nearby
4.7

Address: 38 Curtis Rd, Washington, CT 06793

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (860) 868-0518

Guy: Tourist attraction


Review: "(Photo taken outside in the sunshine as I sat and thought about what ..."

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CaSondra Stinson: Great little museum with nice grounds. We got a guided tour when we came in and learned a lot about the history of humans in Connecticut, pre and post European colonization. Loved the quahog shell wampum and it was fun reading all of the locations exhibits were found. There was a porcupine quilted box from Mackinaw Island, near where I grew up!

Helen R: We really enjoyed our time touring the museum, Robin was a great tour guide, happy to answer all our questions. We learned a lot! Definitely check out the long houses out behind the museum! Really neat.

F J: Worth the visit if you’re looking to learn more about Native American history in this state. Great for adults too! Our guide, Gabriel was very informative and enthusiastic! Very engaging as well. We had a wonderful time & learned a lot!

Annabelle T.: Such a lovely museum to visit. Everyone was super friendly and welcoming. This museum is literally in the woods and gives you a real feel of what life could have looked like for American Indians. The displays are well put together and informative. They have many events that take place. I went to dream catchers class. It was a great activity for a newly engaged couple for our new home.

Debbie Ansbro: Just a small place but very interesting. My 17 yr old granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Don’t just walk through yourself. Ask for a tour and learn some interesting things! Our guide is a local high school history teacher and was very knowledgeable and informative. Well worth your time and support.

James Fox: During our most recent road trip we just happened upon The Institute For American Indian Studies museum and research center. CT resident for over 60 years, never heard of this wonderful cultural center. Very nice examples and displays on how the native Americans lived their simple , sustainable life. tSome trails , none to long, but just enough to give you a nice walk and see how their simple way of living off of what was supplied by nature. How they used tree bark and branches to construct sheltered places to meet and live in. Many explanations of how certain trees and their leaves, roots and bark were used for both medicinal and everyday consumption.This was all in about 30 minuets, we could not stay longer because we had to be somewhere else, but will return to tour the museum portion, looks incredible. What a beautiful peaceful place to visit. Great place to bring the kids, hands on , in the woods experience. There is a Wigwam escape room on site, that requires a reservation and about 1 hour to complete. Staff was very friendly and took the time to inform us to upcoming events.

Janet Serra: Amazing museum Native American Museum that traces the history of the indigenous peoples of Connecticut. This museum has more than more than 6,000 post European contact items and over 300,000 archaeological artifacts that represent hundreds of Native American societies throughout the Western Hemisphere. Many special programs are also offered. Highlights include the Green Corn Festival in August and maple sugaring in March, both events are really fun and educational. Friendly, knowledgeable, hard working staff. The outdoor village, a 16th century recreation of an Algonquin Village is also a highlight.

Kendra Clapp Olguín: We had such an amazing time at IAIS! We had traveled to so many colonial historical spots in East Coast and felt that there was this void in our experience in terms of learning about the native people, their history, and their communities today. IAIS provided just that and more. Darlene was so engaging and informative, she truly made our experience!! We highly recommend supporting and visiting IAIS when visiting the area/East Coast! PS. We were towing a 25' travel trailer and parked in their bus parking area in which we were able to turn around in, however, it wasn't terribly busy and don't know if we could have done so if they had been. I'd recommend calling ahead and asking about room if you're towing! Also bring bug spray if you're walking their trail.

SB Tripod: Amazing little place! We showed up unannounced for the kids to do some research and the staff was incredibly accommodating and gave us an AMAZING tour. The kids absolutley loved it and have not stopped talking about the experience. Thank you all!

Singing Dane: A must see place to visit and learn. If you've not been, then you need to make time to go. The museum is great. Outside are trails to walk and a village to visit. Go. I'll be going back. (Photo taken outside in the sunshine as I sat and thought about what I'd read and seen).

8. Indiana DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology

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Indiana DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology
Surroundings
3.9
Location
4
Possibility of Parking
3.9
Wifi
3.9
Services nearby
3.9

Address: 402 W Washington St w299, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 8:30AM Thu

Telephone: (317) 232-1646

Guy: State government office


Review: Their website mentions archaeological sites

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Chris Hickman: This place does a amazing job preserving our Indiana history. I just wish they could protect about ten Indian mounds in Medora. I’ve found everything from pottery to fishing hooks, fishing stones and numerous arrow points. The locals say in the 60’s you could come out of the field with a burlap sack of arrowheads. Maybe one day

Beth Holliday: There are no options for 0 stars so I had to choose one star in order to post this complaint. We had a deer with EHD killed in our front yard on Friday. We were told someone would be by Saturday to pick it up. It's now Monday evening and still no one has come by to pick it up. No one came Saturday. No one came Sunday. No one came today. The smell is out of control and we cannot be outside. This is the worst. Cannot understand why it would take this long? How do you get a response from this agency?
Response: The Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology does not handle EHD deer cases. Contact The Division of Fish & Wildlife for assistance at https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/5454.htm.

Robert Newport: Incredibly helpful staff. What wonderful work they are doing preserving Indiana’s historic structures and their unique heritage they stand for.

Ryan Hamlett: Top notch people working to preserve the State's historic resources.

9. Grave Creek Mound Historical Site

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Grave Creek Mound Historical Site
Surroundings
4.8
Location
4.7
Possibility of Parking
4.7
Wifi
4.7
Services nearby
4.7

Address: 801 Jefferson Ave, Moundsville, WV 26041

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (304) 843-4128

Guy: Tourist attraction


Review: "A well preserved part of history."

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Mark Temple: Great "State" history museum. Has more than info on the mound. Also included exhibits on other West Virginia "Gifts to the World" as the museum calls them ie Marble King, Marx toys the maker of the Big wheel tricycle and a local glass blower.

Larry Taylor: Visitors center was very educational with lots of displays and artifacts. You can walk to the top of the mound if able.

A To Z Sales 1: I loved visiting the museum. There are alot of interesting facts concerning the mound, the indigenous people during the erection of the mound, their culture and other interesting forms of burial that was practiced, and a whole lot more.

Terry Golden: A neat part of history that we got to experience. Cool museum and I don't usually say it, a great gift shop. Very friendly and informative staff. Definitely worth seeing.

Mehran G (Mezza): This place has a very impressive and informative museum that gives a lot of detailed information about the great mound located here. The mound today, while still impressive and with great views, has suffered a lot over the years - it’s full story is detailed in the museum and I must say it is a fascinating story. In summary it was badly treated by the European settlers when they entered the area, which was covered in mounds 200 years ago. This great mound is the only surviving one and was probably the largest. It had two burial chambers which were dug up and destroyed by people looking for loot; it was then turned into a failed freak museum, a failed bar, a failed dance-floor, and it also had a giant prison built right next to it. Thankfully the US government eventually stepped in to preserve what was left and built the fabulous museum and conducted real archeological studies of the area. There is also a well priced gift shop and super friendly staff, clean and modern bathroom facilities and many other unrelated exhibits. A great place to stop for a few hours.

Marsha Lance: A quick visit with the visitor center and a walk to the top of the mound but worthwhile. Detailed information is provided on the mound and the people who built it. Very interesting.

Rajesh Dave: Very nice museum and staff very helpful. We climbed the mound and enjoyed the view - magnificent !

Randy Church: Learned about the local Indians who built the mounds. It is much more than a indian Museum. There are other local history things here. Glass blowing, Marvels and toys. Bones from other countries. It is a nice little museum. This place also has a gift shop

James Mulcahy: See the mound of Moundsville, learn about the people who lived here long before we showed up.

W Clarke: Well organized exhibits and gift shop, situated next to the largest prehistoric Adena Culture mound in the world, is well worth a visit. Plan your approach trip along the Ohio River for some some pleasant views in the Appalachian foothills.

10. Historic Jamestowne

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Historic Jamestowne
Surroundings
4.6
Location
4.6
Possibility of Parking
4.7
Wifi
4.6
Services nearby
4.6

Address: 1368 Colonial Pkwy, Jamestown, VA 23081

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (757) 856-1250

Guy: Archaeological museum


Review: "The archaeological finds are exquisite."

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Laura Wright: It was incredible to see the area first colonized in the USA. The day was perfect, weather-wise, and there was so much to see. The best part was the gentleman native American explaining how he was making an arrowhead in the traditional way. He showed and explained the tools he was using and how he was using them. He even explained the action to flake off pieces of stone to shape and sharpen it. You enter through the main building and purchase tickets. They give you a sticker to wear as proof you paid. It's dog friendly and there is a gift shop/ post office inside. After passing through the building you walk across a long walking bridge. The tall obelisk is the first thing you see, then just beyond it is the church and you walk into the original Jamestown settlement. Beyond it is the building with artifacts. There are plenty of benches to sit and rest while you watch the ferries go by. It was cool with the breeze coming off the water.

Laura Gibson: So awe-inspiring. To see where a nation first began is a piece of history you cannot replace. The interpreters are amazing and full of so much information. To think that the first English settlers also walked around here is thought-provoking. Well kept and rebuilt pieces of history.

Carl Chrome: Historic Jamestown and related museums was a great place to get down with some history. The staff and associates were all very friendly and the restrooms were super tidy. I would definitely visit again and I recommend touring this location during the spring or fall seasons when it’s more comfortable outside. The attraction offers an immersive experience both indoor and outdoor.

Tristan Diekman: This was such a cool place to go visit. All the artifacts and information in the museums really help you get a clear picture of what life was like here. It's very cool to walk on the same land where English settlers walked 400 years ago, and also a bit sobering to know that many of the settlers died on that very land. The nearby musuem and replicas of the ships and Fort James are also very interesting and worth a look. All in all, a very cool experience.

tim taylor: The kids had a blast taking in our nation's history. What a fun way to bring our texts books to life! I would recommend good walking shoes as most is gravel and a good refillable water bottle. Restrooms are clean but not all around so potty before heading to the sites! Bring a camera the views are amazing.

virginie gimenez: If you are a military family the entrance will be free for all of the member of the family. That itself deserves a five star! Most of the interesting things to see are outside so if you are afraid of Covid, go there confident. At the entrance of the welcome center, someone is at the ready to answer any questions before you buy your tickets. We experienced NO wait, maybe because we traveled there before Christmas and during weekday. Inside the welcoming center, there is a very cute souvenir store. There is also like a video room but that was closed — probably due to Covid restrictions. Outside was lots of fun. The kids loved it. The excavation site was fascinating for them. They also simply loved running around and see the canon and statue of the first governor of Virginia. I recommend that outing.

K Scott: Very interesting. So much history here. This is the actual historical site. The people working here were very friendly and great teachers. Definitely worth it. Bring your walking shoes.

Bill Brodie: Well worth $25 for adults...kids under 16 are free. So much history to experience. Museum shows all the artifacts that have been found. Went here in between Christmas and New Year's on a warm day. Not very crowded. Archaeologists were working from 9 am till 12 noon. Allow at least 2 hours to explore...maybe 3.

Peng Hsu: I didn't know this is the place where Pocahontas was related. Little did I know that Disney's Pocahontas has 2 episodes. The fort, the cannons, and the buildings are well maintained. There is also a museum displaying a lot of objects of that era... A very good educational historical site for people to visit....

Arden Chambers: Excellent!! Don't miss Historic Jamestowne. There's so much history and they do an excellent job of interpreting it. The museum is fantastic. Add this to your must do in the area!