From National Parks

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

After our visit to Independence Hall, Tom and I walked the mile to the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial.  The memorial is only open Saturdays and Sundays from noon until four, so it has very limited hours. Visiting the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial was very important to Tom.  Thaddeus Kosciuszko was a brilliant military engineer who …

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Independence National Historical Park

While Tom and I were in Harrisburg, we took a carefully planned trip to Philadelphia to see Independence National Historical Park.  The trip was carefully planned because we drive a huge truck.  We looked at various ways of getting to the Old Town section of Philadelphia.  Train from Harrisburg.  Parking at a commuter lot outside …

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Catoctin Mountain Park, Maryland

When Tom and I were in Harrisburg, we spent time visiting every National Park site that was within a two hour drive.  Catoctin Mountain Park is one of the many we visited during our busy three weeks. Never heard of Catoctin Mountain Park in Maryland?  Don’t feel bad – we hadn’t either.  In fact, when …

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First State National Historical Park

Most states have at least one National Park site.  Until 2013, poor little Delaware did not.  So, in 2013 President Obama and Congress designated First State National Historical Park in Delaware. First State National Historical Park celebrates Delaware’s status as the first state to ratify the Constitution.  The nine sites, scattered all over the state, …

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Valley Forge National Historical Park

Tom and I visited Hopewell Furnace in the morning and then headed over to see Valley Forge National Historical Park.  It was less than 30 minutes to Valley Forge from Hopewell Furnace. Valley Forge National Historical Park is, of course, where the Continental Army spent the winter of 1777-1778.  The name has become synonymous with …

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