Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Historical Places I Want to See

1.29.2014

Historical Places I Want to See

One of the things I love most of all is to actually see and, if they'll let me, touch and experience the historical places I read about and study first hand.  There are so many places around the world that I have yet to experience but want to.

Charleston, SC is probably one of the top places in the U.S. I'd love to visit right now.  It makes me sad we didn't get a chance to go there while my brother and sister in law lived in South Carolina.  Besides just being completely steeped in south history and tradition it's where the Civil War started.
downtown charleston, sc
Fort Sumter, South Carolina
Civil War history has always been a time period I've enjoyed learning about and in some cases dressing up as.  I haven't gotten the chance to see as many of the monuments, battlefields and military places related to the Civil War as I would like so it seems only fitting that the place that started it all should be near the top of my list!

Probably the top spot in my list right now is to visit Germany.  The past few years my dad has gotten really into our family genealogy and since we're from Germany I keep hearing about where ancestors came from.  You would think being in to history as much as I am I would be fascinated with my own but I've always left that up to my dad.  Maybe I need to see where my family came from first hand to really get that going.  It also peaks my interest because of the many fairy tales that were written down from this area of Europe, thank you Grimm brothers.  Every time I look at photos like the ones below I just think of all the wonderful and magical things to see.  I mean come on that cottage in the Black Forest had to have had something really awesome happen there.    
Old Mill, Black Forest, Germany. 
Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany...perched on a craggy hillside and surrounded by a backdrop of spectacular snow-covered mountain peaks.
It also doesn't hurt Germany's case that they were a major power during one of my favorite centuries, the 19th century!

Australia was never a continent that I really had a strong urge to go see in the past but for some reason it seems to be growing on me.  To be honest I don't know much about the history of Australia other than convicts, aborigines and AC/DC but from what know of those three things it seems there is a ton of exciting history to be explored there.  Plus the scenery isn't too shabby either.  
Uluru    
Beautiful Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Australia

For some reason one of my favorite time periods in history is classical.  Mostly Greece and somewhat Egyptian with a touch of Roman.  I've already been to Greece and it was amazing, I would go back in a heartbeat.  Seriously the urge to hug some sort of column was really really strong and the only reason I didn't was cause they're really anal about their history there which I can totally respect.  Next I want to see all the other types of places I would read about connected with ancient history.  Who wouldn't want to see Troy and walk where Achilles walked?  It can't just be me!  Marvel at the sheer magnitude of the pyramids and realize that you're looking at one guy's grave.  Pretty sure if the Pharoh's had cameras back then they'd be the kings of selfies. 
Troy | Turkey  
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt.
Petra, Jordan... One day i shall be like indiana jones and find the knight and be a part of the last crusade... like a boss

There is so much amazing history in the world and I'm pretty sure I'll need to live until like 120 to see and learn about it all.  Wouldn't that be nice!  What historical place is on the top of your visit list?

7 comments

  1. My husband, our almost 5yo daughter and I are road tripping up the East Coast this upcoming June and we are stopping in Charleston. I am SOOOO excited!!! I have wanted to go there for years and years. I really wish I had a bank account with unlimited funds so that my family and I can just travel all the time.

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  2. interesting places. there's alot of places I would like to see just to enjoy taking the pics of several things.


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  3. That's a great list - I'd like to see a lot of those places, too.
    On the top of my list is ├×ingvellir in Iceland.

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  4. Macchu Picchu. I have tonnes of places I would like to see though. It's so hard to choose just a few!

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  5. Great spots! I highly recommend Germany. I had the joy of staying for a few days (was a performer, touring Europe) in historic Rottenburg, Germany and it was life-changing amazing, with the amount of intact history there (dating back to, if memory serves, the 1400s). Plus, the people are very nice, the food is fantastic, and it's easy to get around.

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  6. I live amid so much history as Philadelphia is the birthplace of the nation. I love it.

    Rome is tops on my list. We hope to go in 2015.

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  7. I am a huge history nerd. I love going to historical places. I would love to go to Norway, as that is where my paternal grandmother immigrated from. Let's be honest, I would love to see all of Europe. :)

    Erika

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