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Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series

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As our list of travel itineraries grows, the historic destinations you can visit online or in person are virtually endless! Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Spotlighting different communities, geographic regions and themes across the country, the travel itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries can help you plan your next trip!

Printed Itineraries

The first set of printed Travel Itineraries reveal Spanish influences in the New World by exploring historic places in five regions of the United States. These high quality brochure/guides are printed on glossy paper and feature a detailed fold-out travel map, color photographs, descriptions of each featured historic site, and tourist information, including phone numbers and hours of visitation. Each itinerary boasts a rich group of historic places, including historic units of the National Park Service, National Historic Landmarks, and other important historic destinations listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Georgia-Florida Coast American Southwest California Coast South/West Texas Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands

 

[graphic] Georgia-Florida Coast Itinerary

Along the Georgia-Florida Coast

51 Historic Places Associated with encounters between Europeans and native peoples, Spanish and British occupation, pioneer settlement, plantation agriculture based on African slavery, African American culture, and tourism. The tour begins in Savannah, Georgia, and follows the Atlantic coast to the southern-most point of Florida, Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.

 

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[graphic] Georgia-Florida Coast Itinerary

American Southwest

58 historic places that reflect the earliest settlement and development of the American Southwest, Native American culture, encounters between Europeans and native peoples, the development of the mission system, and the growth of Spanish and Mexican towns. The tour begins in southeastern Arizona and ends in New Mexico.

 

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[graphic] Georgia-Florida Coast Itinerary

Early History of the California Coast

45 Places that illustrate the earliest settlement and development of the California Coast, encounters between Europeans and native peoples, the spread of the mission system, and the founding and growth of Spanish and Mexican towns. The tour begins in San Diego and ends at Fort Ross, north of San Francisco.

 

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[graphic] Georgia-Florida Coast Itinerary

South and West Texas

43 Historic Places associated with encounters between Europeans and native peoples, development of the Spanish missions system, Spanish and Mexican settlement, the Texas Independence movement, and the impact of European immigration. The tour extends through the western frontier of Texas.

 

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[graphic] Georgia-Florida Coast Itinerary

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Discover 52 historic places that illustrate over 1600 years of human settlement. Ranging from historic places and sites sacred to Native peoples, to one of Columbus's landing sites, to beautiful Spanish and Danish churches and plantations, the tour charts hundreds of years of history, beginning in Puerto Rico and moving through the Virgin Islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix.

 

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