Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at its St. John’s Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War. The White House of the Confederacy, home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood known for Federal-style mansions.
Norfolk is a waterfront city in southeastern Virginia. It’s home to Naval Station Norfolk, a massive naval base on Chesapeake Bay. Nauticus is a maritime museum that features the Battleship Wisconsin, a huge WWII warship. The Chrysler Museum of Art showcases a vast collection of glass art, plus European and American paintings and sculpture. The riverside Virginia Zoo is home to bears, birds, lions and farm animals.
Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court. It’s also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center.
Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. Its modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film “Rocky.”
A redeveloped industrial area along the East River in Queens, Long Island City is known for its gleaming high-rises with sweeping views of Manhattan. Innovative art galleries and performance spaces, as well as pockets of trendy bars and restaurants, appeal to local artists and young professionals. MoMA PS1 showcases cutting-edge art and hosts seasonal dance parties. Locals enjoy the quiet riverfront park.
Kentucky Bourbon is known worldwide and is a staple of the American spirits industry. Nowhere else are there so many famous bourbon brands all within a short drive from each other as there are in Kentucky. Amie and I spent the better part of a week trying many of the different distilleries and made this video to showcase how amazing this area is, especially if you like bourbon. This video was shot in January of 2020.
95% of the world’s Bourbon is produced in Kentucky.
In order for whiskey to be Bourbon, it must be made with a minimum of 51 percent corn, aged in new, charred oak containers, stored at no more than 125 proof and bottled at no less than 80 proof.
There are now 9.1 million barrels of Bourbon aging in Kentucky, which is 2 barrels for every person living in the state.
Explore historic buildings and hidden passageways in this exclusive walking tour of the streets and alleys of Charleston, South Carolina. This city is home to the most buildings in the National Historic Register, and it holds the title as the largest historic district in the country! Come along as tour guide Jim Gresham uncovers 350 years of beauty and rare history stored deep within this city’s roots.
Video timeline: 0:00 Introduction 0:35 Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon 1:00 Philadelphia Alley 1:50 McCrady’s Tavern 2:26 Chalmers Street 2:53 The Pink House 3:40 Elliott Street 4:21 Bedons Alley 4:55 Stolls Alley 5:30 Carriage stones 5:53 Longitude Lane 7:25 Conclusion