Ten Exciting Historic Sites to Visit in Upstate New York (Paperback)

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New York State has some of the most interesting and important historic sites in the United States. Visiting historic sites can be an interesting, even thrilling, experience, especially if the visitor knows the history represented by the site before the visit. Further appreciation of a historic site is gained by acquiring an understanding of the overall historic background in which the events of the site occurred.
Ten Exciting Historic Sites to Visit in Upstate New York provides the reader with the information needed to make for an unforgettable visit to some of Upstate New York's fabulous historic sites. Background information regarding the history of the area that now comprises New York State is presented in the introductory chapter. The period of history covered briefly in this chapter begins before European contact and runs through 1825 with the building of the Erie Canal. This provides an understanding of the world in which our historic sites became historic sites.
Each chapter of this book presents a detailed description of one of Upstate New York's most interesting historic sites along with logistical information (driving directions and GPS coordinates) to help readers get to the site. Also included in each chapter is a brief history of the site so that the reader can be prepared to get the most enjoyment out of their visit. The beginning of the book includes a map of New York with the approximate location of the sites. Among the sites included are the following:
"Old" Fort Niagara
Fort Ontario in Oswego
Johnson Hall
Fort William Henry
Saratoga Battlefield National Historic Park
Fort Ticonderoga

Product Details
ISBN: 9781684092802
ISBN-10: 1684092809
Publisher: Page Publishing
Publication Date: November 16th, 2016
Pages: 130
Language: English