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[Sitings] Woodrow Wilson House: A Presidential Haven

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961. Credit: Mr. T in DC.
The Woodrow Wilson House was the home of President Wilson until his death in 1921 and of Mrs. Wilson until her death in 1961.

The Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. is located in a beautiful neighborhood near the popular Dupont Circle, surrounded by embassies from throughout the world. The home of President and Mrs. Wilson after their time in the White House, the townhouse was a quiet haven for the Wilsons upon leaving presidential life.... Read More →

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Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Kykuit: A Rockefeller Residence

Posted on: August 3rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

In Tarrytown, New York lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion. Credit: Jason Pier in DC.
Overlooking the Hudson River lies Kykuit, a grand Rockefeller mansion.

Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, Kykuit, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is located in Tarrytown, New York just a short distance from New York City.... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] Woodlawn: A Gift from George Washington

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington. Credit: cliff1066, Flickr.
Built in 1805 and overlooking the Potomac River, Woodlawn was a gift from George Washington to his nephew, Major Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Eleanor "Nelly" Custis, a grandaughter of Martha Washington.

Woodlawn, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Alexandria, Virginia is just minutes from D.C. Also close to Mount Vernon, Woodlawn is a great stop for those visitors who'd like to learn more about George Washington’s family.

Bonus treat: Visit Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey house, which is situated on Woodlawn's 126-acre estate.

Learn more about the Federal/Georgian-style home in this slideshow:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] African Meeting House, Nantucket

Posted on: July 13th, 2013 by Mame McCully 1 Comment

 

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The African Meeting House on York Street in Nantucket, Mass.

Nantucket, Mass., a popular and picturesque summer destination, is home to the African Meeting House and the Seneca Boston-Florence Higginbotham House. Sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, these historic structures tell the story of the 19th-century African-American community on the island.

Spend a few minutes virtually touring this special site:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] James Madison's Montpelier

Posted on: July 6th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 


Montpelier was the home of the Madison family. James Madison's grandfather settled at the property in the 1720s.

For those looking for a patriotic way to spend their Fourth of July holiday weekend, look no further than James Madison’s Montpelier, a Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Orange, Virginia. The lifelong home and 2,650-acre estate of James Madison -- Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth President of the United States -- is just a short drive from our nation’s capitol.

This site is the perfect place for families, history lovers and those who want to experience the beautiful surrounding landscape. Can't make it out there this weekend? Visit via slideshow:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.

[Sitings] President Lincoln’s Cottage: Abe's Home Away From Home

Posted on: June 29th, 2013 by Mame McCully

 

President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864.
President Lincoln's Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln's presidency aside from the White House.

Most people associate Abraham Lincoln with the White House, but one of the most pivotal times in our 16th president's career took place at this Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- President Lincoln's Cottage.

President Lincoln lived in this Gothic Revival Cottage in Washington, DC, for 13 months from June to November of 1862-1864, and regularly commuted to the White House. More importantly, he developed the Emancipation Proclamation onsite, leading to its reputation today as "the cradle of emancipation."... Read More →

The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America's historic places. Join us today to help protect the places that matter to you.

Mame McCully

Mame McCully is a marketing manager at the National Trust. Her heart is forever in the Midwest, but she loves to travel, explore new places, and spend time with family and friends.