One of the things that fascinates me about America, is how young it is. The nation as we know it, being only a few hundred years old, has so little history - especially compared to the ancient history we have here in the UK and Europe - and yet it sure has packed a lot into its relatively short life.
When I was in Kentucky, I visited Bardstown - an historic town with much of its original architecture still intact. This is somewhat rare in the USA, as they seem to have the mentality of tearing places down and rebuilding, instead of preserving them, which is such a huge shame.
I love the 'old' buildings. Everything looks and feels like a movie set - not quite real. I can't quite put my finger on it, but it's lovely.
Bardstown has a great selection of museums, with many artefacts and historic items. You pay $10 for a ticket at the Civil War Museum, which also grants you entrance to all the other museums as well. Even better, it lasts for two days in case you don't have time to see everything - I was really impressed by this!
I was amazed by the amount of different uniforms there were in the Civil War and found it really interesting to see all the different versions of the Stars and Stripes flag, throughout the war years.
Sorry for the photo-heavy post - I did try to narrow them down, but I tend to geek out a bit when it comes to museums!
What are your favourite museums to visit? Any I should add to my must-see list?
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