Category Archive: historical sites

Fort Constitution and Fort Stark, New Castle, New Hampshire

[Want to know why there isn’t any narrative with these photos? Please see this post]

Gilbert Stuart Museum, Rhode Island

The Gilbert Stuart Museum is famous for being the birthplace of American painter Gilbert Stuart (whom you may be familiar with from his portrait of George Washington that graces our dollar bills), but… Continue reading

Old Town Mill, New London, Connecticut

The Old Town Mill in New London was one of the first in the United States, built in 1650 by John Winthrop Jr., who founded the city of New London. The original millstones… Continue reading

Collins Axe Company Mill, Connecticut

I like mills. I’ve always loved the aesthetics of brick, plank wood flooring, and huge windows and I’ve always loved old factories and warehouses. There’s something about old industrial landscapes beyond the interest… Continue reading

Gillette Castle State Park, Connecticut

One of the places I was anxious to visit again was Gillette’s Castle. Alex had never been inside which made it even more fun; it’s the kind of thing that you can’t help… Continue reading

Slater Mill Historic Site, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Slater Mill was another place I had always meant to visit while living in Rhode Island but never did. The mill is part of a historical complex that includes the Wilkinson Mill and… Continue reading

Newport Mansions: The Breakers and Marble House

One of the places I most wanted to visit on my trip back to Rhode Island were the mansions of Newport. I very much wanted to do the Cliff Walk because it’s a… Continue reading

Newport Cliff Walk

The Newport Cliff Walk is a 3 1/2 mile path along the coast that offer wonderful view of some of the Gilded Age mansions as well as the wild and rocky Atlantic coast.… Continue reading

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

I believe my prediction for this post breaking the record of having the most photos will hold true. If you didn’t catch the last post, my sister is a photographer and so between… Continue reading

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Part 2: Hensley Settlement

I really loved Cumberland Gap National Park: the views were stunning, the hikes were scenic, the trails were empty, and the caves were great, but if I had to pick only one thing… Continue reading