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(@nicholascarico)

54 Minutes Ago

Kristen and I are celebrating our wedding anniversary today; ten years already. May 24, 2008. We both enjoy history. As such, as part of the celebration we decided to have lunch at the Half Way House Restaurant, located on Historic Route 1 right here in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Built in 1760, the Half Way House—so called because it is located at the halfway point between Richmond and Petersburg—has seen its share of historic times and people. Such well-known people as George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Butler, and others have visited the house and enjoyed both its beauty and comforts. #weddinganniversary #tenyearanniversary #halfwayhouserestaurant #halfwayhouse #chesterfieldcountyvirginia #chesterfieldcountyva #chesterfieldcounty #1760 #georgewashington #marquisdelafayette #patrickhenry #thomasjefferson #robertelee #usgrant #ulyssessgrant #benjaminbutler #americanrevolution #americancivilwar #lunch #lunchbycandlelight #love #appreciation #history #historyandlunch

(@_gawrsh_)

4 Hours Ago

Spent 4hrs up in the mountains at a colonial reenactment village yesterday. 10/10 would do again. 👌🏼👍🏼 #revolutionarywarreenactment #colonialvillage #rileysfarm #americanrevolution

(@philiplevy)

5 Hours Ago

Some of my favorite tidbits are these clinched nails. We did these archaeologically and it is fun to see the technique redeployed. The idea is simple. Hammer a nail through two boards. Then as the point emerges, hammer it back around. Then hammer the head on one side and the bend on the other. The result is a clinch that pulls the board tightly together. Brilliant. #georgewashington #fredericksburg #ferryfarm #virginia #history #museums #georgewashigtonslepthere #ushistory #americanrevolution #foundingfather #rappahannock #publichistory #ncph #woodworking #carpentry

It's just not history until someone says STARRRRR FORRRRT. During the American War of Independence, both sides sought to strengthen defensive positions through the strategic use of forts. The arrival of cannons on the battlefield had seen many defensive buildings evolve into the style of fortification known as a star fort. Walls were made lower and thicker, and often surrounded with earth to absorb the force of cannon balls. Although not invulnerable, a well-drilled militia could successfully hold its position even when vastly outnumbered. #americanhistory #americanrevolution #history #historyfacts

(@ericamtuley)

13 Hours Ago

In Philadelphia with my boys for a birthday getaway... I officially love this amazing city!!! So cool!!!! Had the best brunch/meal of our lives today at Cafe La Maude (Parisian meets Lebanese), rode along Boathouse Row... sooo beautiful, ate dinner and had best ice cream ever at the Franklin Fountain in the Old City of Philly, and visited oldest operational confectioner in the country so neat!!!! Love the old buildings and cobblestone streets... so much history here!!! #philadelphia #philly #lovethiscity #cityofbrotherlylove #cafelamaude #brunch #franklinfountainicecream #confectioners #cobblestonestreets #history #americanrevolution #socool #birthdaygetaway

(@pdxescaperooms)

14 Hours Ago

These daring revolutionaries defied the British and found freedom! #portlandescaperooms #escaperoom #americanrevolution

(@coppercorn)

14 Hours Ago

6th grade biography night and Étienne is portraying Benedict Arnold. Push the green button on his hand and he will come to life and tell you his story. #ushistory #americanrevolution #spies #traitor

(@thebrowniebunch9)

15 Hours Ago

😂😂😂😂😂😂 #revolution #americanrevolution #1776 #royalwedding

(@philiplevy)

15 Hours Ago

North rear room door from the porch. It was commonplace for every exterior surface of a home to be painted Spanish Brown #georgewashington #fredericksburg #ferryfarm #virginia #history #museums #georgewashigtonslepthere #ushistory #americanrevolution #foundingfather #rappahannock #publichistory #ncph .

(@philtasticphil)

16 Hours Ago

Surprised my #wife with a short trip to #mystic #connecticut to celebrate our 1st #wedding #anniversay just got back ! This is a must see! Had such a great time doing the #scavengerhunt #newengland #americanrevolution #museum

(@karinacoombs)

16 Hours Ago

Tombstone for Frank, John Hancock’s slave, Granary Burying Ground, Tremont Street, Boston, MA

(@diane.balutis)

16 Hours Ago

Minuteman memorial where first shot in the American Revolution occurred. #concordmassachusetts #americanrevolution #minuteman #minutemanmemorial

(@readingushistory)

17 Hours Ago

#revolutionarysummer by Joseph J. Ellis is on the docket. @randomhouse #americanrevolution #americanhistory #ushistory #books #history

(@br0kenc0mpass)

19 Hours Ago

Once in a while I take a cute picture. This was getting my history on and making my inner nerd squeal with glee at Valley Forge. #squee #justmyface #valleyforge #revoultionarywarnerd #americanrevolution #byebyebritain #dar #historynerd #therebeccashow

(@halrosenthalerdmd)

19 Hours Ago

The Paul Revere House (1680) was the colonial home of the American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. It is considered a National Historic Landmark, located in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Revere owned the house from 1770-1800. In April 1908, the Paul Revere House opened as on of the earliest historic house museums in the United States. #photooftheday #pictureoftheday #travel #traveling #unitedstates #history #boston #museums #paulrevere #americanrevolution #national #landmark #house #colonial #doyoutravel #travelphotography #travelgram #travelusa #photo #picture #photography #april #own #patriot

(@earpdaderp)

20 Hours Ago

Wish I had more time to explore the history in this city! #foundingfathers #americanrevolution #ushistory

(@creminimushroom)

20 Hours Ago

I actually had fun today going out on my own. Though there is someone I wish who could have spent this day with me! Happy Wednesday everyone! #valleyforge #pennsylvania #nationalpark #nature #naturewalk #travel #america #american #americanhistory #history #historic #americanrevolution

(@artdevdesign)

2017-02-20 12:53:22

A great way to remember our many presidents who have served this country. If you have not read this book and are a citizen of the United States, I highly recommend you go online or to a book store and purchase this very inexpensive book. It's a short read and is one of the most important documents that dictate your freedoms. Even if you're not a citizen, it's a great way to understand the founding of this country and what it stands for. And although our path may stray, I hope with the knowledge kept within, we can correct ourselves to true north. . . . . . #bookoftheweek #declarationofindependence #constitutionoftheunitedstates #theconstitution #thefoundingfathers #foundingfathers #billofrights #amendments #lifelibertyandthepursuitofhappiness #givemelibertyorgivemedeath #thepursuitofhappiness #theunitedstatesofamerica #theunitedstates #unitedstatesmarinecorps #theamericandream #americanflags #unitedstatesmilitary #freedomofexpression #historybook #historybooks #benfranklin #entrepreneurbooks #usahistory #ushistory #mustreadbook #usveterans #americanrevolution #abelincoln #georgewashington #knowledgeisfree

(@seasideshadows)

21 Hours Ago

Mystic, Connecticut has been home to numerous American heroes over the years. On September 6, 1781, one such hero, Mr. Thomas Williams accompanied by Edward Stanton heard the gunshots fired signaling that New London was under attack by the Red Coats led by none other than Benedict Arnold. Mr. Williams and his comrade rode their horses into Groton where they encountered Captain Hubbard Burrows ploughing. Assuring Burrows, the gunshots were indeed an alarm and no mistake, the three gentleman took off to Ft. Griswold to defend their home turf. Little did they know, this would be the last journey any of them would take in their lifetime. Mr. Stanton was captured to later die from being a prisoner of war, Mr. Burrows was killed and Mr. Williams, our local hero of Mystic was killed as well. Thomas was the son of Col. John Williams and Desiree Denison. He was a farmer by trade and a merchant with the West India Trade industry out of New England with four children and a loving wife, Mercy. Thomas was a privateer during much of the Revolution and indeed, Mr. WIlliams had New England heroes in his blood and was a descendant of Mayflower passenger, John Howland. Thomas was in quite ill health on September 6, 1781. But despite being in such a sickly condition, when he heard the guns and cannons fired in alarm, he answered and took off immediately to defend his home, his town and his family from the intruders. This Memorial Day weekend, we honor Thomas Williams and invite you to join us on a cemetery tour of Whitehall Burial Ground to pay your respects to him, to many local heroes and to hear more of what happened that fateful day in CT in 1781. And yes, it's true -- Thomas' specter is often felt and seen as we tell his tale and pay tribute to hist story. He listens closely as we detail the events that would change the course of the American Revolution forever. Cemetery Tours run Friday and Sunday at 8 PM; Downtown Tours run Thursday and Saturday at 8 PM www.seasideshadows.com #fortgriswold #memorialday #americanrevolution #newengland #history #historicnewengland #visitct #stillrevolutionary #spooky #ghoststory #localheroes #connecticut #patriot

(@matt.nonnenmann)

22 Hours Ago

This famous political cartoon was created by Benjamin Franklin in 1754 and published in the Pennsylvania Gazette. The purpose was to create colonial unity with Great Britain against the French but was later used as a rallying banner during the American Revolution against Great Britain. Also, Franklin enjoyed red wine from the Bordeaux region in France. At least that is what I surmised from the log of wine consumption from his household. An amazing piece of history and a demonstration of Franklin’s genius and pallet.