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Summer Staycation with Central Piedmont Library: Current Exhibit

Check out these resources for virtual staycation ideas.

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Summer is Here!

Not quite ready to travel this summer? Trying to save money? This guide will list some exciting and educational resources to view and explore locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. 
Virtually is the way to travel for summer 2022.

 

 

 

Explore Near

SELECTED CHARLOTTE & METROLINA SITES

The President James K. Polk Historic Site, Pineville, NC - https://www.jameskpolk.net/

The Reed Gold Mine (first documented gold find in U.S.),  Midland (Cabarrus County) - https://historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/reed-gold-mine

Historic Rosedale Plantation, Charlotte - https://historicrosedale.org/

Historic Latta Plantation, Huntersville - ttps://www.huntersville.org/224/Historic-Latta-Plantation

The 1774 Alexander Rock House in Charlotte, North Carolina is the oldest house in Mecklenburg County (Charlotte Museum of History) - https://charlottemuseum.org/about/1774-alexander-homesite/

North Carolina Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC - https://www.nctransportationmuseum.org/

Historic Brattonsville, McConnells, SC (west of Rock Hill)  has 30 historic structures dating from 1760, including slave cabins (much of the movie, The Patriot, was filmed there and surrounding areas) - ttps://chmuseums.org/brattonsville/

Catawba Cultural Center and Reservation, Rock Hill, SC (The center is temporarily closed.)

Landsford Canal State Park, Catawba, SC (has the world’s largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies) - https://southcarolinaparks.com/landsford-canal

Andrew Jackson State Park – on Highway 521, nine miles north of Lancaster, SC https://southcarolinaparks.com/andrew-jackson


SELECTED NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITES

Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, VA, TN, NC & SC - https://www.nps.gov/ovvi/index.htm

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail-  https://www.nps.gov/trte/index.htm

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock (near Hendersonville) -https://www.nps.gov/carl/index.htm

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro, NC - https://www.nps.gov/guco/index.htm

Great Smoky Mountain National Park, western NC and eastern TN - https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm 


COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA SITES

Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Manteo - https://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

Cape Lookout National Seashore, Southern Outer Banks in Carteret County - https://www.nps.gov/calo/index.htm

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills - https://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

Moore’s Creek National Battlefield, Currie, NC (near Wilmington) - https://www.nps.gov/mocr/index.htm


SELECTED SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL PARK SERVICE SITES

Cowpens National Battlefield , Chesnee - https://www.nps.gov/cowp/index.htm

Kings Mountain National Park, Blacksburg - https://www.nps.gov/kimo/index.htm

Ninety Six National Historic Site, Ninety Six - https://www.nps.gov/nisi/index.htm

Congaree National Park, Hopkins (near Columbia) - https://www.nps.gov/cong/index.htm


COASTAL SOUTH CAROLINA SITES

Charles Pickney National Historic Site (principal writer and signer of US Constitution),  Mount Pleasant (near Charleston) - https://www.nps.gov/chpi/index.htm

Fort Sumter and Fort Moultrie National Monuments, Charleston Harbor - https://www.nps.gov/fosu/index.htm

Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor is a federal National Heritage Area established by Congress (FL, GA, NC, SC) - https://gullahgeecheecorridor.org/

Reconstruction Era National Historic Park, Beaufort, https://www.nps.gov/reer/index.htm

Hobaw Barony is a 16,000 acres tract on a peninsula called Waccamaw Neck between the Winyah Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, South of Myrtle Beach in Georgetown County - https://hobcawbarony.org/

Huntington Beach and State Park, Myrtle Beach -  https://southcarolinaparks.com/huntington-beach