Some of the best old towns in America are rich in history. You will not only see them but get a rundown of the days gone by. These towns have been preserved for generations to enjoy and learn about there history, here are the 8 best U.S. old towns.
8. Old Trail Town in Cody Wyoming
Take a trip back into history, with a visit to Old Trail Town in Cody Wyoming. Cabins built in the late 1800 early 1900s linked to Old West outlaws Butch Cassidy, Harry Alonzo Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid, and places frequently by the Hole in The Wall Gang. This old town also has the log Cabin of Ashishishe, better known as Curley, the Indian crow , who scouted for the US Army during the Sioux Wars.
Old Trail Town provides a glimpse into the lifestyle of this wild wild West with historic buildings and structures, they are also grave sites of several notable famous Old West characters, most of whom were depicted in a movie or two. Take the journey back in time, and visit Old Trail Town, Cody Wyoming.
7. Old Town Alexandria in Virgina
Visit the town that George Washington called his home, Old Town Alexandria in Virigina. The importance of this city alone, along with the red brick sidewalks and cobblestown streets, make it an attractive old town rich in history. This district is well kept and with the waterfront provided by the Potomac river. The town is has attractions to fit everyone’s taste from restaurants, to museums, to art studios and even for shoppers.
6. Old Town San Diego
Next up is Old Town San Diego. The Europeans first settled here in this historic old town around 1850s. Visit lovely museums, art galleries, take some historic tours around this early settlement. This old city located in the heart of San Diego you can get a glimpse of what it was like when California was first settled. This district is also home to two areas that are part of the natural historic places , Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and Presidio Park.
5. Old Town Albuquerque
Old Town Albuquerque, founded in 1706, provides a wonderful view into the history of Albuquerque. See a mixture of the mexican culture and the american culture. See blocks of historic building , the oldest built in 1793 and the many home, churches that were built to help form this historic old town. The sites and vibe of this town bring out the feel of those old towns and take you back a few centuries to the crossroad of the West.
4. Fort Worth Stockyards
The fort Worth Stockyards, located just outside of the downtown fort worth, is real reminder of the wild wild west days. The stockyards was the main exchange, market place and pass through for all the cattle and livestock in Texas. This historic district was was the last major stop for rest and supplies as travelers moved east and west and north.
Just beyond Fort Worth they would have to deal with crossing the Red River into Indian Territory. Millions and millions of cattle pass through the fort worth stockyards through the years. Now come see some famous restaurants, get some of the famous Texas BBQ, and enjoy live music and visit the museums that tell the tale of this very important hub in North Texas.
3. Old Town Chicago
Old Town Chicago, come visit the town full of history and see some of the building that survive the famous Chicago fire. See some of Chicago’s older, Victorian-era buildings including St. Michael’s Church one of seven buildings to survive the Great Chicago Fire. The famous fire, burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871 and destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles of Chicago Illinois. Come see this historic area and see the wonderful structures.
2. Old Alabama Town
Deep in the south, in Old Alabama Town is home to live as it was in the early 1900. Visit this wonderful snapshot if history, and see a day in central Alabama. Authentic buildings that have been well preserved, expertly preserved and now are available to the public as par of the historic town to show a glimpse of history.
1. Old Town Kissimme
Old Town located in Kissimme Florida is one of the places to visit especially if you are a car enthusiast. Come and see the weekly car cruises of classic cars on the well preserved brick roads. See hot-rods and American muscle cars, antique cars and take a trip down memory lane in this historic town area. Old town is also a place to see unique collection of shops and restaurants in this unique place in southern USA.