8 Campgrounds Near Historical Attractions

8 Campgrounds Near Historical Attractions

Camping is a great way to feel like you're living in the good old days. These campgrounds will keep you close to the heart of some fascinating historical attractions.

Indian Creek

Missouri

Kick back Huck Finn style in the Missouri woods that inspired Mark Twain's adventurous literary characters. Twain's birthplace is just down the road, as is an informative museum containing his actual childhood house and other artifacts of his life. Read More

Mark Twain State Park

Philadelphia / West Chester KOA

Pennsylvania

Bunk up in the barracks like the soldiers of the American Continental Army who spent the winter of 1777-1778 in nearby Valley Forge during the Revolutionary War. The Park features historical structures, memorials and a new visitor center with films and exhibits. Read More

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Beaver Pond Campsite

New York

Fort Montgomery was the scene of a fierce battle for control of the Hudson River during the Revolutionary War. Now you can learn about this historic battle, the weapons used and even witness an artillery demonstration. Read More

Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Chippokes Plantation State Park

Virginia

Live a colonial life for a weekend at one of the oldest working farms in the country. Experience this live historical exhibit then head on over to Williamsburg for some ginger snaps and live tours of the interactive colonial village. Read More

Colonial Williamsburg

Parker Creek

Arkansas

Situated on Lake Greeson, this water-sports mecca is also close to Crater of Diamonds State Park, the world's only diamond-producing site open to the public. Take the tour, dig for diamonds and see what you find! Read More

Crater of Diamonds State Park

Cody KOA

Wyoming

Park your wagon on this grassy knoll with a view of the mountains and a short gallop to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The center houses some monumental western art along with a plethora of American artifacts. You may need a few days to enjoy it all. Read More

Buffalo Bill Historical Center

Mancos State Park

Colorado

Nestled in the San Juan mountain range, Mancos State Park offers excellent fishing, camping and touring of the Mesa Verde National Park. There you'll find the remains and stories of a hunting and gathering people that evolved into an agricultural, artistic and architectural society of cliff dwellers over 700 years. Read More

Mesa Verde National Park

Astoria / Seaside KOA

Oregon

Upon arriving in the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, it'll be obvious to you why Lewis and Clarke decided to settle in this scenic coastal town for a while in 1805. Learn more about the region at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Read More

Columbia River Maritime Museum

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