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.
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 MoreMark Twain State Park
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 MoreValley Forge National Historical Park
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 MoreColonial Williamsburg
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 MoreBuffalo Bill Historical Center
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 MoreMesa Verde National Park
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 MoreColumbia River Maritime Museum