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Old 07-10-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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San Antonio, Tx.
I'm going to have to disagree when you take into account all of these other historical cities across the country. San Antonio is probably the most well preserved historic city in Texas though.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Of those I have been to, Savannah is the one that stands out. The Historic District and Victorian District combined must be half the city.
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I can think of some smaller towns in the South that have been beautifully preserved:

Madison, GA
Eufaula, AL
Oxford, MS
Apalachicola, FL
Natchez, MS
Franklin, TN
Aiken, SC
Key West, FL
Fredericksburg, TX
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Old 07-10-2017, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Society Hill is a cool spot, but isn't it ONE of the highest concentration, not THE? I would imagine Charleston would have more.
I've been to Charleston twice. It's a lovely city. I suspect Philly has more intact historical area, however. I'm not sure if you've been to Philly but Society Hill and Old City alone comprise a pretty large footprint. And historic preservation extends outside east Center City to neighborhoods such as Rittenhouse Square, Fairmount, Queen Village, Germantown, Manayunk, and Chestnut Hill. There aren't many US cities that can go toe-to-toe with Philadelphia when it comes to history and historic preservation.

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Old 07-10-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Santa Fe, NM and Galena, IL are very well preserved.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I've been to Charleston twice. It's a lovely city. I suspect Philly has more intact historical area, however. I'm not sure if you've been to Philly but Society Hill and Old City alone comprise a pretty large footprint. And historic preservation extends outside east Center City to neighborhoods such as Rittenhouse Square, Fairmount, Queen Village, Germantown, Manayunk, and Chestnut Hill. There aren't many US cities that can go toe-to-toe with Philadelphia when it comes to history and historic preservation.
Boston?

Been to Philly several times but small doses of historic areas. Will certainly make a weekend trip out of it.

Charleston is impressively preserved and I believe has the largest contiguous historic district in the US at 500+ acres. The south of Broad St area is nearly 100% preserved 18th and 19th century buildings.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Center City
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Boston?

Been to Philly several times but small doses of historic areas. Will certainly make a weekend trip out of it.

Charleston is impressively preserved and I believe has the largest contiguous historic district in the US at 500+ acres. The south of Broad St area is nearly 100% preserved 18th and 19th century buildings.
Boston is the one city that possibly comes to mind. But Philadelphia is home to 67 National Historic Landmarks: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...n_Philadelphia. This compares with 57 such sites in Boston and 76 in the entire state of SC (34 or so in Charleston).

People would be mistaken if they think all of Philadelphia's historic preservation lies in history-dense Center City. Take a look at the charming Germantown neighborhood, about 6 miles northwest of Center City: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colo...toric_District.

There is a reason why Philadelphia has been named the first and only UNESCO World Heritage City in the US.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Why isn't Williamsburg VA on your list?
Right, and Yorktown VA too.

I'd add New Orleans and Savannah to the list also. Oh, and portions of Philly and Baltimore too.

Oh and the historic district of Columbus, GA is beautiful.

Another smaller town like Yorktown VA is Concord, MA. And what about Portland, Maine? There are some beautifully maintained historic districts and sites there.
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'm going to have to disagree when you take into account all of these other historical cities across the country. San Antonio is probably the most well preserved historic city in Texas though.
The Stockyards area of Fort Worth is cool too.
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Old 07-12-2017, 12:10 PM
 
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Richmond, Alexandria, Portsmouth VA, and maybe Harper's Ferry WV
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