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View Poll Results: Which US City presents their history the best?
Charleston, South Carolina 1 2.00%
San Antonio, Texas 1 2.00%
Boston, Massachusetts 20 40.00%
New York City 2 4.00%
Washington, D.C. 7 14.00%
Savannah, Georgia 4 8.00%
Providence, Rhode Island 0 0%
St. Augustine, Florida 0 0%
New Orleans, Louisiana 5 10.00%
Wilmington, North Carolina 0 0%
St. Louis, Missouri 1 2.00%
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 5 10.00%
Other 4 8.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2008, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think New Orleans does a pretty damn good job of presenting their very unique history to anyone that visits. This history is very much apart of that city's culture and atmosphere and what attracts people to it. The French Quarter, Garden District, and other parts are very well preserved and have amazing architecture and buildings. The cemeteries and funeral processions/parades are also pretty cool and help show the history of NOLA. Mardi Gras is part of their history and they do a damn good job of showing that . And there are a lot of natives still there and they're so friendly and easy to talk to and they'll tell you their history of NOLA such as cab drivers, tour operators, hospitality workers, or just any regular New Orleanian.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Live in VA, Work in MD, Play in DC
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Which US City presents their history the best?

In the form of monuments, memorials, museums - Washington D.C.

In the form of well-kept historical homes/buildings/areas - Boston (or maybe possibly Philadelphia?)

In the form of festivals, historical and cultural events - New York City
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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How can you beat D.C?
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:55 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I kind of feel that DC shows AMERICAN history more so than the history of the actual city itself. Most of the museums and monuments are about the country as a whole and it's past leaders and events.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, Virginia. It dont get anymore historic then that. Museums and battlefields all over the place to tour.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Charleston, South Carolina does a great job of showing its history. The architecture of downtown is very similar to New Orlean's. Spuleto is a world-class festival that show the city's history of art. Plus, you can't beat the shopping and eateries there. Good place.
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown, Virginia. It dont get anymore historic then that. Museums and battlefields all over the place to tour.
Oooh, good choice. Williamsburg is amazing. They seem to have an ongoing colonial era re-enactment going on at all times in the historic downtown area. It's neat--the re-enacters are not just playing for a crowd. They will stay in character as they have a picnic 40 yards off from any tourists. If that's not presenting history well, I don't know what is!!!
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Old 07-18-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Boston and Philly, not even a contest.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Charleston, South Carolina does a great job of showing its history. The architecture of downtown is very similar to New Orlean's. Spuleto is a world-class festival that show the city's history of art. Plus, you can't beat the shopping and eateries there. Good place.
I agree. Charleston does do an excellent job of show its preserved history. Probably on par with New Orleans.
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