Historic Sites

Gaza Has Amazing Historic Sites—If You Could Only See Them

If Gaza were open to tourism, Palestinians there will tell you, people would love all the history they could see.<p>Gaza City is one of the world’s …

Israel

Panel to decide whether to move 3 NC Confederate monuments

A North Carolina committee tasked with deciding the fate of three prominent Confederate monuments now located at the State Capitol grounds will …

Confederate Monuments

Spirit Day features events at Abbot Hall & 4 more historic sites

Selectwoman Judy Jacobi will be one of the featured presenters at Abbot Hall on Marblehead Spirit Day, Saturday, Sept. 15.<p>(<i>Photo courtesy of Lisa</i> …

Underground Railroad

Canada’s largest collection of restored wooden buildings threatened by B.C. wildfire

The largest collection of restored wooden buildings in Canada is under threat due to B.C.’s wildfires.<p>The Fort St. James National Historic Site has …

National Historic Landmarks

Restoration project at West Belfast cemetery gets go-ahead

A major restoration project at one of Belfast’s best known historic sites has been given the go-ahead.<p>Planning permission was granted on Tuesday …

Belfast

Carter Paces MSU To Win In Italy Tour Finale - Mississippi State University

<b>COMO, Italy –</b><p>Jessika Cartershowed why she was one of the top players in the country coming out of high school, as she scored 18 points and hauled …

College Sports

K'atl'odeeche First Nation commemorates site of former residential school, rectory and churches

Members of the K'atl'odeeche First Nation gathered Wednesday for the unveiling of a new Parks Canada plaque that recognizes the important but …

Aboriginal Canadians

US Creative Work of the Week: Savannah tourism gets a boost with magical realism campaign

Savannah, Georgia is more than just a garden of good and evil for Clint Eastwood movies. The southern city uses its Gothic charm to entice people to …

Clint Eastwood

Catherine McKenna: Removing Statues Is No Way To Address Dark Sides Of Canada's History

She has asked Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to come up with ideas.<p>OTTAWA — The minister responsible for Parks Canada says tearing down …

Canada

Paris introduces outdoor urinals with scenic views

In the City of Light, it is now possible to take in a sweeping, flower-filled scene of the River Seine and the historic Notre Dame cathedral — all …

Notre Dame

A cultural boost

State museums and historic sites report jump in attendance, revenue

Museums

WWII Review: Ernie Pyle Museums

Ernie Pyle State Historic Site, Dana, IN erniepyle@abcs.com Dana, Indiana, is the town where Pyle was born in 1900 to tenant farmers. The Ernie Pyle …

Museums

Mabel Bell, wife of Alexander Graham Bell, receives posthumous honour

Alexander Graham Bell's influential wife and his stately summer home in Cape Breton have received more honours.<p>In a ceremony on Tuesday at the Bell …

Nova Scotia

Massachusetts has a new 200 mile whale trail celebrating its maritime history

Whales are some of the largest and most fascinating animals on the planet, and some places in the world have a history that’s deeply intertwined with their existence. Massachusetts is one of these places.<p>The northeastern New England state has a “special connection with these beloved creatures of …

New England

Gwinnett’s bicentennial website named nation’s best

The website devoted to Gwinnett’s yearlong Bicentennial Celebration won Best of Show out of 249 entries in a National Association of County …

Multiculturalism

Airbnb cancelled its offer for A Special Night On The Great Wall Of China

Airbnb, a global home-sharing company, cancelled its offer to spend a special night on the Great Wall Of China just before its submission deadline …

Tourism

UK weather forecast: Sunshine back for bank holiday as meteorologists predict return of 'very warm' conditions

Britain is set to bask in glorious bank holiday sunshine with forecasters predicting a “very warm” end of August.<p>But before then the country can …

Weather

A plan to build a tunnel next to Stonehenge has heritage groups up in arms.

A truck passing the Stonehenge site advocates for opposing the tunnel project. Photo by Keith Murray, via Flickr.Heritage groups and archaeologists …

Archaeology

7 adorable French villages that will make you skip Paris completely

Everyone should see Paris at least once in his or her life, but as French tourism goes, it’s only the beginning. One of the cardinal sins of travel …

France

7 Tokyo Amusement Parks You'll Love

There are many fun amusement parks in Japan. If you're visiting Tokyo with children or you're tired of visiting historic sites, going to an amusement …

Amusement Parks

Stone stacking tourists slammed for ruining beaches for their Instagram pictures - Cornwall Live

Walk onto many of Cornwall's beaches and you'll see piles of perfectly Instagrammable stone stacks, carefully balanced all around you.<p>These …

Social Media

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park | American Battlefield Trust

Lynchburg, Virginia | The driving tour consists of sites associated with the Battle of Lynchburg, June 17-18, 1864, and Civil War Lynchburg.<p>Rice, …

National Historic Landmarks

Parks Canada - Archives

For the Week of Monday, August 13, 2018.<p>On August 18, 1893, conductor and composer Ernest MacMillan was born in a suburb of Toronto to Alexander and …

Canadian National Parks

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils designs for sculptural Maltese tower

Zaha Hadid Architects is bringing its modern, sinuous designs to Malta, a nation renowned for its historic sites. Set to become the tallest building …

Architecture

Epic 117-day cruise will see passengers visit 30 countries and 56 UNESCO World Heritage sites - but it doesn't come cheap, with tickets costing up to £135,000

It will take 117 days, stop off in 30 countries and tickets will cost up to £135,000.<p>It's a new epic world voyage by Regent Seven Seas Cruises that …

National Parks

NEH announces $13.2 million in grants for cultural infastructure

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has just announced $13.2 million in grants for cultural infrastructure. 29 U.S. cultural institutions …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Le Dîner en Blanc pops up in the Parc Cartier-Brébeuf | Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph Online

Photo: Shirley Nadeau<p>Friends and couples set up their beautifully decorated tables in the Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site for the Dîner en …

National Historic Landmarks

10 Great Hikes in Bighorn Backcountry, Alberta, Canada

1. <b>Brazeau Collieries</b><p>The fascinating, educational <b>Upper Mines Tour</b> and the tour through <b>Brazeau Collieries</b> near and above historic <b>Nordegg</b>, <b>Alberta</b>, at …

Canada

Governor waives fees for residents to go to Maine parks

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage is waiving state park fees for residents as a show of appreciation.<p>His office said that day use fees …

National Parks

Scooting into Niagara-on-the-Lake’s rich history

Typically, visitors wanting to explore Parks Canada historic sites in Niagara-on-the-Lake rely on their feet or a car to get from one point to …

Canada