If there’s one weekend a year that brings the campers out in droves, it’s the 4th of July. And with the holiday landing on a Saturday this year, you’d better believe the masses will be out on the roads and in the camp grounds – hot dog roasting sticks in hand. But if you’re looking to make your camp trip just a little more patriotic this year, it’s all about your surroundings. This country is full of some pretty cool historic sights – many of which you can camp in and around! Here are our favorites.
Ever wish you could camp alongside a handful of presidential heroes? Well, if you’re heading to South Dakota you can do just that. In fact, there are several places for you to take the RV that will give you the perfect home base for seeing one of America’s most iconic sights. While there are no overnight facilities within the national memorial, the Black Hills National Forest, Black Hills Badlands and South Dakota State Parks all offer RV facilities.
History buffs and history novices alike will find Gettysburg pretty fascinating. Located in historic Gettysburg, the campground sits alongside beautiful Marsh Creek and offers shady and sunny RV sites. The campground even boasts an on-site RV repair facility. Visit the battleground and show your patriotism between nights spent by the fire.
If you want to sleep where history was made, there might be no better place than Washington Crossing State Park, where George Washington, commanding the Continental Army, crossed the Delaware River on the night of Christmas 1776. Enjoy the beauty of New Jersey and the convenience of staying just eight miles north of Trenton – and brush up on revolutionary history all form the comfort of your RV.
Anvil Campground, Williamsburg, Virginia
If you’ve got your sights set on seeing the sights, the Anvil Campground in Williamsburg is a great option; it even provides shuttle services to major tourist sites and into town for shopping so you don’t have to pack up the RV. Visit notable Virginia plantations, Yorktown Battlefield, historic Jamestowne and myriad museums for a patriotic touch.
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