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The U.S. Military Academy at West Point the oldest military base in America. West Point's role in our nation's history dates back to the Revolutionary War, when both sides realized the strategic importance of the commanding plateau on the west bank of the Hudson River.
The Bethlehem Area Moravian Trombone Choir, established in 1754, is older than the United States itself making it the oldest musical group in America. Although musicians were in the earliest wave of migrants settling Bethlehem in 1741, the first complete set of instruments did not arrive until 1754.
Brotherhood Winery is located in Washingtonville, New York. With its first commercial vintage produced in 1839, it is commonly acknowledged to be the oldest winery in America. In 2000 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The winery's slogan is "America's Oldest Winery".
Today rail bikes are popping up all over the country from east to west coast. These bikes are specifically designed to be pedaled along unused orphan railroad tracks all over the country. Rail biking is riding pedal-powered machines along railroads that have no train traffic. Rail bike tours are new and expanding all over the world, making use of defunct rail lines that traverse scenic natural areas.
Union Canal Tunnel (est.1828) is the oldest tunnel in America. It was a towpath canal that existed in southeastern Pennsylvania during the 19th century. First proposed in 1690 to connect Philadelphia with the Susquehanna River, it ran approximately 82 mi from Middletown on the Susquehanna below Harrisburg to Reading on the Schuylkill River. #oldestplaces #oldestunnel #oldestplacesinAmerica
Frankford Avenue Bridge (est. 1697), also known as the Pennypack Creek Bridge, Pennypack Bridge, Holmesburg Bridge, erected in 1697 in the Holmesburg section of Northeast Philadelphia, is the oldest surviving roadway bridge in America. The three-span, 73-foot-long stone arch bridge carries Frankford Avenue, north of Solly Avenue, over Pennypack Creek in Pennypack Park #oldestbridge
The Hartford Courant (est. 1764) is the oldest continuously published newspaper and media outlet in America. Founded prior to American independence, on October 29, 1764, New Haven printer Thomas Green began publishing The Hartford Courant (then known as The Connecticut Courant) out of the Heart and Crown Tavern in Hartford, Connecticut. #oldestnewspaper #oldestmediaoutlet
Elfreth's Alley (est. 1702) is considered the oldest continuously inhabited residential street in the United States, according to Elfreth's Alley Association, a local preservation group. The street squeezes 32 Federal- and Georgian-style houses onto one cobblestone city block.. As of 2012, there are 32 houses on the street, which were built between 1728 and 1836. The alley is a National Historic Landmark #oldeststreet #oldestalley #oldestplaces
King’s Highway (built 1650 to 1735) decades before the United States became a country, which makes the King’s Highway the oldest road in America. In 1735, it was basically a trail. By 1750 the entire road was in place. The road is 1,300 miles (2,100 km) long and connected Charleston, South Carolina to Boston, Massachusetts. #oldesthighway #oldestroad
The Boston Post Road (est. 1673) was a system of mail-delivery routes between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, that evolved into one of the first major highways in America. The three different routes or alignments were: Upper Post Road, Lower Post Road, and Middle Post Road. Today, the three routes of the Boston Post Road are now the I-95, I-91, and I-94.#oldestplaces
White Horse Tavern (est. 1673) is located in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded in 1673 and has been serving up ale and eats ever since. It is the oldest bar/oldest/tavern/restaurant in America. The White Horse Tavern is a National Historic Landmark being America’s oldest restaurant. #oldestbar #oldesttavern #oldestrestaurant
Gloucester (est. 1632) is located in Massachusetts. Gloucester has been serving the world as a harvester of quality seafood since 1623 and has been a destination community ever since. Before Boston and Salem, there was Gloucester. Gloucester by the Dorchester Company, the first settlement in what would in time become the Massachusetts Bay Colony. #oldestseaport
The Myles Standish Burial Ground (est. 1638) is located in Duxbury, Massachusetts. It is the oldest maintained cemetery in America. The 1.5-acre (0.61 ha) burying ground is the final resting place of several well-known Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, including Captain Myles Standish.#oldestcemetary
The Franklin Square Fountain (est. in 1838) is located in Philadelphia, PA. It was established a year following Philadelphia City Council's resolution calling for a fountain of “grand dimensions.” It is the oldest refurbished and functioning public water fountain in the United States, and is the longest-surviving fountain in William Penn’s original five squares. #oldestfountain #oldestwaterfountain