History Trips

Go Modern at Philip Johnson's Glass House

Day Trip

New Canaan, CT

Celebrated modern architect Philip Johnson chose New Canaan as his weekend retreat and designed an iconic glass house here in 1947. The one-room...

Picnic with the Past on Governors Island

Day Trip

Governors Island

At just half-a-mile (800 yards, to be precise) from the towering skycrapers of Lower Manhattan, historic Governors Island is the city's nearest escape....

Mind the Delaware Water Gap in Milford

Weekend

Milford, PA

You could just come to Milford, Pennsylvania for the legendary hotel in its midst. Indeed, the celebrated Hotel Fauchère is a bona fide destination of its own...

Skip the Freedom Trail in Boston

Weekend

Boston

Most Boston tourists concentrate on historic sights like Boston Commons, Quincy Market, and Old Ironsides, but Beantown has some wonderfully quirky...

History Vacations from New York City