Spring Break Cities With a Side of History

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3. Washington, D.C.: The Jefferson

Washington, D.C. is a city teeming with history around every corner. With a stay at The Jefferson, your clients can embrace this aspect of the U.S. capital city from the moment they enter the lobby and find displays of original period artwork, along with documents signed by Jefferson himself. The hotel also boasts an in-house historian who has created specially designed itineraries to help guests discover the rich history of D.C. based on three different themes: How Women Shaped Life and Culture; Famous Dogs and Animals in American History; and America: The Pursuit of Justice. The historian is also stationed in The Jefferson lobby on Saturdays to interact with guests and answer any questions they may have.

Rates start at $301 per night. For more information, visit jeffersondc.com.

2. St. Augustine, FL: The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens

As the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida is steeped deep in history. After a full day of exploring the city’s cobblestoned streets, travelers can lay their heads to rest at a set of historic homes dating back to 1790, which has been transformed into The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens. Three times a week, the intimate property offers complimentary history tours hosted by the resident historian, and guests can also look for the onsite historical marker, which indicates where Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was read to slaves after the Civil War.

For more information, visit thecollectorinn.com.

1. Charleston, SC: French Quarter Inn

Charleston, South Carolina may be known for its Southern charm and gorgeous antebellum mansions, but the city is also historically noteworthy as the home of Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Travelers can complement their experience with this era of U.S. history with a stay at the French Quarter Inn, where rare artifacts of Charleston’s history are on display, including bone tobacco pipes, cannon balls, and an authentic slave tag, which was one of the most highly prized auction items from the pre-Civil War era.

For more information, visit fqicharleston.com.