Presidential Cities Near Drury Hotels
In honor of President’s Day, plan a unique getaway to a city rich in presidential history. Whether you're interested in celebrating the nation's history or exploring a new destination, check out these eight cities perfect for history lovers near Drury Hotels.
Left, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Photo courtesy of Visit Springfield
Right, Abraham Lincoln's Home
Springfield is home to the largest number of Abraham Lincoln historical sites in the nation, including:
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, one of the most visited presidential libraries in the nation.
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. Tours of the house are free.
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Left, The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum
Right, The Harry S. Truman Home
President Harry S. Truman grew up in Independence, MO.
The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum recently reopened, following a $29 million transformation.
Take a guided tour of the Harry S. Truman Home for an in-depth view of the personal and family life of the 33rd president of the United States.
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Left, Virginia State Capitol
Right, Drury Plaza Hotel Richmond
Eight US presidents came from Virginia. Richmond, the capital, is among America’s oldest cities and is full of history to explore!
Visit the state capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson to resemble a first-century Roman temple built in France.
You can also visit Thomas Jefferson’s childhood home, historic Tuckahoe, situated on the James River just ten miles west of Richmond.
Left: The Hermitage Mansion
Right: Andrew Jackson Family Cemetery
Three US Presidents came from Tennessee.
The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, is a 1,120-acre National Historic Landmark.
Visitors can tour the mansion and landscaped gardens, and enjoy a winery and hiking trails. You can also visit the final resting place of President Jackson and his family, located in the garden.
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Left, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Right, Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas
Dallas is home to two historic presidential sites.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has a tribute to 9/11 and displays a 22-foot ravaged steel beam from the World Trade Center.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza offers exhibits related to the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
Left, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Right, The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park
Atlanta is home to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, which traces his childhood in Plains to his global work to promote peace and health.
Encompassing nearly 35 acres, the family-friendly and free Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park is composed of landmarks, monuments and exhibits.
Left, Gerald R. Ford Museum
Right, The Blue Bridge
Grand Rapids, MI
Learn about Michigan’s only president at the Gerald R. Ford Museum and the details of the Nixon pardon and Watergate.
Iconic to the city is The Blue Bridge which was constructed in 1892 as a railroad bridge. It now serves as a pedestrian walk across the Grand River and connects to Grand Rapids River Walk.