Learn about 8 of America’s oldest cities, you will hear fascinating stories about the historic events that formed this prosperous nation.
With the flow of time, ancient villages, sparse settlements, desolate towns today have grown into eight dynamic, most modern cities of the flag country.
1. CITY ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
City of St. Augustine was founded on September 8, 1565 (only 11 days after the Spanish explorer Pedro Menéndez de Avilés discovered the beautiful sea in the east of Florida). From there, it became the capital of Spain in North America for over 200 years before being occupied by the British in 1763 – 1783. From 1783 – 1822, Spain regained control of the city. This street, then returned to the US government through the US Treaty.
Over 450 years of formation and development, today, St. Augustine is a bustling city with many classical works with Spanish architecture style, beautiful Augustine beach, green Anastasia State Park and the majestic Castillo de San Marcos.
2. SANTA FE CITY, NEW MEXICO
Although often referred to as Santa Fe, its official name is La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís. Before being colonized by Spanish colonists in 1607, this was the aboriginal Indian residence. Santa Fe remained in Spain’s possession until New Mexico state declared its independence in 1810. Today, the city is famous for its Pueblo Revival architecture of indigenous Indians, the Palace of Mini director, America’s oldest church, San Miguel Mission …
3. NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
In 1624, the Dutch West Indies company brought about 30 families to live on the Governor’s Island. Initially, this settlement was named New Amsterdam. A few years later, the governor of New Amsterdam acquired the Manhattan area of Native Americans. Since then, the population of this place has increased rapidly. Today, with 5 counties Bronx, Queen, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Stanten Island, New York becomes the most dynamic, rich and populous city in America.
4. CITY OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists of England, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. With an important role in the American Revolution, Boston is preserving many famous historical sites on the Freedom Trail. Besides, the destinations not to be missed are the Charles River, the Kennedy Presidential Museum, Central Park Boston, Copley Square, Trinity Church …
5. ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND CITY
Puritans seeking freedom of religion settled in Chesapeake Bay in 1649. The settlement was originally named Providence. In 1702, when Princess Anne became Queen of England, the people agreed to change its name to Annapolis. To learn more about the history of this land, you can visit the Maryland State Building, the African American Museum of Bannekar – Doulass and the Maritime Museum of Annapolis.
Over 300 years of establishment and development, the beautiful coastal town has now become one of the leading cultural and political centers of the country and was named Athens of America.
6. CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
San Antonio was founded by Spanish colonists in 1718 after St. Anthony of Padua. After they completed the fortress of Alamo, this city was born. Today, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
7. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA CITY
New Orleans was founded in 1718 by a man named Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, from Bienville (France). The name of New Orleans is named after the city of Orléan of the hexagonal country. Over the history of more than 300 years, today, it owns one of the most dynamic ports in the world. If you fall in love with this city, visitors should visit the French Quarter, Fort Pike, National Museum of World War II, Union Memorial Hall, New Orleans Sculpture Garden … Especially, enjoy once. Unique jazz pieces here! Because that is the essence of New Orleans music.
8. CITY OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
In 1733, General James Oglethorpe of the British Royal Family and 120 others traveled down the Savannah River to the Americas. He named the Georgian colony after King George II. After reaching a peace agreement with the indigenous tribes, Oglethorpe quickly carried out city planning. According to his plan, he built many spacious roads leading to large public squares. Today, 22 of the city’s 24 charming squares still exist and attract large numbers of visitors from around the world.