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July 27, 2021 2 min read

Your post-wedding getaway is the perfect opportunity for you and your new spouse to explore your passions. If you proposed in front of the Liberty Bell, why not turn your love of the past into inspiration for your present travels?

Here are five honeymoon ideas for history buffs that unite romance and culture.

1. Greenfield Village

Imagine getting a time machine for your big day that lets you walk through six historic districts in one 80-acre outdoor living history museum. You can have such an experience at Greenfield Village as you stand in the laboratory where Thomas Edison had his original lightbulb moment.

While there, check out the Henry Ford exhibit of American Innovation™. You can explore the history of flight, starting with the Wright Brothers, or take a seat on the historic bus where Rosa Parks made her stand by keeping hers. 

2. Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg bills itself as the nation’s largest outdoor living history museum, and a visit here is very much like stepping back into time. Visit the Governor’s Palace to see how the royals lived before the revolution. Swing by the public armory to discover how George Washington’s soldiers outfitted themselves.

Along the way, you’ll find countless artisans offering goods made the old-fashioned way. Immerse yourself in one of the many live programs to learn more about how our nation was founded.

3. Washington, D.C.

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You can’t go wrong with the District of Columbia for all things history. Pay homage at the Vietnam Memorial and reflect on humanity at the Holocaust Museum. Budget-friendly brides can save money with a picnic lunch on the National Mall between visits to one of 11 Smithsonian museums.

4. Wild, Wild West

The east coast is ideal for history buff brides, but you can step back into time out west, too. Relive the shootout at the OK Corral when you visit historic Tombstone, AZ. Drive north a few hours and marvel at the architectural innovations and story behind the Hoover Dam, which provides life-giving water to countless westerners. On the way there, stop by the picturesque towns of Sedona and Camp Verde to visit the Palatki Heritage Site and Montezuma’s Well, two historic Native dwelling sites.

5. The Olde Country

If your passport has been lonely without stamps, rejoice. Americans can now travel to Europe again, although you might need to do more planning than you did before the pandemic.

If you choose this route, ensure you check each country’s rules for entry before you depart. It’s also wise to purchase travel insurance against any last-minute changes to your itinerary.

Plan the Perfect Post-Wedding Getaway With These Honeymoon Ideas for History Buffs

Why not celebrate your shared passion for the past on your post-wedding getaway? Consider these five honeymoon ideas for history buffs.