Military Heritage Trail
South Carolina Heritage Corridor’s Military Heritage Trail celebrates South
Carolinians from every generation who have defended their state and nation. The trail features more than 20 sites in 14 counties and ranges from the founding of the colony to World War II.
Among the sites are Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter in Charleston, the Revolutionary War Eutaw Springs Battle Ground in Santee, River Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt and Oconee Station State Historic Site.
Historic Barbecue Trail
North Carolina’s culinary signature, barbecue, is served at down-home eateries that heap moist, tender strands of pork on a plate with a side of slaw and hushpuppies. The North Carolina Barbecue Society’s Historic Barbecue Trail crosses the state with a selection of 24 places that explore a time-honored tradition with regional distinctions and individual nuances. Along the way, travelers can take in Civil War and Revolutionary War sites, motorsports attractions, wineries and craft breweries.
Arkansas Art Trail
The Arkansas Art Trail includes 10 stops where nature inspires art. There are well-known destinations such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville and downtown Eureka Springs, along with lesser-known sites such as Boxley Valley and Inspiration Point.
The trail has been organized into three legs. Listed on the website are events relating to the trail, such as guest speakers, gallery strolls, open studio tours and guided walks.
African-American Heritage Trail
A project of the Louisiana Office of Tourism, the African-American Heritage Trail takes visitors to museums, heritage sites, institutions and cultural attractions throughout Louisiana.
The trail was launched in February 2008 with 25 sites and was expanded to 33 sites in 2010. It showcases such milestones as the first fights against segregation, the first self-made female millionaire and the roots of jazz.
The wide-ranging group of sites includes the African-American Museum in New Orleans and the Multicultural Center of the South in Shreveport.
The new Mississippi Freedom Trail commemorates the state’s civil rights heritage and will complement the Civil Rights Museum planned for Jackson.
The first four of 30 markers on the trail were unveiled in May. They were Bryant’s Store/Emmett Till in Money, Medgar Evers’ house in Jackson, the Greyhound Bus Station in Jackson and the Fannie Lou Hamer gravesite in Ruleville.
Georgia’s Antebellum Trail
Georgia’s Antebellum Trail is a 100-mile trek through seven communities that escaped Gen. William T. Sherman’s burning march through Georgia. Stately pillared manors line the streets of historic communities such as Madison, Watkinsville, Macon and Eatonton. Visit Milledgeville and tour the Old Governor’s Mansion, or observe Athens’ double-barreled cannon before seeing “the town that time forgot,” Old Clinton. The fourth annual Antebellum Trail Pilgrimage is April 18-22.
The annual Pilgrimage features events, tours and entrance into private historic homes not generally open to the public.