Places to Visit

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Georgia
Place City Sort descending
Fort Morris State Historic Site Midway Earthwork fortification; building started in 1776 and it fell to the British in 1779.
Midway Church and Museum Midway Midway Church was burned during the war and rebuilt in 1792; the museum focuses on 18th and early 19th century life.
Savannah History Museum Savannah The 20,000 square foot museum stands on the site of the Battle of Savannah (1778).

It is difficult to recapture the intensity of excitement felt by Americans in 1776 over the prospect of forming new republican governments. It is a work, said Thomas Jefferson, of the most interesting nature and such as every individual would wish to have his voice in. Even the business of the Continental Congress was stifled because so many delegates — including Jefferson — left for home to take part in the paramount activity of erecting the new state governments. Constitutions, remarked Francis Lightfoot Lee, employ every pen. ... Nothing — not the creation of [the] confederacy, not the Continental Congress, not the war, not the French alliance — in the years surrounding the Declaration of Independence engaged the interests of Americans more that the framing of these governments.

Gordon S. Wood
The Creation of the American Republic, 1776—1787 (1969)