America is known to have some of the world's most mesmerizing natural landscapes, beautiful beaches and amazing architectural wonders. But it also has a plethora of captivating historic towns for travelers to visit. In fact according to the US Census Data, there are an estimated 19,500 incorporated cities, towns and villages in the United States. Many which are considered historic. Although America is nearly 250 years old (born in 1776) some towns date further back to the colonial days before the country was established. If you're looking to visit any historic towns in America we have you covered. Not only do we share our compelling photos and content to these fascinating settlements, we can also help you plan your visit. We have partnered up with popular travel brand names like Kayak, Viator and Roadtrippers as a paid affiliate to offer tickets to the most popular events, tours and hotels in all of these historic towns.
While some of these towns listed below are not the oldest in the country, they are certainly host to some of the most important events in American history. You will also often find these towns mentioned by a number of different online reputable sources as "most beautiful towns", "best towns" or "most charming towns" in America. They all are a must visit for your travel bucket list! To determine these spots we considered their history, preserved landmarks, historical markers, notable monuments, town friendliness, tours, scenery, lodging and eateries.