Tuesday, July 1, 2014

History Caching


An index of history related geocaches throughout the United States. The following is a Work in Progress list of geocaches, opencaches and terracaches with a theme of historic significance around the United States. If a historical area does not have a history themed geocache then a local one is chosen.


Home of the 4th Annual Presidents Day Geocaching Tour Be sure to do a keyword search with your favorite engine on GC4WQBR

At this years event, we will be having a drawing for gift cards and certificates with some local businesses. All you have to do is take a quick online survey for a chance to win, click here for the survey.



Other geocachers with an interest in history are invited to submit their entries by making a comment to this blog with the link to their favorite historycaches. Become a follower to this growing list by scrolling to the bottom of this list and enter your email address to subscribe.

State

1) Alabama

Florence Ancient Ones Geocache Indian Mounds

Ghost BridgeGeocache
Reported ghost sightings here. Interesting stories.

Huntsville Walking Tour of Historical Churches.
Geocache

More Alabama HistoryCaches
Want to be a scout, and review these? Reply in comment fields your findings.


2) Florida

Cape Canaveral Area

Ais Indian Nation Geocache Nice little park close to place where 6 Indian mounds were found.

JFK at Canaveral Air Force Station Open Cache A mini-cache conveinantly located next to Air Force Space and Missile Museum.Read more about this museum here.

Canaveral PierGeocache The present day Cocoa Beach Pier. A popular geocache with webcam nearby

President Harding's Oceanfront LotGeocache A popular historycache at a scenic oceanfront location. Read the Story about President Harding's Florida visits.

I Dream of Jeannie Days Geocache Barbara Eden of I Dream Of Jeannie Fame had a Jeannie Day celebrated here in 1969. Read more about it
here.

Moon Hut now Lafiesta Mexican Restaurant.
Geocache Lots of space history here.

Fuller Indian Mounds Open Cache
Virtual cache off Center Street Park.Read about these Indian Burial Mounds and what they found there.

Melbourne Beach

Ponce de Leon Landing Geocache Attractive park with artistic mural.

Merritt Island
Sams Homestead Geocache Pioneer from Beaufort South Carolina raised his family, grew citrus, and helped build a school system.
Open on Saturdays for visitors to tour exhibits here.


Rockledge

President Cleveland at the Indian River Hotel Open CacheTraditional cache in a picturesque location along the Indian River.

Titusville
President FDR at Titusville Geocache Read all about FDR's visit to Central Florida here
Traditional cache just off 95 exit.

Jupiter
Dive Into History Geocache
A virtual cache with an interesting historical twist.

St. Augustine
A Little Bit Of History 01 Geocache focused on the history of the Civil Rights Movement

TR at the Fountain of Youth Geocache
Teddy Roosevelt visits the Fountain of Youth.

Old Spanish Quarry Earthcache Geocache The Castillo de San Marcos

Jacksonville
Hail To The Chief-5Geocache Celebrates our Presidents

More Florida Historycaches

3)Georgia

Savannah
Columbia Square Micro Geocache
A match container in one of the many beautiful squares in Historic Downtown Savannah.

In Memory of Those Who Fought HereGeocache

4) Massachusetts

Fairhaven
Start a Revolution GeocacheAt the foot of the harbor in the town of Fairhaven, is a historic fort that dates from the Revolutionary War period.


5) Michigan Michigan Historycaches A comprehensive listing begging for some reviews.


6) New Jersey

Caldwell
This Geocache doesn't have
a history theme but because it is in a historic district it is
listed here. We hope that Travel Bug Send President Cleveland Home
W3CF95 make it there someday.

7) Ohio

Marion
Peace In The Fast Lane Geocache
Historic district in Marion Ohio

8)Oregon

Junction City

Junction City Walking Tour Geocache
Stop #10 The Water Tower

Milliorn Cemetery Geocahe
This little cemetery is one of the oldest in Junction City.

9) South Carolina

Beaufort
Bubbles, Bubbles everywhere
Geocache Not a history cache but
John H. Sams home is nearby. See Sams Homestead in Merritt Island aove.

Charleston
Hidden Charleston: Colonial LakeGeocache
Historic District Location

Cannon you find it? Geocache
Cannon Park is the site of the original Charleston Museum, where currently only
the columns still stand after a fire ripped through it in the late 1880's.

10) Texas
Do you know the history? Open Cache
The McAllen Heritage Center

11) Wisconsin

Oshkosh
Sloshkosh Opencache
The Oshkosh Brewing Company started in 1894.

Read more about history-caching

Historical themed Travel Bugs worth following.

Send President Warren Harding Home Travel Bug Mission is to send this trackable from the Harding Oceanfront lot to the historic museum Warren Harding Home in Marion Ohio.

Send President Cleveland Home
W3CF95

More historical fun at Cape Canaveral History

>> This site under constant construction, add your favorite history themed
cacher by replying in the blog comment field.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Historycaching preserves history with "FDR at Historic Titusville" geocache

This geocache commemorates the visit of FDR to Central Florida in March of 1936. Laminated cards depict this popular President with his visit to Orlando and Titusville. FDR passed this way with a huge police motorcycle force and drove East down Cheney Highway. Read all about his visit and his humorous greeting in Titusville at historycaching website. Easy access off I95 on Cheney Highway.

For those interested in preserving history and forwarding it to future generations historycaching is an excellent media to do just that. Since the advent of the GPS (Global Positioning System) a new kind of adventure of fun and discovery awaits the curiosity seeker. All that is needed is a GPS unit that can be purchased at local electronic or department store or downloaded appropriate apps with smart phones can be used.

Through the use of Geocaches, a waterproof container of various sizes, a variety of items hidden inside can be be found by the fun seeker. These little treasured items may include medallions, notes on the secret history of the location, index of other geocache locations, and other curiosities

Other history caches in this GPS heritage trails include Sams Homestead, Jeannie Days Remembered, President Harding's Oceanfront Lot, President Cleveland at the Indian River Hotel, and many others listed at History Caching. Other known history related geocaches can be submitted at www.historycaching.us

Monday, July 25, 2011

Press Release: Historycaching launches 'JFK at Canaveral Cache' at Air Force Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New geocache "JFK at Canaveral Air Force Station" made active at the Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral.

For those interested in preserving history and forwarding it to future generations historycaching is an excellent media to do just that. Since the advent of the GPS (Global Positioning System) a new kind of adventure of fun and discovery awaits the curiosity seeker. All that is needed is a GPS unit that can be purchased at local electronic or department store or downloaded appropriate apps with smart phones can be used.

Through the use of Geocaches, a waterproof container of various sizes, a variety of items hidden inside can be be found by the fun seeker. These little treasured items may include medallions, notes on the secret history of the location,index of other geocache locations, and other curiosities

Other history caches in this GPS heritage trails include Sams Homestead, Jeannie Days Remembered, President Harding's Oceanfront Lot, President Cleveland at the Indian River Hotel, and many others listed at History Caching. Other known history related geocaches can be submitted at www.historycaching.us