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.

20 comments:

Mahee said...

Massachusetts ~ GC26Z86 ~ Start A Revolution

Fort Phoenix // Fairhaven, MA

Fort History - On May 13-14, 1775, the first naval battle of the American Revolution took place off our shore when the local militia, under the command of Nathaniel Pope and Daniel Egery, captured two British sloops in Buzzard's Bay.

http://fort-phoenix.blogspot.com/2010/02/on-may-13-14-1775-first-naval-battle-of.html

Jim said...

I did a really interesting one the other day in Pelham NH - GC1GYY8:

"This is the location of the first sunday services held in 1719 by settlers on the way to establish Pelham."

Ray said...

I have 3 caches that I think would fit in this catagory: GC7CCE , GCD6EE , & GCD6F8

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The Young Media Makers said...

Here are a few that I personally own in Oregon, but when I'm off work and a little less busy I can post some that others have hidden in Oregon. This is a great site!

http://coord.info/GC25MA3
http://coord.info/GC24A2R
http://coord.info/GC24905
http://coord.info/GC24900
http://coord.info/GC23RCX
http://coord.info/GC23NQF

I'm hoping to get a chance to post some more historically themed caches in the town where I live (Junction City, OR) we actually went to a town hall meeting and got permission from the local historical society to place geocaches at historical spots in town!

Cayt said...

Very nice idea you have here. My mother and I will be collaborating on a series on the eastern shore of Maryland that focuses on Civil War history of the area. I'll post it here when we're done.

Ray_Osborne said...

From Twitter: JFK at Canaveral geocache launched by History Caching, Discover a high
tech fun way to learn about history http://t.co/MFL4f44
10 hours ago via Twitte

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Ray_Osborne said...

Ais Indian Nation added
http://coord.info/GC169TN

Ray_Osborne said...

2nd Annual Presidents Day Geocaching Tour - http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=285776

Ray_Osborne said...

It's official we have our 2nd Annual Presidents Day Geocaching tour listed at Geocaching.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=51e5ccc7-7198-4d2e-a2ce-0028a08d0289

Unknown said...

To celebrate the centennial of New Mexico statehood, cachers from all over the state are placing caches to be published on January 6th, 2012, the date of our inauguration as the 47th state!

We are also doing an event a month starting in February to celebrate our Centennial. These events will all be prefaced with the title "NM Centennial Event" so if you want to come down our way, please join us for some awesome geocaching fun!

Ray_Osborne said...

We had a great turnout for our 3rd Annual Presidents Day Geocaching tour yesterday. (See pics) I've invited geocachers to post their historical themed geocacher here.

-RKO

John Bigboote said...

This is a great idea. Surprised to see no New York caches here yet. Found a history themed cache on Long Island this weekend (GC4CVYF hidden history - about the Culper Spy Ring!.) Here is the link. Hope it works: http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4CVYF_hidden-history?guid=2dde593b-ac18-41a8-a468-94f276396272

Ray_Osborne said...

I dropped off the 2063 CC Time Capsule trackable at a geocache in St. Augustine. An Experiment in Time. Anyone can find it by doing a keyword search.

Chas Clifton said...

A cache about the last grizzly bear killed in central Colorado: "Old Mose the Grizzly Bear," GC3NGM9

A cache about a large forest fire in 2005: "Mason Gulch Fire" GC28Q5P

A cache about Kit Carson, "Can't Read or Write," GC26DPQ.

All of these are mine. Thanks for the opportunity to contribute.

Ray_Osborne said...

We will be holding the 4th Annual Presidents Day Geocaching Tour on Sunday February 16th.2014 at Manatee Sanctuary Park in Cape Canaveral.
Watch for more details.

Steve Brown said...

Check out: http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC1W7P4_georgia-spirit-quest-21-the-continental-line?guid=b6f9df42-e23c-4382-b50b-4ae037f7feaf

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC2AE8X_georgia-spirit-quest-22-above-and-beyond?guid=9d2b3a1f-cd28-4b54-87cd-2ad70ffccb7e

http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC3T0QH_georgia-spirit-quest-23-confederate-sharpshooters?guid=0b2a48bf-4f9d-4bdc-a4c8-01fca1539225

Thanks

Ray_Osborne said...

Today's the day (and tomorrow too) what historical and Presidential themed geocaches can you log today?

See new page at http://goo.gl/7cH9Y7

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