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The Oldest Tourist Destination in the United States is Located Right Here in Virginia

Back in 1774 for the small fee of 20 shillings, Thomas Jefferson purchased the Natural Bridge and 157 surrounding acres from King George III, built a two-room cabin on the property as a retreat for himself and his guests, making Virginia’s Natural Bridge one of the oldest tourist destinations in the United States. He described the bridge as “the most […]