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History, Travel & the Outdoors

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Stories, Places & Legends

Great Oaks, a beautiful antebellum mansion in Greenwood, Florida.

History & Historic Sites

ExploreSouthernHistory.com is one of the world's top sites for information on the American Southeast. If you are into history and heritage travel, click the photo above or button below to see our main directory!

Great outdoor locations are found throughout the Southeast.

Outdoors & Ecotourism

We have been reporting on great outdoor adventures for more than ten years. 

From the mountains and plains to coastal wetlands, vast swamps and stunning beaches, click to learn more!

The legendary Ghost of Bellamy Bridge near Marianna, Florida.

Ghosts, Monsters & Mysteries

If you love stories of the unexplained, ExploreSouthernHistory.com is your gateway to adventure! We dig into the "stories behind the stories" to learn more about the real mysteries of the American South.

More great places

Forts & Battlefields

A cannon looks out over Pensacola Bay from the ramparts of Fort Barrancas in Florida.

Explore sites with historic military significance by visiting forts and battlefields that date from Colonial times to the Civil War.

State by State

Little River Falls in Alabama are one of the most scenic attractions at Little River Canyon.

Visit the historic sites, great outdoor locations, charming communities and scenic highways of each Southern state.

American Indian Sites

Kolomoki Mounds form a major archaeological site near Blakely in Southwest Georgia.

Explore important Native American sites from Oklahoma to Florida and visit mounds, memorials and museums.

Waterfalls

A waterfall at DeSoto State Park near Fort Payne, Alabama.

The South boasts an amazing variety of waterfalls, many of them noted for their history as well as their scenic beauty.

Black History

Prospect Bluff Historic Sites in Florida's Apalachicola National Forest preserves the Negro Fort.

Learn about maroon freedom fighters, the soldiers of the USCT, scientists, Civil Rights leaders and places that memorialize them.

Historic Homes

The historic Russ House and Visitor Center in Marianna, Florida.

Learn about historic homes of a variety of architectural styles that range from Colonial cottages to Victorian mansions.

Video

Learn the tragic history of Fort Mims in this free documentary from our sister site TwoEgg.TV

The Fort at Prospect Bluff tells a remarkable and heart-breaking story:

Come along for a carriage tour of Helen, Georgia!

Seminole War 200th Anniversary