Here Are The 15 Oldest Towns In The U.S…. And They’re Loaded With History

America wasn’t built in a day, or by a single set of hands. So many incredible people, cultures, and experiences have helped to shape this country into the place it is today. From coast to coast, the country’s oldest towns stand as evidence of a vast array of amazing historical events and influences that still impact our lives today. Our historic cities are beautiful, interesting, and totally unique.

Note: this is NOT a list of the nation’s oldest towns, listed in chronological order. We’ve sought to highlight some well-known historic sites, as well as introduce you to a few lesser-known historic towns that deserve some attention.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you visited any of these amazing towns? Is one of them your hometown? Let us know!