I always thought it was cool to visit or see places where significant moments in history occured. For instance I visited Gettysburg, PA a few years ago and surveyed the famous civil war battlefield. I stood on little round top and tried to visualize where I thought Col. Chamberlain might have stood.
It seems there are a few places in the US where you can go to see where historical events unfolded but they tend to increase in frequency the further east you travel. Theres really not much here in Michigan and the reason is clearly bcause we're a young country. I wonder what it would be like to live in Turkey, Egypt, Italy or some other place where you can hardly take a dump without going somewhere that Diocletian, Byron or Napolean went.
I'm curious if anyone lives really close to an historical location and if so does the whole historical thing lose its charm very quickly? Or does it deepen one's appreciation of history?