10 Famous Places To Revisit the 1960s in America

“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.” In American history, the era of the 1960s holds much prominence.

History has taken many twists and turns, from the civil rights movement to Rock music. I gathered a list of historic places that narrate history all at once.

1. Kennedy Space Center (Titusville, Florida)

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The Mission to land on the moon, accomplished by Appolo 11 in 1969, marks a remarkable achievement in the history of the USA. Although the launch site in Cape Canaveral is now an Air Force outpost with no visitor facilities, the nearby Kennedy AirSpace Centre exhibits the spacecraft, rockets, and an experience to learn the history of space exploration.

2. Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco)

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Haight-Ashbury, the epicenter of the countercultural movement and a haven for artists, musicians, and free spirits in the 1960s, still maintains historical significance as a cultural landmark. Although the area has evolved, the buildings, boutiques, and all nearby placements create a “Summer of Love.” 

3. Woodstock Festival Site (Bethel, New York)

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The iconic Woodstock Music Festival of 1969, with 400,000 attendees, has marked its reputation as a town of love, peace, and music. Even after 55 years, the field of the event is still there, with a Museum at Bethel Woods that offers short and interactive films and music to convey the history and critical ideals of the 1960s.

4. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park (Atlanta, Georgia)

Birth Home of Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and Preservation District. Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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Many places have paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.'s activities for civil rights, but they need help to replace the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Park. A preserved place in Atlanta. A comprehensive place that showcases his birthplace to his final bedrest and a rose garden with his bronze monument to pay tribute to his activities.

5. The Whiskey a Go Go, Los Angeles

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An ordinary Sunset Strip club that acted as a launch pad for many of the iconic and memorable rock musical works in the 1960s. This club hosted bands like The Door, The Byrds, and Spring Buffalo. Today, it still serves as a hub for live music with an aura of classical music.

6. 16th Street Baptist Church (Birmingham, Alabama)

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Another place that holds a prominent place is the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The bomb blast that resulted in the death of 4 girls galvanized the civil rights movement, resulting in more public awareness and outrage. It helped pass acts like the Voting Rights and the Civil Rights of 1965 and 1964, respectively. This location still draws 200,000 people a year to its honors.

7. Dealey Plaza (Dallas)

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Another National Historic Placemark in the history of the United States of America was President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. The area is preserved to reflect its aura of the 1960s. The visitors often have the chance to learn more about the assignment through the museum's sixth floor, besides the opportunity to witness the shooting place that profoundly impacted the history of America.

8. Lorraine Motel (Memphis, Tennessee)

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This is another historic place where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968 and caused many racial riots nationwide. This place became a part of the National Civil Rights Museum, where the rooms and other things regarding the assassination were preserved, which is the center of attention for tourists. Besides, it also does short film exhibits occasionally.

9. International Civil Rights Center & Museum (Greensboro, North Carolina)

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Marked as a “Birthplace for the Civil Rights Movement,” this place symbolizes the beginning of justice for colored people. It sparked when four university students started peacefully sitting in place for the “Whites Only” lunch counter at a Woolworth's departmental store in 1960. This inspired others to take action and raise their voices for their rights. 

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10. The Fillmore (San Francisco)

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Another landmark that held a prominent place was during the countercultural era of the 1960s. The Fillmore became synonymous with psychedelic music. It hosted iconic events like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin. Still today, the book acts, and one can sense the history by strolling through its rooms.

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