From George Washington to Barack Obama, this book provides the history of the birthplace of every American president, preservation efforts, visitor information, and personal observations. Almost every birthplace has been preserved in some way or another, from the grand monuments of Abraham Lincoln and James Buchanan, to replicas for George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, or the simple roadside markers for Benjamin Harrison and Zachary Taylor. These places all have unique and often fascinating stories to tell.
Discover the owners of these birthplaces, back to the first settlers and learn about the disasters, acts of vandalism, and other historically significant events that have occurred on these historic locations.
Whether you're an armchair historian or have intentions to visit every Presidential Birthplace, this book will equip you with more information than even your tour guides will know