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    National Convention Host Cities

    Conventions in these cities have changed the course of American history, and you can experience them as part of your own travels.

  • Visit Baltimore

    National Convention Host Cities - Baltimore

    Fort McHenry saw some of the heaviest fighting of the War of 1812 during the Battle of Baltimore, which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the Star-Spangled Banner.

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    National Convention Host Cities - Chicago

    Delegates at the 1892 Democratic National Convention toured the fairgrounds the Chicago World's Fair. The Palace of Fine Arts was repurposed into what is today the Museum of Science and Industry.

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    National Convention Host Cities - Cincinnati

    The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati's Camp Washington features exhibits of signs and advertisements from the past, including neon billboards and classic painted banners.

  • Denver Performing Arts Complex

    National Convention Host Cities - Denver

    Denver's Municipal Auditorium, which hosted the 1908 Democratic National Convention, is now the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

  • Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

    National Convention Host Cities - Houston

    A larger-than-life statue of George H.W. Bush sits in downtown Houston's Sesquicentennial Park.

  • Flickr/Dittmeyer

    National Convention Host Cities - Los Angeles

    In Simi Valley, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library, newly renovated and expanded in 2011, offers tours of the Gipper's Air Force One plane.

  • Flickr/David Boyle

    National Convention Host Cities - Miami

    Cuban immigrants residing in Little Havana had a rocky relationship with President Kennedy, who many considered the second-most hated man in Miami (after Fidel Castro).

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    National Convention Host Cities - New York City

    Who's buried in Grant's Tomb? The monument in New York's Riverside Park is home to the remains of Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia.

  • G. Widman for GPTMC

    National Convention Host Cities - Philadelphia

    As the nation's former capital, Philadelphia has a number of "White Houses" within its limits. The President's House, home to George Washington and John Adams from 1790 to 1800, is now a museum.

  • World Chess Hall of Fame

    National Convention Host Cities - St. Louis

    St. Louis is known as a baseball city, but it’s also home to the World Chess Hall of Fame. The museum opened in September 2011 in St. Louis’ Central West End.

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