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Touro Synagogue, founded in 1828 in New Orleans, was the first synagogue outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country.  It is the result of a re-merger between two congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Congregation Gates of Mercy was founded in 1828; Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. The two congregations reunited in 1881. The current sanctuary at 4238 Saint Charles Ave. was dedicated on January 1, 1909.

Touro Synagogue, founded in 1828 in New Orleans, was the first synagogue outside of the 13 original colonies and the sixth oldest synagogue in the country. It is the result of a re-merger between two congregations, Congregation Gates of Mercy and Congregation Dispersed of Judah. Congregation Gates of Mercy was founded in 1828; Congregation Dispersed of Judah) in 1846. The two congregations reunited in 1881. The current sanctuary at 4238 Saint Charles Ave. was dedicated on January 1, 1909.

New Orleans, Louisiana - St. Louis Cathedral -- It has been raised to Basilica status in the Catholic Church. There have been three churches actually built on this site. The first one was in 1718. This church is the oldest continuously run church in the United States.

New Orleans, Louisiana - St. Louis Cathedral -- It has been raised to Basilica status in the Catholic Church. There have been three churches actually built on this site. The first one was in 1718. This church is the oldest continuously run church in the United States.

Lion Gate. Notice the two carved lions on each side of the gate. The protruding stone work above the gate is for pouring burning oil down on the enemy who is trying to break in the gate. Arrow slots are visable like narrow windows.

Lion Gate. Notice the two carved lions on each side of the gate. The protruding stone work above the gate is for pouring burning oil down on the enemy who is trying to break in the gate. Arrow slots are visable like narrow windows.

Gargoyle on the side of the old Gates of Prayer Synagogue (built in 1867) - Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA

Gargoyle on the side of the old Gates of Prayer Synagogue (built in 1867) - Jackson Ave, New Orleans, LA

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel (Where Jesus is said have been crucified)

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel (Where Jesus is said have been crucified)

Evergreen Plantation, Louisiana is a tourist attraction, too, including original slave quarters The slave homes line a dirt road in the middle of sugar cane fields. History + Southern + Travel + Old Cabins + Moss + Oak Trees

Evergreen Plantation, Louisiana is a tourist attraction, too, including original slave quarters The slave homes line a dirt road in the middle of sugar cane fields. History + Southern + Travel + Old Cabins + Moss + Oak Trees

50 Things To Do This Summer in All 50 States

50 Things To Do This Summer in All 50 States

Louisiana - Nestled precariously above the Tickfaw River is Springfield's rustic waterfront restaurant Tin Lizzy's Landin', which is only open through Labor Day weekend.

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