Victorians visited seaside ocean resorts, stayed in bed-and-breakfasts, relaxed at New York spas, and shopped in New York City. See where they traveled and what they wore.

Brighton - The English at the Sea-side
Read about the English at the sea-side, see Brighton in the 1880s.

Sea-side Etiquette: The Bathing Machine
The proper etiquette for the Victorian sea-side was the use of the bathing machine.

Google Maps Street View - Help with Remodeling?
Travel the streets of San Francisco for a close-up view of painted ladies.

New York's Plaza Hotel and  Lord & Taylor
Where did the Titanic era socialites stay and shop in New York City?

The Road-Side Tea Room
Eating on the road 100 years ago.

Winsford Walled Garden
Tucked away in the North Devon countryside is a restored Victorian walled garden open to the public.

Victorian Garden Party
During the late Victorian era, elaborate and lavish garden parties were an entertaining social affair.

Fun In The Sun: Beaches  in the 1800s
Atlantic City developed from Dr. J. Pitney's idea to make the New Jersey shore into a health resort. Development began in 1850. Atlantic City, with its beautiful beaches & luxurious hotels, soon became a popular summer resort & winter health spa.

Correct Behavior on a Picnic
1920s picnic etiquette.

Winter Amusements in New York
How did the Victorians amuse themselves during a cold New York winter?

History of the Fashionable Bathing Suit
It was in the early 1800s that people began to flock to the beaches for seaside amusement. With the introduction of railroads, ocean-side beaches became even more popular for sunny recreations. Along with this new outdoor pastime came the need for a stylish garment for the privileged lady of fashion.

Travel in Style: How to Dress for Travel in 1852
How to dress for travel in 1852 with the proper traveling dress, shoes, bonnet and corset.

Victorian Baby Carriages: The Golden Age of Carriages
Victorian children traveled in style!

Bicycle Design from 1816 to 1880 
The bicycle changed many times before it reached its height of popularity in the 1890s.

The Horse Carriage
Five styles of the horse carriage in 1890.

The Chariot Horse Carriage
The Chariot horse carriage was a light four-wheeled horse carriage popular in the early 19th century.

The Landau Horse Carriage
The early 19th century Landau horse carriage had four wheels with front and back passenger seats that faced each other.

Museum of the City of New York
Embracing the past, present, and future of New York City and celebrating its cultural diversity, the Museum of the City of New York is Your City Museum!






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