Here's another excerpt from the Rampart City Travel Guide 2012:
The Dutch trading post and British fort have both been lost to time, but in the Historical District one can still find many homes dating from the time of George Washington. That these homes have survived fires, storms, floods, and wars is a testament to their quality craftsmanship. These homes are still occupied today, some as quaint bed and breakfasts and others as small businesses, but most remain home to the city's intellectual elite.
Besides colonial homes, one can also find examples of Victorian architecture as well as brownstones and the like from the turn of the early 20th Century. What you won't find are any of the newer prefabricated houses popular in the suburbs. Which is why for those interested in getting a taste of what the city of Rampart used to look like, the historical district is a must visit.
Walking tours are available or you can download a guide and give yourself a tour. Either way, the historical district is a wonderful collection of antique architecture. The historical district is also one of the safest neighborhoods of the city, though travelers are still advised to take all reasonable precautions.
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