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Take a Patriotic Tour of USA - With These Free Printable Paper Models

Updated on July 31, 2013

Land of the Brave, Home of the Free

Come on a tour of historic (and patriotic!) USA - making a FREE printable model to illustrate each great landmark.

We're starting at the Statue of Liberty (pictured), which is our FIRST free printable model. Yes, this is a paper model. You can download it yourself, print it and make it FOR FREE. And you can choose to give Lady Liberty a square base or a star base - whichever one appeals more to you.

When you're done, hop on board for some more patriotic landmarks - each with its own great FREE printable model to remember it by.

God bless America, My home sweet home...

Image Credit: Canon Papercraft

Hop on the Bus, There's More Patriotic Buildings to Visit!

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

Since We've Just Come from the Statue of Liberty, Let's Visit More Patriotic Buildings in the Statue's Home City - New York - This map shows where we're going.

A
Ground Zero - the World Trade Center:
world trade center

get directions

B
Grand Central Station:
grand central station, ny

get directions

C
Times Square:
times square, ny

get directions

D
South Street Seaport Museum, where Lightship Ambrose is moored:
south street seaport museum, 12 Fulton St, New York, NY

get directions

The World Trade Center - Ground Zero 9/11 - (These models show both the Old World Trade Center - at right - and the New Center - at left).

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

... Remember the heroism of the 9/11 fightfighters...

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At the South Seaport Museum, We See the Lightship Ambrose

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

Carnegie Hall, New York City

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Times Square, New York City

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Welcome to Grand Central Station NYC - - Surely one of the grandest train terminals in the world.

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... And here's a typical New York subway station - the train's just pulling in!

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Finally, the Hotel Chelsea - (Though we won't be staying here tonight because it closed to guests in 2011).

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

Then We're Taking a Small Detour North to Cape Cod

A
Cape Cod:
cape cod, usa

get directions

B
Plymouth - Home of the Pilgrims & Pilgrims' Thanksgiving:
Plymouth, Massachusetts, usa

get directions

... And Here's a Traditional Home...

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

... A Cape Cod Studio... - "Beautiful model of the real studio of the designer Bob Staake, in Cape Cod" (Papermau).

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

Next Stop Philadelphia & Washington DC!

A
The White House:
white house, washington dc

get directions

B
Congress:
Capitol, washington DC

get directions

C
New Jersey:
new jersey, usa

get directions

D
Shannondale Iron Works:
shannondale, west virginia

get directions

We might see one (or two or ten!) of these as our bus travels through New Jersey...

Image Credit: Ninjatoes.blogspot

Behold - the Philadelphia Memorial Hall

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

In Shannondale (West Virginia) We See a Reconstruction of One of USA's Earliest Iron Works

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In Washington DC, Congress Meets Here - (The Capitol Building)

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

Here's the Library of Congress

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Now make your own. It's easy with this *free* paper model. Just print the 3 sheets & follow the instructions on them. (All sheets A4).

Image Credit: S.Ritchie

(Sheet 2)

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(Sheet 3)

Image Credit: S.Ritchie

We're Heading to Illinois...

A
Abraham Lincoln's House & Memorial:
Springfield, Illinois, USA

get directions

B
A state where you will see red barns...:
ohio, usa

get directions

C
John Handcock Center:
John Hancock Center, 875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago

get directions

D
Aon Center (formerly Amoco Building - HQ of old Standard Oil):
Aon Center, 200 East Randolph Street, Chicago

get directions

E
Split Rock Lighthouse:
split rock lighthouse, usa

get directions

Gettysburg! - Here's the Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

Further West in Pennsylvania is Frank Lloyd Wright's Waterfall House

Image Credit: Papermau.blogospot

There are also Farms-with-Red-Barns - (Ohio)

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This is Illinois' Historic FOURTH State Capitol - - Vandalia State House

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspit

In Springfiled Illinois, We See Abraham Lincoln's House...

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... And Lincoln's Tomb.

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Now North to Lake Superior... - To see where the SS Edmund Fitzgerald Went Down

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To the West Coast via New Mexico...

A
New Mexico:
new mexico, usa

get directions

B
Las Vegas:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

get directions

C
Arizona:
Arizona, usa

get directions

"The Little Red Schoolhouse" New Mexico

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

And here's another sort of house we'll see

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.. And here's a home in Arizona...

Image Credit: Ninjatoes.blogspot

"Via Las Vegas!"

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San Francisco... Then On to Mount Rushmore

A
San Francisco, California:
san franciso, california, usa

get directions

Travel across San Francisco Bay in the "Harbour Princess."

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

And we're taking a ride through the streets in a cable car before boarding our bus again.

Image Credit: Canon Papercraft

Let's Have Lunch from a Chuck Wagon!

Image Credit: Papermau.blogspot

While You Eat, the Chuck Wagon Cook's Friend Has a Story to Tell...

(By Anchises Canterville)

I remember one Halloween, I came to a friend's child's Halloween party in [costume]... I wore a white powdered wig, a blue War-of-Independence coat, a waistcoat, breeches & stockings - and I carried a basket of peaches and candies. And my crutch. I can't walk without it [I was born disabled and never let it slow me down]... [and] today it [my crutch]... wasn't just a [mobility aid]... it was part of the costume.

My host gave me a ["Huh?"]... sort of look. "I tell you what," I said to her, "You can probably guess who I've come as - but it is Halloween. People are supposed to come in [costume]... heroes or villains. You can put me in whichever [category]... you wish, but it is Halloween, and you probably wouldn't say 'No' to someone who came in as (say) [Freddy Krueger or a zombie]... So why should you say 'No' to someone who comes in as... Well, you can make up your own mind, but let me have a chance to explain myself."

When it was Halloween ghost story time, I handed out the candies (and peaches) and said "Here's my [spooky story]... Once upon a time, there was a man who lived in America at the time of the Revolution. You can call him 'Ben'. Ben A. He was a hero, a general and a doctor who treated everyone fairly and loved America. Loved it so much he would have sent it a Valentine each February - if there'd been somewhere to send it. [But there wasn't any Statue of Liberty back in the 1770s]... Ben wanted to fight hard so that America would be free of Britain.

"But here's where the Halloween comes into my story. He was surrounded by people who said they loved American freedom, but wanted precisely the opposite. You know how your [pastor]... warns you against those who are liars in both words and deeds? These people who hated Ben A. were just like that. Liars in words and deeds. Said they loved America but didn't. But Ben A. thought they meant what they said, because he was a truthful person himself. And when a truthful person believes lies, the witches and hobgoblins have a [rent in the veil between this world and their haunting hole]... and can get in[to this world]... Ben A. knew that witches and hobgoblins were starting to haunt the country, but he couldn't work out where they were 'getting in'. Then one of his enemies (liars in words and deeds) went to one of these witches and said 'Gimme a spell that will kill Ben A, so no one will realize that he loves America [in contrast to us, who]... only say we do'.

"That (as you can imagine) 'let' even more ghouls into the [future] USA. Ben A. knew the situation was so extreme he had to do something - but what do you do about ghouls? They're [undead]... So he asked God. And God answered (He always answers, just often we aren't listening)[. God said]: [Ben A] You have to defect. You have to understand how shocking that was for Ben A. to hear. If God had said "Go into battle for America and 'don't particularly care if you get killed'," Ben A. would have done that without a second's hesitation. But leave the country? Ben A. was immensely sensible, and he made sure he really was hearing from God (not imagining that he was)... He wasn't imagining. Ben A. began to understand why him leaving the [future] USA would rescue the [future] USA from all the ghouls that were pouring into it at the moment. In a real sense, those ghouls [could break through the 'veil' between worlds]... because of Ben A.'s [unrequited love for his country]... And that really is a horror, and it is no insult against love. Because when love is requitted, it brings a little piece of Heaven to earth. But [unrequitted love]... (particularly in this case) was [being used to open a door to Hell]...

"Ben A. said to God: Please, does this mean I have to stop loving my country? God said: You have to stop loving it unrequited... [Do you know how sometimes, there comes a point in a relationship where you have a positive duty of tough love to say: Either you change for the better, or I'm leaving? And you have to mean it, because if you don't nothing will change. If you do mean it, things will change. For the better, even if it doesn't feel like it at the time]... That's the point that Ben A. had reached... If he stopped loving his country unrequited, the [door into Hell would be slammed shut on the ghouls]... And Ben A. had to show that he really meant it [by leaving his country]...

"Ben A. realised that - if he really did love his country - he loved it enough to leave it to stop it being [suffocated by a zombie apocalypse]... All he had to do was - leave. And mean it. It was a heartbreaking decision, but he realised he had to do it - to save his country [from the zombie apocalypse]... And please remember that it wasn't his fault about the [zombie apocalypse]... Rather the ghouls and ghosties were using his [unrequited love]... as their 'vehicle' [to get into our world]... If it had been [requited love]... there would have been angels [coming to sing from the rooftops instead]... Love is that powerful.

"Ben A. left. Or defected. Or whatever-you-want-to-call-it. I prefer 'defect'. Ben A. left with his wife and his household. And the [zombie apocalypse]... started to [falter, and shuddered to a stop]... And America has been very ungrateful about it ever since, which is very un-American of you and you owe Ben A. an apology. Because this man singlehanded [stopped the zombie apocalypse]... that was threatening to [cannibalize the country]... before it [even] legally became a country."

The [kids]... loved [my Halloween spooky story]... They asked me to tell it again. And later my host... drew me aside and asked "Is that true?" I said "Yes, love is that powerful. If it's not requited it destroys - even though love is the very thing that ought never to do that. In this fallen world, unrequited love... does that. Requited love does the opposite. And Ben A's enemies could never requite the love he was showing America - and them. They wouldn't. They made conscious choices not to. So the nation was in the worst danger imaginable, worse than the Redcoats or Raiders could ever do to it. Ben A. had to stop loving America - because only by him stopping his unrequited love would the [portals close up again]... And it is one of the worst things imaginable, to have to stop loving something you love, for the sake of [saving it]... Ben A. did it. It nearly killed him, but he did it. That's one of the reasons he's a hero. And he ought to be recognized as a hero the rest of the year, not just at Halloween."

Image Credit: S.Ritchie; All Text © S. Ritchie

One Last Patriotic Paper Model - - Uncle Sam

Image Credit: Papercraftsquare.com

Thanks for Taking the Paper Model tour of the USA with Us!

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Comments - I'd love to know if you enjoyed the journey.

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    • steadytracker lm profile image

      steadytracker lm 

      4 years ago

      Wow, really cool and creative lens. Thank you for taking the time to share it.

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      Gloria Freeman 

      5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I enjoyed this trip around the USA.

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      Erin Mellor 

      5 years ago from Europe

      The Capitol is amazing, but I don't think I have that kind of patience level

    • Elaine Chen profile image

      Elaine Chen 

      5 years ago

      there are few patriotic places that I wanna to build; there are "The Harbour Princess", yellow color school bus, cable car and fire truck.

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      pillarcandles 

      5 years ago

      This is really a great lens so full of info for a trip around the USA.

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      halloweenprops 

      5 years ago

      This is a fun lens. Time to print some paper models! ;)

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