Buried: North Bend, Ohio
Died: April 4, 1841
See him: It would be easy to chalk William Henry Harrison’s career up to the Battle of Tippecanoe and a presidency cut short by an inability to put a damn coat on in the snow. His tomb in North Bend, just outside Cincinnati, gives a much better context to the man who, as Harrison-Symmes Memorial Foundation Museum director Terry Simpson said, “opened up the Midwest to development.”
The site has gotten some attention lately from the state, which has put in new parking and information signs, but Simpson says the interior of the tomb could use some TLC going forward. Until that day, take in the history and don’t miss the great view the tomb gives you of the Ohio River, with Kentucky in the distance.