Guilford Courthouse National Military Park (North Carolina)

Headed to North Carolina for college visits or a soccer tournament? Be sure to add in a visit to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro where you can learn about one of the most important battles in the America Revolution’s Southern campaign. See my new post for details on how to make this visit family-friendly!

Monticello (Virginia)

My next addition to our list of Presidential and First lady sites is Monticello, home to our third President, Thomas Jefferson.  This beautiful historic home and estate sits dramatically on a hilltop near Charlottesville, VA and is the only Presidential site to be named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Monticello is still preserved as it was when Jefferson lived there.  The tour encompasses the house, the dependencies, and the vast gardens.  It is definitely a must-see when in Virginia! Read my new post about planning your visit to Monticello!

Yorktown (Virginia)

Yorktown 1781 - where the world turned upside down.  If you are a “Hamilton” fan, you will recognize that line from the musical but did you know that you can actually visit the place where the world turned upside down?  The Yorktown Battlefield is a must-do while visiting the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown with your family. Read my latest post on the best way to visit Yorktown with children!

Kilmainham Gaol (Dublin)

While Alcatraz may be America’s most notorious former prison, Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin is Ireland’s most evocative and meaningful former prison.  We recently toured it on our way out of Dublin to the Ireland countryside, and it was easily the most impactful historical site that we saw during our whole trip. Read my new post today to see why you should add this tour to your itinerary while in Dublin!