Jamestown (Virginia)

Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the New World, established in 1607.  This site is now part of the Historic Triangle in Virginia, along with Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg.  Jamestown is a great place to take your family to learn about life in pre-colonial times, when survival in the New World was not at all secure.  Read my new review today!

Fort Sumter (Charleston)

Charleston any time of year is wonderful but Charleston in October is particularly lovely.  The weather is perfect - still warm but with less humidity.  If you’re planning a fall getaway to Charleston, you definitely need to add a trip to Fort Sumter to your itinerary! Read my new review to help plan your trip to the place where the Civil War began!

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!