Next on our list of Presidential and First Lady sites is Berkeley Plantation, the birthplace of our nation’s ninth President, William Henry Harrison. It also happens to be the site of the first planned English Thanksgiving in the New World, rivaling the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts for that honor! Read my new review today!
One of the best ways to learn about any city is to seek out its history museum or historical society. Richmond is lucky to have an amazing museum, The Valentine, which has been preserving the city’s history since 1898. This museum is family-friendly and is a stop that every trip to Richmond should include. Read my new review today!
Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, is located within Rome, Italy. A trip to Rome is not complete without visiting the magnificent St. Peter’s Basilica and marveling at Michelangelo’s masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel. Read my new review today!!!
When you think of top historical destinations, you don’t typically think of America’s National Parks. However, the parks are wonderful places to combine history education with outdoor activities. They make perfect vacation destinations with kids and are a nostalgic road trip back in time! Read my new review today of the oldest and most historical of these parks, Yellowstone National Park.
Since Halloween is tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to review a spooky historical destination that is kid-friendly and won’t scare little ones. The Poe Museum, located in Richmond, is a great place to take your kids to learn more about one of America’s best-known writers and to see the oldest house in Richmond. It's a great way to add a little history lesson into a Halloween treat!
The next installment in our series of Presidential and First Lady sites is James Monroe’s Highland, located just a few miles from Jefferson’s Monticello. The actual home of President and Mrs. Monroe is no longer standing but read my new review as to why this still remains a must-see Presidential site!
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!