American Civil War Museum (Richmond)

https://acwm.org In May, the new American Civil War Museum opened in Richmond, VA.  This museum is the culmination of two Richmond Civil War institutions, the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy, combining forces and creating a unique museum.  Built in the ruins of the Tredegar Iron Works, where much of the … Continue reading American Civil War Museum (Richmond)

Ancient Rome: Colosseum, The Forum, and Palatine Hill (Rome)

Colosseum info Palatine Hill/Forum info   Seeing the sites of Ancient Rome is one of the must-do items for any trip to Italy.  You and your children can walk on the actual stones where Julius Caesar walked or through the gate at the Colosseum where gladiators ran into life-or-death battles.  It is truly an amazing … Continue reading Ancient Rome: Colosseum, The Forum, and Palatine Hill (Rome)

Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC)

https://www.fords.org Visiting Washington, DC for a family trip this summer?  While the museums on the National Mall get the most attention, don’t overlook an important site in American history.  Ford’s Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot, is a must-see museum and historical site! One pro tip - buy your tickets for Ford’s Theatre well … Continue reading Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC)

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a great place for historical site-seeing.  So many historical events have taken place there or are commemorated there.  From monuments to museums to historical homes, Washington, DC has something for everyone in the family.   General tips on a Washington, DC trip with kids: Transportation: DC is quite large and most of … Continue reading Washington, DC