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!

Alcatraz (San Francisco)

No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the most infamous prison in America, Alcatraz, known as The Rock.  This former prison sits in San Francisco Bay, with the lights of San Francisco beaming ever so close but out of reach for those prisoners who were incarcerated here. Taking your kids to Alcatraz is a fun way to step back in history.  Even though it is not a prison anymore, the site is still very creepy and really gives you the feeling of being in a wind-swept, isolated place.  Don’t worry, though, it is still kid-friendly, and its history as a scary place shouldn’t keep you from visiting with your family! Read my new post today to see why you should add this tour to your itinerary while in San Francisco!

Asheville (North Carolina)

Being a native North Carolinian, I have always loved the mountain town of Asheville.  It is quirky, hip, and funky while also being home to great restaurants, tons of outdoor activities, and the biggest private home in America!  There is a lot to do in Asheville almost any time of the year, from summer rafting … Continue reading Asheville (North Carolina)

Biltmore (Asheville)

https://www.biltmore.com Biltmore, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful place to take your children to help them understand the Gilded Age time period in American history.  The 250-room chateau was a marvel when George Vanderbilt built it between 1889-1895, and it is still the largest private residence in America today.  It is a historic … Continue reading Biltmore (Asheville)

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)