One of the most important places to visit on any trip to Washington, DC is the National Archives Museum. Nothing compares to seeing the actual Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights up close. It is amazing to think of the men who signed these very documents and the revolution that they were starting and the government that they were creating. They had no idea how it would turn out, and I think they would be impressed that over 200 years later, these documents are still revered and venerated. Read my new review on why you should take your kids to this important museum while visiting Washington, DC.
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!
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!