If your kids are tired of historic homes or battlefields, check out the natural history in your state. We visited Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming on vacation and were fascinated with its fossils from a prehistoric lake. Read my new review of America's aquarium in stone!
The Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia is known as the birthplace of the student civil rights movement. This Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the student-led walkout, which ultimately helped integrate schools in America. Read my new review of the museum and plan your visit!
This week marks the 156th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Virginia is a great historical site to visit to learn more about the final days of the war. Read my new review today!
Sometimes historical ruins are the perfect places to absorb history while letting your kids run in nature. Read my new review of Historic Polegreen Church and learn more about this atmospheric place perfect for a springtime picnic.
One of the top must-see National Parks is Yosemite National Park in California. From its jaw-dropping waterfalls to its towering sequoias, this park has something for everyone. With its location just a few hours away from San Francisco, it’s an easy add-on during a Northern California vacation. And don’t miss the charming Mariposa Museum and History Center while you’re entering or leaving the park.
Did you know there is a 16th century English Tudor mansion in Richmond, Virginia even though the English colony of Jamestown wasn’t founded until the 17th century? Agecroft Hall and Gardens in Richmond’s West End is a beautiful example of preserving and protecting history and makes a fun outing for families to learn more about Tudor history. Plan your visit today!
Looking for a small town with lots of history and activities for spring break? Check out Farmville, Virginia!
February is Black History Month, and there are many historical sites you can visit (both in person and virtually) to learn more about Black history. Check out my new post today for a list of sites to see, and make plans to view with your children during this month!
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Find a way to learn about the Holocaust survivors in your own community. In Richmond, Virginia, we are lucky to have a fantastic and moving museum, the Virginia Holocaust Museum. Read my new review of it today.
With International Holocaust Remembrance Day coming up next week, this is a good time to learn about the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Located in Washington, DC, this museum provides an age-appropriate way for children to learn about the Holocaust and its long-lasting effects. Read my new review of the museum today! Image provided by US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photographer Timothy Hursley