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

Charleston, SC Museums

If you are planning a summer beach trip to the South Carolina beaches, Charleston, SC is a wonderful addition to your itinerary.  There are so many historical sites to see there, including two child-friendly museums, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and the Charleston Museum. Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon http://www.oldexchange.org Any visitor to Charleston … Continue reading Charleston, SC Museums

Historic St. John’s Church (Richmond)

https://www.historicstjohnschurch.org “Give me liberty or give me death!”   Those words are etched into our minds from 4th grade social studies but did you know that you can actually hear those words while sitting in the very spot where this powerful speech happened in 1775?  If you are visiting Richmond during the summer, the reenactment … Continue reading Historic St. John’s Church (Richmond)

Valley Forge National Historical Park (Philadelphia)

https://www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm Today I am wrapping up my review of Philadelphia-area historical sites with Valley Forge, the site of the Continental Army’s winter camp. Located only 45 minutes northwest of Philadelphia, Valley Forge is an easy side trip from the city.  During the fall, it is worth the trip to Valley Forge just to see the … Continue reading Valley Forge National Historical Park (Philadelphia)

Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)

https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm While visiting Oahu, a visit to the important Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a must do.  Everyone should visit this site at least once to see where so many lost their lives for freedom.  Much like a visit to Normandy, this site is inspiring and heart-breaking at the same time.  Unlike Normandy, however, these … Continue reading Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)