If your travels take you through a state capital, be sure to check out the state's history museum. In Tennessee, the new Tennessee State Museum is one of the best I've visited!
As we begin the 2021 holiday season, now is a perfect time to visit historic homes to see holiday decor and hear stories of how those from history celebrated the season. One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is Historic Westover, one of the most beautiful 18th century homes in Virginia. Located along the James River, visiting its grounds and taking a tour of the home is a wonderful way to learn more about the earliest history of our country with your family.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. A meaningful way to celebrate our brave men and women of the US Army is to visit the National Museum of the United States Army near Washington, DC. It’s one of the most interactive and immersive museum experiences for kids and adults. Plan your trip today!
While in Los Angeles with kids, don't just see the fictional creatures at Universal or Disney. Visit the La Brea Tar Pits to learn about the historical creatures who once lived there. Tar still oozes from the ground, mere steps from the concrete jungle of LA. Your kids (and you!) will be fascinated by it!
As part of my quest to see every Presidential and First Lady historic site, I visited one of the few sites countrywide dedicated solely to a First Lady, the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum. Located in the picturesque town of Wytheville, Virginia, it’s a great place to learn more about this trailblazing First Lady.
Learn about a trailblazing figure in Richmond, Virginia in today's review of the Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site. Her life is inspiring to all!
Take a beautiful fall trip to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, a perfect retreat for historical fun! There's so much to see, from a Presidential home to sites from the Underground Railroad.
I love visiting presidential sites and always look for them on my travels. On a summer trip through Pennsylvania, we took some time to visit James Buchanan's Wheatland.
Richmond, Virginia has its own Downton Abbey-like mansion set in a family-friendly park. Maymont is a wonderful place to learn about history while enjoying the outdoors. Read my new review today to plan your visit to this historical site/zoo/aquarium/park!
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an event which left every American changed. It’s important to share our personal story of that day with our children to help deepen their understanding of the events. Read my new post for recommendations and resources for broaching this difficult subject with your child.