Booking It Through History: First Ladies – Dolley Madison

In this month's Booking It Through History: First Ladies post, I am detailing the life of the vivacious First Lady, Dolley Madison. Read all about her contributions to the role of First Lady that are still precedents today.

Booking It Through History: First Ladies – The Jefferson Ladies

Thomas Jefferson, our third president, was a widower so his daughter filled in as acting First Lady during his presidency. Learn more about her and her mother - both named Martha! - in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post.

Booking It Through History: First Ladies – Martha Washington

It's the first month of my Booking It Through History: First Ladies project, and I'm doing a deep dive into Martha Washington. The original First Lady, Martha set the precedent for all of the first ladies to come. Read about her life, legacy, and how to walk in her footsteps in my blog post!

Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania)

The small town of Gettysburg, near Pennsylvania’s border with Maryland, seems an unlikely spot for a battle of significance. However, in the summer of 1863, Union and Confederate forces clashed here, in what is called by some historians as the turning point of the Civil War. Whether you agree with that statement or not, there is no doubt of the battle’s effect on history. Now a National Military Park, Gettysburg’s location in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania makes it the perfect place to take a fall socially-distanced educational trip with your family.

Hamilton sites (United States/Caribbean)

With the resurgence of interest in Alexander Hamilton, thanks to the popular Hamilton the Musical’s recent release on Disney+, many families would like to plan trips to take their little Hamilfan to Hamilton-related sites. My new post is a comprehensive list of Hamilton sites in several states and the Caribbean. Read it and plan your in person or virtual visit today!

Valley Forge National Historical Park (Philadelphia) 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)

Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia) While in Philadelphia, you cannot miss the Museum of the American Revolution.  It is located just blocks away from the Independence National Historical Park area and is a must-see for children and adults. Tickets are date and time specific so I recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time for the museum.  This is especially needed … Continue reading Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia)