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)

Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia)

https://www.amrevmuseum.org 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)

Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia)

Independence National Historical Park https://www.nps.gov/inde/index.htm Every American should plan a visit to Philadelphia to see where the foundation of our country was formed.  Something about walking into the same space where the debates and arguments about what this new country of the United States of America could be is so inspiring.  You can still sense … Continue reading Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a dream for history lovers.  This is the birthplace of America and around every corner in the historical section, you come across a building or location of historical significance.  No wonder this area is called the “most historic square mile in America.” General tips on a Philadelphia trip with kids: There is a … Continue reading Philadelphia