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.
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!
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)
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 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 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