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!

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)

Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia)

Independence National Historical Park 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