Booking It Through History: First Ladies – The Van Buren Women

This month's First Lady focus was a challenge. Martin Van Buren's wife, Hannah, died almost two decades before he became president. Once he was in office, he didn't have an official White House hostess until his son married a relative of Dolley Madison, Angelica Singleton. Read about both of the Van Buren women in my new post!

Kings Mountain National Military Park (South Carolina)

Today is the 240th anniversary of the Revolutionary War battle at Kings Mountain that Thomas Jefferson called, “The turn of the tide of success.” However, many people have not heard of the battle or why it was so pivotal for the American Revolution. Located on the boundary between North and South Carolina, Kings Mountain National Military Park is a great place to visit with your family to learn about its important role in the fight for American independence. Read my new review today!

Fort Sumter (Charleston)

Charleston any time of year is wonderful but Charleston in October is particularly lovely.  The weather is perfect - still warm but with less humidity.  If you’re planning a fall getaway to Charleston, you definitely need to add a trip to Fort Sumter to your itinerary! Read my new review to help plan your trip to the place where the Civil War began!

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is my favorite city in the world!  The historical sites to see are numerous, the food is wonderful, and it is near some of the best beaches on the east coast!  If you are planning a trip to Charleston, don’t miss out on some great opportunities to teach your child about US history … Continue reading Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC Museums

If you are planning a summer beach trip to the South Carolina beaches, Charleston, SC is a wonderful addition to your itinerary.  There are so many historical sites to see there, including two child-friendly museums, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and the Charleston Museum. Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon Any visitor to Charleston … Continue reading Charleston, SC Museums