While in Nashville, I had to visit Andrew Jackson's Hermitage to check another presidential site off my list. Read my new review about this historic site that is one of the oldest and best preserved presidential homes in the nation.
Learn about the most powerful woman in mid-19th century America in my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month. Sarah Polk was a woman ahead of her times and a true political partner to her husband, establishing a path for modern First Ladies.
While in Nashville, take a trip one hour south to visit one of the most well-preserved presidential sites, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. The 11th president is often forgotten but was fascinating!
For my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month, I learned more about the sad life of Rachel Jackson. The wife of President Andrew Jackson, she died just weeks before his inauguration. Read my new post to learn more about her adventurous and heartbreaking life.
If your travels take you through a state capital, be sure to check out the state's history museum. In Tennessee, the new Tennessee State Museum is one of the best I've visited!
If you live in the mid-Atlantic region, you may not realize that you are probably within a few miles of a historic Civil War battleground or site. With hundreds of battles fought in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and Tennessee, almost every county or city has a Civil War historical site. As we are all doing more staycations thanks to the travel restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic, this might be a perfect time to check out these historical sites in your own backyard!
One way to learn more about the history of the Civil Rights struggle in America is to visit the moving National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. The museum is built beside the preserved Lorraine Motel, which was where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his last night. The museum is an important and must-see site for families, especially with the current challenges facing our country. Read my new review today!