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!
This week marks the 160th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Fredericksburg. Learn more about the battle and the quaint town of Fredericksburg in my review!
Did you know there are two English manor homes from the 16th century in Richmond, Virginia? Read my new review to learn how to visit these atmospheric and historic homes.
Headed to the beach for your summer vacation? Be on the lookout for historical sites nearby. Check out my new list of my favorite beachside history!
March is Women's History Month, and one of the best museums about women's history is the Lucy Burns Museum in Virginia. Plan a trip today to honor these suffragists who sacrificed so much for us!
Want to learn more about President James Madison and his famous wife, Dolley? Visit the James Madison Museum in Orange, Virginia!
Air and space museums are great places to learn history in a fun way. At the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum - Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport, your kids can see historic aircraft and a space shuttle in a massive hangar. They'll love it!
As we begin the 2021 holiday season, now is a perfect time to visit historic homes to see holiday decor and hear stories of how those from history celebrated the season. One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is Historic Westover, one of the most beautiful 18th century homes in Virginia. Located along the James River, visiting its grounds and taking a tour of the home is a wonderful way to learn more about the earliest history of our country with your family.
Tomorrow is Veterans Day. A meaningful way to celebrate our brave men and women of the US Army is to visit the National Museum of the United States Army near Washington, DC. It’s one of the most interactive and immersive museum experiences for kids and adults. Plan your trip today!
As part of my quest to see every Presidential and First Lady historic site, I visited one of the few sites countrywide dedicated solely to a First Lady, the Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum. Located in the picturesque town of Wytheville, Virginia, it’s a great place to learn more about this trailblazing First Lady.