Yorktown 1781 - where the world turned upside down. If you are a “Hamilton” fan, you will recognize that line from the musical but did you know that you can actually visit the place where the world turned upside down? The Yorktown Battlefield is a must-do while visiting the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown with your family. Read my latest post on the best way to visit Yorktown with children!
https://www.mountvernon.org I keep a list of travel goals and high on this list is the desire to visit every Presidential and First Lady home or site. Living in Virginia, several of these sites are very close by so I hope to cover many of them for The History Mom site. I think it is fun … Continue reading Mount Vernon (Virginia)
https://acwm.org In May, the new American Civil War Museum opened in Richmond, VA. This museum is the culmination of two Richmond Civil War institutions, the American Civil War Center and the Museum of the Confederacy, combining forces and creating a unique museum. Built in the ruins of the Tredegar Iron Works, where much of the … Continue reading American Civil War Museum (Richmond)
https://www.historicstjohnschurch.org “Give me liberty or give me death!” Those words are etched into our minds from 4th grade social studies but did you know that you can actually hear those words while sitting in the very spot where this powerful speech happened in 1775? If you are visiting Richmond during the summer, the reenactment … Continue reading Historic St. John’s Church (Richmond)
Virginia is the birthplace of our nation. From the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown to the home of many of our Founding Fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Virginia really is for history lovers. As a Virginia resident for almost 20 years, I can attest to the many historical sites, houses, and attractions … Continue reading Virginia
https://www.virginiahistory.org As a resident of central Virginia, on the third Wednesday of the month, I will be posting historical sites to see in this region, which is rich in history and contains everything from the earliest American history at Jamestown to Civil War battlefields. To begin this series, I have to start with the Richmond-based … Continue reading Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Richmond)