Learn more about the two women who served as John Tyler's First Lady. From the first First Lady to die in the White House to one of the most influential First Ladies of the 19th century, Letitia and Julia Tyler are fascinating to study!
I love visiting presidential and first lady historical sites. I checked off the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on my last trip through the cute mountain town of Staunton, Virginia.
While a footnote of history as the shortest serving first lady, Anna Harrison had an adventurous life. Read my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post about her life and legacy.
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.
Do you have a house museum in your area? They usually have great family-friendly events in the summer. In Richmond, we love the concerts at Wilton House. Read more about this 18th century house that is a great place to learn about over 250 years of history.
Learn more about the elegant yet reserved Elizabeth Kortright Monroe in my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post!
Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia is the final resting spot for two US Presidents. Read my new review to plan a visit to this picturesque spot along the James River.
In this month's Booking It Through History: First Ladies post, I am detailing the life of the vivacious First Lady, Dolley Madison. Read all about her contributions to the role of First Lady that are still precedents today.
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.
Visit the James Monroe Museum to see amazing artifacts from our fifth president and his extraordinary life! Located in the quaint town of Fredericksburg, VA, it makes a great stop on the way to Washington, DC.