Jamestown (Virginia)

Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the New World, established in 1607.  This site is now part of the Historic Triangle in Virginia, along with Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg.  Jamestown is a great place to take your family to learn about life in pre-colonial times, when survival in the New World was not at all secure.  Read my new review today!

Monticello (Virginia)

My next addition to our list of Presidential and First lady sites is Monticello, home to our third President, Thomas Jefferson.  This beautiful historic home and estate sits dramatically on a hilltop near Charlottesville, VA and is the only Presidential site to be named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Monticello is still preserved as it was when Jefferson lived there.  The tour encompasses the house, the dependencies, and the vast gardens.  It is definitely a must-see when in Virginia! Read my new post about planning your visit to Monticello!

Yorktown (Virginia)

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!

American Civil War Museum (Richmond)

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)