Poe Museum (Richmond)

Since Halloween is tomorrow, I thought it would be fun to review a spooky historical destination that is kid-friendly and won’t scare little ones.  The Poe Museum, located in Richmond, is a great place to take your kids to learn more about one of America’s best-known writers and to see the oldest house in Richmond. It's a great way to add a little history lesson into a Halloween treat!

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)

Historic St. John’s Church (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 Museum of History and Culture (Richmond)

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)