Library of Virginia (Richmond)

Virginia is the birthplace of our nation, and its state library, the Library of Virginia, was created in 1823 as a repository for all of its original documents and manuscripts, dating back to Jamestown’s founding in 1607. Its online resources are vast, and with the current health crisis keeping our kids from attending school, this is the perfect time to explore the documents, artifacts, and manuscripts available. There is even a way for your kids to potentially get their volunteer hours through the Library’s Making History: Transcribe program. Read my new review today about visiting the Library, both in person and virtually!

Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Washington, DC)

If you are visiting Washington, DC, you will likely spend time in several of the Smithsonian museums, most centered around the National Mall.  One of the most interesting museums is the National Museum of American History.  This museum contains many priceless and meaningful artifacts from America’s past, and you can spend hours in its galleries.  March is Women’s History Month, and with the museum’s new exhibit on the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, this is the perfect month to visit. Read my new review today!

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, DC)

February is Black History Month so it is a perfect time to plan a visit to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.  This new museum, located on the National Mall, is an important must-see museum on any trip to DC.  While the historical story it tells is one of pain and loss, it is also a hopeful celebration of courage and perseverance.  Every American should plan a visit to see this amazing museum.  Read my new review today to plan your trip!

North Carolina Museum of History (Raleigh)

Winter is the perfect time to visit a state’s history museum for some educational and indoor fun! Most of these museums are located in the state’s capital and are low-cost or even free. In today's review, I encourage you to visit the North Carolina Museum of History, a good addition to any trip to the state capital of Raleigh. Read my new review today!

Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia)

The Historic Triangle in Virginia is one of the most important places in American history.  I have already reviewed two of the three sites in the Triangle (Yorktown and Jamestown) and today I am reviewing the last site in the triangle, Colonial Williamsburg.  There is enough to see and do in Colonial Williamsburg to justify spending several days there.  It is a great place to bring the whole family to learn about life in America during colonial times.  From seeing a fife and drum marching band to playing colonial games, your kids will have a fun time in the place “where history never gets old!”

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!