Asheville (North Carolina)

Being a native North Carolinian, I have always loved the mountain town of Asheville.  It is quirky, hip, and funky while also being home to great restaurants, tons of outdoor activities, and the biggest private home in America!  There is a lot to do in Asheville almost any time of the year, from summer rafting … Continue reading Asheville (North Carolina)

Biltmore (Asheville)

https://www.biltmore.com Biltmore, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful place to take your children to help them understand the Gilded Age time period in American history.  The 250-room chateau was a marvel when George Vanderbilt built it between 1889-1895, and it is still the largest private residence in America today.  It is a historic … Continue reading Biltmore (Asheville)

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)

Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC)

https://www.fords.org Visiting Washington, DC for a family trip this summer?  While the museums on the National Mall get the most attention, don’t overlook an important site in American history.  Ford’s Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot, is a must-see museum and historical site! One pro tip - buy your tickets for Ford’s Theatre well … Continue reading Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC)

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a great place for historical site-seeing.  So many historical events have taken place there or are commemorated there.  From monuments to museums to historical homes, Washington, DC has something for everyone in the family.   General tips on a Washington, DC trip with kids: Transportation: DC is quite large and most of … Continue reading Washington, DC