Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

When you think of top historical destinations, you don’t typically think of America’s National Parks.  However, the parks are wonderful places to combine history education with outdoor activities.  They make perfect vacation destinations with kids and are a nostalgic road trip back in time! Read my new review today of the oldest and most historical of these parks, Yellowstone National Park.

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!

Fort Sumter (Charleston)

Charleston any time of year is wonderful but Charleston in October is particularly lovely.  The weather is perfect - still warm but with less humidity.  If you’re planning a fall getaway to Charleston, you definitely need to add a trip to Fort Sumter to your itinerary! Read my new review to help plan your trip to the place where the Civil War began!

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!