Learn about the most powerful woman in mid-19th century America in my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month. Sarah Polk was a woman ahead of her times and a true political partner to her husband, establishing a path for modern First Ladies.
While in Nashville, take a trip one hour south to visit one of the most well-preserved presidential sites, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. The 11th president is often forgotten but was fascinating!
This month marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio. See one of the rare copies and more at the British Library!
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC combines art and history into a masterpiece of American culture. It's a great place to visit with older kids to see the people they're learning about in history class.
Learn more about the two women who served as John Tyler's First Lady. From the first First Lady to die in the White House to one of the most influential First Ladies of the 19th century, Letitia and Julia Tyler are fascinating to study!
I love visiting presidential and first lady historical sites. I checked off the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on my last trip through the cute mountain town of Staunton, Virginia.
While in Barcelona, the Sagrada Família cathedral is a must-see. Along with Park Güell, it's the best representation of the city's unique architecture designed by native son, Antoni Gaudí.
While a footnote of history as the shortest serving first lady, Anna Harrison had an adventurous life. Read my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post about her life and legacy.
While visiting the bustling metropolis of New York City, you can also visit the birthplace home of President Theodore Roosevelt. It's an easy add-on to any trip to the city!
The massive 16th century El Escorial serves as the final resting place of Spain's royalty and also is a palace, school, and monastery. Located outside Madrid, it's a great day trip from the capital city.