A must-do road trip for every family is Virginia. From the earliest English settlers to recent Civil Rights events, Virginia truly is for history lovers!
Here's my list of favorite Civil War books for children and teens. What book would you add to the list?
The Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia is known as the birthplace of the student civil rights movement. This Friday marks the 70th anniversary of the student-led walkout, which ultimately helped integrate schools in America. Read my new review of the museum and plan your visit!
Looking for a small town with lots of history and activities for spring break? Check out Farmville, Virginia!
February is Black History Month, and there are many historical sites you can visit (both in person and virtually) to learn more about Black history. Check out my new post today for a list of sites to see, and make plans to view with your children during this month!
Next week marks the national holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. An important historical site to visit with your family is the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Read my new post today to learn more about this important historical site.
The Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina is a unique museum that looks at the growth of the piedmont region after the Civil War. From farming to textiles to banking, this museum highlights the explosive growth and the racial and economic challenges that have faced the Queen City in recent history. If you're planning a visit to Charlotte, put this museum on your must-see list!
The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have prevented me from traveling to any new Presidential sites this month. However, several of my previously reviewed Presidential sites in Virginia have reopened their extensive hiking trails and gardens. With many parents looking for a place to let their children play in the outdoors, these sites make a perfect place to visit during the pandemic!
Read my new review today to plan a safe and fun visit.
One way to learn more about the history of the Civil Rights struggle in America is to visit the moving National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. The museum is built beside the preserved Lorraine Motel, which was where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spent his last night. The museum is an important and must-see site for families, especially with the current challenges facing our country. Read my new review today!
Fort Monroe in Hampton Roads, VA is a place with a storied history that dates back to the beginning of America. It was on these grounds that the first enslaved African-Americans came to the English colonies in 1619. This site was also known as “Freedom’s Fortress” during the Civil War, as thousands of contraband slaves who made it to its walls were given their freedom by Union Gen. Benjamin Butler. 155 years ago this month, it served as the prison for the former Confederate President, Jefferson Davis. The fort continued to be used by the military for another 140 years before being decommissioned in 2011. Today, the fort’s lovely grounds and buildings are open to visitors, including the Casemate Museum where Davis’ jail cell was located. It makes for a fun day trip, even in the midst of the pandemic closures. Read my new review today!