The next installment in our series of Presidential and First Lady sites is James Monroe’s Highland, located just a few miles from Jefferson’s Monticello. The actual home of President and Mrs. Monroe is no longer standing but read my new review as to why this still remains a must-see Presidential site!
Have you visited Montpelier, the home of America's 4th President? This Presidential site is a must-see with your family in central Viriginia. Read my new review today!
Headed to North Carolina for college visits or a soccer tournament? Be sure to add in a visit to the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro where you can learn about one of the most important battles in the America Revolution’s Southern campaign. See my new post for details on how to make this visit family-friendly!
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!
Yorktown 1781 - where the world turned upside down. If you are a “Hamilton” fan, you will recognize that line from the musical but did you know that you can actually visit the place where the world turned upside down? The Yorktown Battlefield is a must-do while visiting the Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown with your family. Read my latest post on the best way to visit Yorktown with children!
https://www.mountvernon.org I keep a list of travel goals and high on this list is the desire to visit every Presidential and First Lady home or site. Living in Virginia, several of these sites are very close by so I hope to cover many of them for The History Mom site. I think it is fun … Continue reading Mount Vernon (Virginia)
Charleston, SC is my favorite city in the world! The historical sites to see are numerous, the food is wonderful, and it is near some of the best beaches on the east coast! If you are planning a trip to Charleston, don’t miss out on some great opportunities to teach your child about US history … Continue reading Charleston, SC