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
If you are planning a summer beach trip to the South Carolina beaches, Charleston, SC is a wonderful addition to your itinerary. There are so many historical sites to see there, including two child-friendly museums, the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon and the Charleston Museum. Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon http://www.oldexchange.org Any visitor to Charleston … Continue reading Charleston, SC Museums
https://www.historicstjohnschurch.org “Give me liberty or give me death!” Those words are etched into our minds from 4th grade social studies but did you know that you can actually hear those words while sitting in the very spot where this powerful speech happened in 1775? If you are visiting Richmond during the summer, the reenactment … Continue reading Historic St. John’s Church (Richmond)
https://www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm Today I am wrapping up my review of Philadelphia-area historical sites with Valley Forge, the site of the Continental Army’s winter camp. Located only 45 minutes northwest of Philadelphia, Valley Forge is an easy side trip from the city. During the fall, it is worth the trip to Valley Forge just to see the … Continue reading Valley Forge National Historical Park (Philadelphia)
https://www.amrevmuseum.org While in Philadelphia, you cannot miss the Museum of the American Revolution. It is located just blocks away from the Independence National Historical Park area and is a must-see for children and adults. Tickets are date and time specific so I recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time for the museum. This is especially needed … Continue reading Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia)