The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA is a must-visit museum for Civil War enthusiasts. Its location near the Gettysburg battlefield makes it an easy day trip during a longer stay in Pennsylvania. Read my new review today!
My favorite president is President Abraham Lincoln. I was thrilled to visit his birthplace on our summer road trip. Read my new review of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Kentucky and plan your trip!
When driving through Lexington, KY, you can visit the childhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln. It's one of a handful of exclusively First Lady-related historical sites. Read my new review today!
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?
This week marks the 156th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Virginia is a great historical site to visit to learn more about the final days of the war. Read my new review today!
Sometimes historical ruins are the perfect places to absorb history while letting your kids run in nature. Read my new review of Historic Polegreen Church and learn more about this atmospheric place perfect for a springtime picnic.
Looking for a small town with lots of history and activities for spring break? Check out Farmville, Virginia!
After writing about the Virginia Capital Trail last week, I’ll be reviewing many of the stops along the trail in the coming months. Several battlefields and historic homes are along the route, including the home of our nation’s 10th President, John Tyler. In my quest to visit all of the Presidential and First Lady historic sites, I knew I had to see it in conjunction with the Capital Trail. His home, named Sherwood Forest, is a peaceful place for your family to take a break while on a bike trip. Read my new review today!
The small town of Gettysburg, near Pennsylvania’s border with Maryland, seems an unlikely spot for a battle of significance. However, in the summer of 1863, Union and Confederate forces clashed here, in what is called by some historians as the turning point of the Civil War. Whether you agree with that statement or not, there is no doubt of the battle’s effect on history. Now a National Military Park, Gettysburg’s location in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania makes it the perfect place to take a fall socially-distanced educational trip with your family.