Monticello (Virginia)

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!

Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC)

https://www.fords.org Visiting Washington, DC for a family trip this summer?  While the museums on the National Mall get the most attention, don’t overlook an important site in American history.  Ford’s Theatre, where President Abraham Lincoln was shot, is a must-see museum and historical site! One pro tip - buy your tickets for Ford’s Theatre well … Continue reading Ford’s Theatre (Washington, DC)

Washington, DC

Washington, DC is a great place for historical sight-seeing.  So many historical events have taken place there or are commemorated there.  From monuments to museums to historical homes, Washington, DC has something for everyone in the family.   General tips on a Washington, DC trip with kids: Transportation: DC is quite large and most of … Continue reading Washington, DC

Virginia

Virginia is the birthplace of our nation.  From the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown to the home of many of our Founding Fathers, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Virginia really is for history lovers. As a Virginia resident for almost 20 years, I can attest to the many historical sites, houses, and attractions … Continue reading Virginia