Learn about the most powerful woman in mid-19th century America in my Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus this month. Sarah Polk was a woman ahead of her times and a true political partner to her husband, establishing a path for modern First Ladies.
While in Nashville, take a trip one hour south to visit one of the most well-preserved presidential sites, the President James K. Polk Home and Museum. The 11th president is often forgotten but was fascinating!
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC combines art and history into a masterpiece of American culture. It's a great place to visit with older kids to see the people they're learning about in history class.
Learn more about the two women who served as John Tyler's First Lady. From the first First Lady to die in the White House to one of the most influential First Ladies of the 19th century, Letitia and Julia Tyler are fascinating to study!
I love visiting presidential and first lady historical sites. I checked off the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum on my last trip through the cute mountain town of Staunton, Virginia.
While a footnote of history as the shortest serving first lady, Anna Harrison had an adventurous life. Read my new Booking It Through History: First Ladies post about her life and legacy.
While visiting the bustling metropolis of New York City, you can also visit the birthplace home of President Theodore Roosevelt. It's an easy add-on to any trip to the city!
This month's First Lady focus was a challenge. Martin Van Buren's wife, Hannah, died almost two decades before he became president. Once he was in office, he didn't have an official White House hostess until his son married a relative of Dolley Madison, Angelica Singleton. Read about both of the Van Buren women in my new post!
My Booking It Through History: First Ladies focus for June was Louisa Catherine Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams. Learn more about this British born first lady who was the toast of Europe in my new post!
The U.S. Capitol is a must-see while in Washington, DC. Its new visitor center and museum makes it easy to take your family to the center of American democracy.