Winter is the perfect time to visit a state’s history museum for some educational and indoor fun! Most of these museums are located in the state’s capital and are low-cost or even free. In today's review, I encourage you to visit the North Carolina Museum of History, a good addition to any trip to the state capital of Raleigh. Read my new review today!
https://www.nps.gov/valr/index.htm While visiting Oahu, a visit to the important Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a must do. Everyone should visit this site at least once to see where so many lost their lives for freedom. Much like a visit to Normandy, this site is inspiring and heart-breaking at the same time. Unlike Normandy, however, these … Continue reading Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)
If you are planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands, you may be surprised that the islands are not all beaches and water activities. There are several museums and centers that do a great job explaining the native Hawaiian culture and history. Hawaii is also home to one of the most revered sites of America's … Continue reading Hawaii
https://www.virginiahistory.org As a resident of central Virginia, on the third Wednesday of the month, I will be posting historical sites to see in this region, which is rich in history and contains everything from the earliest American history at Jamestown to Civil War battlefields. To begin this series, I have to start with the Richmond-based … Continue reading Virginia Museum of History and Culture (Richmond)
The World War II sites in Normandy are on many Americans’ bucket lists and rightly so. Seeing the D-Day beaches and the sites of some of the fiercest World War II battles made famous by books and movies is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. We made this experience a day trip from … Continue reading Normandy (France)
http://www.musee-armee.fr/en/english-version.html This museum is a huge repository of all things military. The galleries of most interest to children are the World War I and World War II galleries so after gaining entry, go up the staircase just across from the gift shop to go directly to these rooms. The museum does a good job … Continue reading Musée de l’Armée Invalides (Paris)
In the summer of 2018, we took our boys on an adventure in Europe. 4 countries in 10 days! What were we thinking?!? Actually it was a great trip and the efficiency of the European train system made it much easier. We started in Paris, had a side trip to Normandy, and then it was … Continue reading Amsterdam