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Exploring American History with Kids-Weekly Digest-7/3/15

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Exploring American History with Kids

Friday July 3, 2015

Waving the Stars and Stripes will be so much more meaningful for kids when they learn about American history. These spots are some of our favorites for exploring with kids and getting a taste of what makes our country so special! 


Great Spots to Discover American History

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Civil War Battlefields and Historic Sites in Maryland and DC

Arizona | Boston | Colorado | Georgia | Kansas City | Massachusetts | New England | New Jersey | North Carolina | Northern CA | Oregon & WA | Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Virginia
| Western Washington

…scroll down to find more American history near you!

Write a review on your favorite spot to enjoy American history with kids!

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Photo by Flickr/Beth Doege

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Road School: Civil War and American History in Prince William County, VA

California: Learn about History on CA’s Central Coast

California: History Education Field Trips: School-Age Kids in LA

California: North Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museums and Exhibits

California: Visiting Gold Country with Preschoolers

Massachusetts: Historical Sites in Greater Boston – Post Revolutionary War

Minnesota: Explore Native American Culture

Minnesota: Historical Society Sites – Educational Family Fun

New Mexico: Chuckwagon Suppers & Western Shows

Ohio: A Salute to Ohio Presidents

Virginia: History Lessons for Kids in Prince William County

Virginia: Family Fun and Historic in Williamsburg

Virginia: Kid-Friendly history & fun in Loudoun County

Washington D.C.: National Museum of American History

Washington D.C.: Road School: Civil War History Around the DC Area

Washington D. C.: Places to Become a Junior Ranger Near DC

Do you pair vacation AND education on your family trips? If not, let us show you how to craft an engaging educational trip for kids. Or check out our Road School Guides!

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Our favorite reviews for this week

  • Virginia: 

    Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

    Jo-Lynne Shane
    says, “We spent a few hours one Sunday morning in April visiting this scenic museum and the Glen Burnie House located on its property with our three kids, ages 9, 12 and 15. We enjoyed perusing the artwor…

  • California: 

    Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells Resort & Spa

    says, “The dry heat of the dessert might seem intimidating for some but you can find solace in the oasis that is Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa. Once we parked at the resort we were quickly met b…

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Road trip to Mammoth from SoCal“ – mcfam

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, California

General Sherman vs. General Grant?“ – MommasMosaic

I’m planning a large group trip to the area with multiple kids (most 6 and under), and we have three days in the park. I have a question after doing some basic research. For young kids, is it bette…

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