Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

During our last museum experience, my kids waited for their big sister outside the bathroom only to jump out and loudly yell BOO! She screamed. They laughed. In the art museum. Just kids being kids and enjoying the museum and each other… but… I don’t think the docents see it as appropriate behavior. And definitely … Continue reading Take the Kids to the Museum (and How Adults Mess It Up)

A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation

Just thirty minutes outside of Charleston, is the longest continually working plantation in the country. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is a lovely place to experience real southern history through tours of the house, the farm, the slave quarters, and a presentation on Gullah culture. This is an excellent day trip to learn so much history in a beautiful setting. With this educational guide, you will be better prepared to spend your day and to continue your family learning at home. Just go!

Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a place for animal encounters like you’ve never seen anywhere else. While starting as only one man's plan to have animals, it has grown into the third largest collection of animals in Kansas. This family owned park is just the place to spark the same excitement in your family. They need … Continue reading Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas

Exploring Archeology with a Family Trip to Historic Jamestowne

Historic Jamestown is a National Park site and includes the current and past archeological digs at the site. Started in 1994, archeological digs have been undertaken to discover the original site of the fort along the James River. This site is different than the reconstructed fort you will find at Jamestown Settlement (see post). Where: … Continue reading Exploring Archeology with a Family Trip to Historic Jamestowne

A Family Visit to the Jamestown Settlement: The Beginner’s Guide

WHERE: THE HISTORIC TRIANGLE IN VIRGINIA, CLOSE TO Williamsburg and historic Jamestowne MOM SCORE: 5/5KID SCORE: 5/5  The Jamestown area can be confusing - we've been and I still have to look up which is which. There are two Jamestowns to explore which are only five minutes ways from each other. Jamestown Settlement is a … Continue reading A Family Visit to the Jamestown Settlement: The Beginner’s Guide

Williamsburg with Kids: The Beginner’s Guide

Colonial Williamsburg (CW), the “world’s largest outdoor museum”, is located in the city of Williamsburg, Virginia. While Williamsburg itself is a small town, Colonial Williamsburg refers to the restored colonial town which is staffed with historical reenactors and tradespeople. During our family visit in the fall of 2020, I felt unprepared and didn’t really know what to expect despite searching several times online for visitor information. I hope you don't feel the same way after all the first-hand information and learn how to continue the learning at home with my recommended book lists.