Drive through Gettysburg Battlefield and learn a little history also

A drive-through Gettysburg Battlefield  is the best way to see the historic battlefield. We  have had Gettysburg on our bucket list since we left to travel full-time three years ago. It is Pennsylvania’s most visited destination. Gettysburg Battlefield We enjoyed our scenic self-guided driving tour through the 6000-acre battlefield. Being from the south we expected to see fortifications but instead, we saw open land with thousands and thousands of monuments. We learned more than we bargained Continue reading

Two Museum in New Market filled with history on the Civil War

New Market is full of history that shaped this country and the people within.  We visited New Market, Virginia where one would think not much happen in the past.  To our amazement, we watched a movie that told how many young brave soldiers lost their shoes and their lives.  New Market is dripping with history, of a battle between Union and Confederate soldiers in the Civil War.   New Market Battlefield and Virginia Museum of Continue reading

Step back in time at Old Fort Niagara and learn how three countries occupied this fort

We love taking Unschooling field trips to visit historic sites and  our favorite so far was the visit to Old Fort Niagara.  The paid entry fee gets a tour guide with 30 other guests, short movie and array of wonderful volunteers.  The volunteers were great at answer questions and teaching first hand what it was like to live during that era. I always say life experiences are often be the best teachers. Our tour began with a five minute movie that explained the Continue reading

Best place to learn the stories of Alabama and its history

Our goal when we visit a new city is to learn the stories of Alabama and its history. The Best place to learn these stories and its history of Alabama is the Alabama Department of Archives and History. The stories begin in the 1700s with native Indians and tell the story of struggles over the land, the rise of a cotton economy, the Civil War, industrialization, world wars, civil rights, and the race to the Continue reading

Day with Antique Cars, friends and coffee at Old Fort McAllister

We had the best day looking at antique cars with friends at Old Fort McAllister. The girls grandparents take tours all over the US with their antique car clubs.  This rally was part of a local antique car club, AACA or Antique Automobile Car Association, and were joined by several other antique clubs and enthusiast. Our day started by borrowing my 1959 Corvette, Black Beauty, and following my parents to the Richmond Hill Publix. Everyone Continue reading

Civil War History at Fort Pulaski

I love getting outside and exploring historical sites around town, and one of my favorite is learning about Civil War history at Fort Pulaski.  This fort was used during the 19th Century as a defense against overseas enemies. This fort didn’t see much fighting, and most days the men played baseball and hung out waiting for something to happen. I thought it would be fun this time to explore Cocksure Island, Parade grounds, trails, and what is Continue reading