Category: Virginia Travel

5 Hikes With Colorful Fall Foliage: From 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC

There’s nothing like the beauty of autumn in the MidAtlantic! Here are five hikes with some of the region’s best fall foliage. For more hiking ideas, order my new guidebook 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC on Amazon. Published by Menasha Press with co-author Rachel Cooper. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Maryland A less well…

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7 Ways to Teach Kids About the Civil War

“Southern states are filled with thousands of historical markers, tourist sites and other remembrances of the Confederacy that entirely omit the racism behind the Confederate project.” James Loewen in Lies Across America; What our Historic Sites get Wrong As controversy grows over whether statues and memorials honoring Confederate soldiers should remain in public parks, this is…

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Shenandoah Valley Adventures

Visit the Charming Towns of Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Valley has so many worthwhile towns to explore. Here are some of my favorite places around the region: Martinsburg, West Virginia Martinsburg is located in the panhandle of West Virginia about 90 minutes from DC. Don’t miss Main Street’s interesting collection of restaurants and local artisan studios. An important…

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The Fabulous American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

This Museum is Different The grand re-opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is here! It’s a fabulous museum that uses innovative exhibits and interactives to teach visitors the early history of the United States. One new addition to the museum is the Living History Experience. The museum features events leading up to the British surrender at Yorktown, along with the period…

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