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Take Your Kids on a tour of the White House

Nov 1, 2014
The White House Visitor Center reopens after $12.6 million revitalization. The center has been closed for two years and opened back up to the public on September 13.

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21st Century meets 18th in Colonial Williamsburg – huzzah!


Turncoat Benedict Arnold arrives to hector the residents of 18th Century Williamsburg
21st Century meets 18th Century—that’s the idea of Colonial Williamsburg. The audience was enthralled by the street theater Revolutionary City where costumed interpreters play out different aspects of the politics surrounding the American Revolution. more
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Jamestown Settlement: the place to start your Historic Triangle history tour


Kids learning Native American culture at Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Settlement is the place to start a visit to the Historic Triangle—and to teach a lesson in tolerance in the process as you learn the trials and tribulations of the settlers and the Powahatans learning to coexist. more
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History and fun for families in Virginia’s Historic Triangle


Kids scraping deer hide at Jamestown Settlement
Williamsburg has plenty to offer families—from Busch Gardens, famous for its coasters and Water Country USA, to plenty of American history. This is the heart of the Historic Triangle, of course, home to Colonial Williamsburg more
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Disney Simplifies Generational Family Travel


Hoop De Doo Review
Taking the Kids Correspondent Susan Finch navigates the many parts of Disney World with her daughter, utilizing time saving Disney technology more
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Disney Gets High Tech with a Personal Touch


Walt Disney World Resort guests use MagicBands
Taking the Kids Correspondent Susan Finch discovers the new high-tech services provided at Disney World take some of the stress out of travel and line management more
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Walking in the Cotswolds – so much for families to see and do


Broadway Tower seen from the Cotswolds Way
There are literally thousands of footpaths that crisscross the Cotswolds in Great Britain. We found so much for families to see on do on just a few of them. more
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In the Cotswolds, like walking onto the set of Downton Abbey


Sculpture at Ellenborough Park
I feel like I’ve walked onto the Downton Abbey set. Actually, we’re at Ellenborough Park in the Cotswolds in Great Britain that dates back to the early 16th Century. more
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Learning a lot more than English History at Sudeley Castle in Cotswolds


King Henry VIII and his six wives inside Sudeley Castle
We learn some English history at a bonafide castle that was home to kings, queens and now a 21st Century family headed by an American—Sudeley Castle is in Britain’s famous Cotswolds more
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Sherlock Holmes: major exhibit to open at Museum of London


He’s one of the most famous residents of London and a brilliant detective known all over the world -- so famous he now has a museum exhibit devoted entirely to him.
He’s one of the most famous residents of London and a brilliant detective known all over the world -- so famous he now has a museum exhibit devoted entirely to him. more
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London’s food scene takes it to a new level at Camden Lock


Entrance to Camden Lock
The Global Food Kitchen at Camden Lock Market in London is famous not only for good eats but for its shops and stalls—more than 200. No wonder it attracts 6 million visitors a year and is the hub of the growing street food movement here. more
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