Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington
Aerial View of Fort McHenry

Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington

lLarning about the flag starts in Baltimore with a visit to Fort McHenry (walk among the canons and peer into barracks that look as they might have during the Battle of Baltimore). Then on to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. to see the actual flag in all its glory.

Continue Reading Learning all about the Star Spangled Banner in Baltimore and Washington
Letting the kids lead the way in Washington, D.C.
Paper airplane contest at National Air And Space Museum

Letting the kids lead the way in Washington, D.C.

On a rainy day, grab an umbrella and go to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. “Nobody’s there,” reports 11-year-old Sean, who is from suburban Virginia and was one of the local and visiting kids we interviewed for my new “Kid’s Guide to Washington, D.C.” While you are there, pick up a mini Washington Monument, “The best souvenir from Washington, D.C.!” offers William, 12, who lives in suburban Maryland.

Continue Reading Letting the kids lead the way in Washington, D.C.
Touring the museums in Washington with the ABC boys
Remember the Children exhibit at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC

Touring the museums in Washington with the ABC boys

One of the best things about Washington, DC is that so many museums are free. We aim to hit as many as we can.This time, instead of trying to see all that the Holocaust Museum or the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History has to offer, I tried to pinpoint certain exhibits I thought would most interest the boys from the Westport ABC House

Continue Reading Touring the museums in Washington with the ABC boys