Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello
Griffin Discovery Room at Monticello

Families get acquainted with Thomas Jefferson at historic Monticello

It is only fitting that the home of our third president and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement.

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Using interpretation and technology to revive the 18th Century in Williamsburg VA
A tinsmith explains his craft in Colonial Williamsburg

Using interpretation and technology to revive the 18th Century in Williamsburg VA

The idea in the Historic Triangle — home not only to this recreated 18th-century city but also to the living-history museums Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center, is to use interactive activities, 21st-century technology and costumed interpreters

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After the wedding, time to explore the Charlottesville VA area
Saturday farmers market in Charlottesville

After the wedding, time to explore the Charlottesville VA area

Correspondent Melissa Miller had time to spend touring the Charlottesville VA area after a spectacular wedding this month. Here is her report.

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Monticello is super kid-friendly, just like Thomas Jefferson was
Guide Aurelia Crawford leads a family tour of Monticello

Monticello is super kid-friendly, just like Thomas Jefferson was

It is only fitting that the home of our third President and the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence is so kid friendly. Jefferson was very fond of his 12 grandchildren, many of whom lived here with him after his retirement

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What the kids say about 18th Century Williamsburg VA
Kids playing with hoops in Colonian Williamsburg

What the kids say about 18th Century Williamsburg VA

What’s it like to see 18th Century history unfold in the street of Colonial Williamsburg, VA? We asked some of the “junior interpreters” what they thought.

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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 in Colonial Williamsburg – huzzah!

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.

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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: the place to start your Historic Triangle history tour

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.

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History and fun for families in Virginia’s Historic Triangle
Kids scraping deer hide at Jamestown Settlement

History and fun for families in Virginia’s Historic Triangle

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

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Families learn more than just Civil War history in Richmond VA
Covered boat from River District Canal Cruises in Richmond VA

Families learn more than just Civil War history in Richmond VA

On Richmond’s Emancipation and Civil War Day held the first weekend of April, I joined hundreds of visitors to take advantage of the open doors of the historical sites and honor the important event in American history.

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