This post was updated May, 2017
Now that summer is almost here, most families are ready to forget about school and homework and head off on vacation. But wouldn’t it be cool to not only learn about George Washington in school, but to visit Mount Vernon where he lived and walk through his garden? Or step back to colonial times in historic Williamsburg and experience life as it was back in the 1700’s? Here are 5 fun ways to make history come alive on your next family vacation. Depending on where you live, these places would be fun for a long weekend or a 3 or 4 day mini vacation.
Looking at some old vacation pictures reminded me of our first family road trip about 9 years ago, when we drove from Boston, Massachusetts to Bar Harbor, Maine. Although it was a short driving trip through Maine, we stopped at the giant L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, ate lobster rolls in Wiscasset, and spent two days enjoying beautiful Boothbay Harbor. Bar Harbor was our final stop, with Acadia National Park being the main attraction. Here are some cool activities to put on your list next time you visit the Bar Harbor area.