Fort Monroe | Jefferson Davis’ Final Years

Fort Monroe was the center of many important historical events during the U.S. Civil War. Being that it was so far south, yet controlled by the Union in the north, made it even more pivotal with things like enslaved “contraband”, the first battle of the ironclads, and later the imprisonment of Jefferson Davis. The CasemateContinue reading “Fort Monroe | Jefferson Davis’ Final Years”

400 Years of Fort Monroe History

We visited one of the oldest and largest forts in the United States. Multiple U.S. presidents have visited and it was an active US Army fort until 2011; now designated as a national historic site. plan your visit: https://www.nps.gov/fomr/ Intro: 0:00Visitor’s Center: 0:41Contrabands: 6:44Robert E. Lee: 7:17Point Comfort Lighthouse: 9:36First Africans Marker: 10:21Jefferson Davis MemorialContinue reading “400 Years of Fort Monroe History”

The Best Way to See Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg

We give you the tips and tricks for getting the most out of visiting Colonial Williamsburg at Christmas time. If you are a fan of coming here…this is a MUST DO! Intro: 0:00Williamsburg Christmas Market: 0:11Historical Character Plays: 2:38Ice Skating: 3:33Historic Decorations: 4:28Grand Illumination Proclamation: 6:51Williamsburg Inn at night: 8:05Palace Green holiday sights to see:Continue reading “The Best Way to See Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg”

Best Advice on How to visit Arlington National Cemetery

Living close to Arlington has allowed us to visit these hallowed grounds numerous times. We want to share the best advice we have for visiting Arlington National Cemetery…whether for the first time or the 5th. Arlington Tour Videos plan your visit: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ Intro: 0:00Parking: 0:15Visitor’s Center: 1:03The ANC App: 2:09The Tram: 2:57Finding veteran spouses: 4:18TombContinue reading “Best Advice on How to visit Arlington National Cemetery”

Tuskegee Airmen Buried in Arlington National Cemetery

We visit Arlington National Cemetery to honor the brave men who broke barriers and expectations as Tuskegee Airmen. There are 33 Tuskegee Airmen buried here and we visit 9 of them…with a 10th bonus visit to General Colin Powell. list of all 33 plan your visit: https://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil Intro: 0:00Overview: 0:42Why they wore leather jackets: 2:08SectionContinue reading “Tuskegee Airmen Buried in Arlington National Cemetery”

American Civil War Museum Virtual Tour – Richmond, Virginia

TLDR: This museum is FANTASTIC! You should go. We got to visit the American Civil War Museum in conjunction with the White House of the Confederacy and it made the perfect day trip with our family. This is an incredibly well done museum with interactive exhibits for kids. AWCM.org Learn something? 🎥 Donate a cupContinue reading “American Civil War Museum Virtual Tour – Richmond, Virginia”