Discover what you missed in history class at this iconic museum on the National Mall.
budget-friendly day trip
Ride the Pride of the Susquehanna
Take a ride below Harrisburg’s iconic arched bridges on the historic Susquehanna River.
Arlington House: The Mysterious House on the Hill
Often overshadowed by the national cemetery surrounding it, Arlington House is a worthy daytrip destination in its own right.
Honoring Our Nation’s Dead at Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery is a memorial to service and sacrifice.
Explore Flora at the US Botanic Garden
Delight all your senses at this garden oasis on the National Mall!
Seeking Harriet Tubman in Fort Hill Cemetery
We went to Fort Hill Cemetery to pay our respects — and get the closest we’ll ever get — to freedom fighter and American hero Harriet Tubman. We’d visited her home, which is under restoration and renovation, earlier that day. And the day before, we’d toured William Seward’s house, her friend and former U.S. Secretary […]
Hiking Gifford Pinchot State Park
This park’s hike’s offer scenic water views and lovely treks through the woodlands.
Visit the Real Uncle Sam at Oakwood Cemetery
Explore Oakwood Cemetery’s beautiful grounds and hike its trails, leading around several ponds. It’s likely you’ll encounter Uncle Sam’s grave!
Antietam National Battlefield: A Leadership Perspective
Understanding the generals’ leadership styles help us understand the outcome of the battle.
Tracing a Conspiracy at the John Brown House
This middle-class home served as a boarding house run by a widow and a base of operations for a conspiracy to overthrow the United States!