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I'm Terri and I love to travel with my kids. We have a goal of visiting all 50 states. Learn more...

Michigan – River Raisin National Battlefield Park

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I’ll admit it. I didn’t know much about the War of 1812. I’m not sure if my teachers didn’t cover it, or if I wasn’t paying attention, or if I knew it back then and have since forgotten it. So when we had the opportunity to visit River Raisin, the only National Battlefield Park from the War of 1812, I knew that it would be as educational for me as it was for my kids.

As you can see from the picture, the Visitor Center is not very large and looks more like a house. They do make good […]

Pennsylvania – Gettysburg National Military Park

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Gettysburg is a quiet town in south central Pennsylvania that likely wouldn’t be on anyone’s vacation itinerary except that it was the site of one of the most important battles of the Civil War, where 11,000 men lost their lives. It is now home to a National Military Park and Museum and should be part of your travel plans because your kids will learn about the history of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War much better than they could learn from any textbook. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the park has special […]