A Visit To Valley Forge

A Visit To Valley Forge

One of the best preserved sites from the American Revolution is located practically in my backyard at Valley Forge. Much like the Gettysburg battlefield, which is my stomping grounds, the Valley Forge National Historic Park comprises 3,500 acres of picturesque,...
El Rancho: The Charm of Yesteryear

El Rancho: The Charm of Yesteryear

Sleep Where The Stars Slept in this iconic Southwestern hotel Spending a night at the historic El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, N.M., is almost like staying at a museum—but a bit grander and a lot more comfortable. Some of the greatest film stars of the mid-20th century...
Mount Vernon: A National Treasure

Mount Vernon: A National Treasure

They call it a “privately-owned treasure” and no truer words were ever spoken. A trip to Mount Vernon is like taking a step back in time AND a step into the classroom. Whether you’re interested in history, agriculture, old homes, Colonial living, gardens or Virginia...
Magnificent ‘Nottoway’ Plantation

Magnificent ‘Nottoway’ Plantation

Imagine a majestic plantation home that sits about 200 feet behind a Mississippi River levee, and is surrounded by mature live oaks, magnolias and pecan trees. Your imagination probably can’t compare to the impressive and spectacular Nottoway Plantation that is...
John Hunt Morgan’s Last Night

John Hunt Morgan’s Last Night

If The Walls Could Talk The stately Dickson-Williams Mansion in Greeneville, TN, is an enduring monument to the past that has stood as a silent witness to history for more than two centuries. Towering double chimneys bookmark the Federal-style architecture of this...
A Visit to Historic Long Branch

A Visit to Historic Long Branch

There’s no better way to see history than on horseback, and I had just that opportunity on Sunday, thanks to a ride sponsored by the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area. Despite the heat and the loudness of the 17-year-brood of cicadas, it was a great day for seeing the...