Today we really dug into history! Everywhere you turn up here there is some historical site. And we started in Yorktown, Virginia – site of the end of the Revolutionary War.
The Yorktown Victory Center had a Colonial working farm and Continental Army encampment – all with docents that explain what life was like to live in that era. We learned how they cooked everything around a fire, played with toys from that time period, and held a 12 pound musket – harder than you think. We also marched in a Continental Army regiment, learned how canons were shot (much more complex than you think), and signed up for the militia.
I love living history museums. You learn so much more to see it all in person – we like getting to talk to historians and ask questions – it seems to resonate so much more with my kids.
Right down the road was the Yorktown Battlefield – a national monument – and the site of the Yorktown siege and the surrender of Earl Cornwallis to George Washington that ended the Revolutionary War.
As Jack said so well today – “This history is so cool mom.” Yep, it sure is bud.
We checked into the Doubletree Hilton in Williamsburg, our home for the next 3 days. And just in time to watch the game – did you see that incredible win by the US Ladies?? AWESOME!
And this momma had to do laundry tonight, which made me grumpy, so I may have gotten a little honest in our vlog tonight. However, I do realize that this trip is absolutely worth all the tiny hassles like laundry. We have had some amazing experiences…and we are only one week in.