Category Archives: History

CT: Welcome Spring at New Haven’s Cherry Blossom Festival

New Haven, CT Exit 47: The 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring commemorating the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973.  Hanami (cherry blossom) viewing, has been a Japanese custom since the 7th … Continue reading

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NC: Visit the Home of the “Father of the Army Airborne”

Dunn, NC Exit 73: General William C. Lee Airborne Museum – This house was the home of the “Father of the Army Airborne”, so the museum charts his personal life as well as the growth of Army 101st and 82nd … Continue reading

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FL: Celebrate Easter in Style at The Flagler Museum’s Egg Hunt

Palm Beach, FL Exit 70: Imagine an Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of the glorious Flagler Museum…The Gilded Age estate was a 75-room winter retreat built in 1902 as a wedding present for Henry Flagler’s wife Mary Lily Kenan … Continue reading

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DE: Become a Junior Paleontologist in a Dinosaur Maze

Wilmington, DE Exit 3 (Rt. 322 West) to  Rt. 52: Dinosaur Revolution is a traveling exhibition staged  at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. This is a creative learning experience within a maze setting. The interactive maze is mentally and … Continue reading

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VA: A History Lesson Given in a Cemetery – Manassas City Cemetery Tour

Manassas, VA Exit 158: What better place to learn a piece of Manassas history than with a Cemetery Tour. Learn about “Important Citizens who Influenced Prince William County History”. The Manassas City Cemetery tour is a biographical tour of our predecessors … Continue reading

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NC: A Blast From the Past – Learn About Life on a 1900’s Tobacco Farm

Kenly, NC Exit 107:  Come visit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and step back in time to a turn-of-the-century homestead, including a restored house and detached kitchen, smokehouse, schoolhouse, log tobacco barn, and even an outhouse, all of which have … Continue reading

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GA: Buffalo Steaks Grilled to Perfection at Clay’s Sapelo Station

Eulonia, GA Exit 58 to Hwy 17: If you are looking for fresh local seafood near Coastal Georgia, head to Clay’s Sapelo Station, where the locals eat. Though this place is small in size they say its big in service and … Continue reading

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FL: The Daytona 500 Returns for its 59th Edition in Spectacular Form

Daytona Beach, FL Exit 261: Hold on to you hats racing fans, February is the return of Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway. This nine-day motorsports adventure offers devoted race fans with an action-packed schedule of six of the most exciting … Continue reading

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VA: Alexandria Celebrates George Washington’s Birthday

Alexandria, VA Exit 177: This city throws a birthday party every year for its famous first citizen, George Washington, who lived here most of his life (when he wasn’t off leading a war or being first president of United States). … Continue reading

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GA: National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Flies High

Pooler, GA Exit 102: National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force – Wow, right in the middle of their combat gallery you can watch volunteers restore the fuselage of a WWII B-17 bomber. It was unnerving to find out … Continue reading

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