Arlington Cemetery

2015-12-16T15:19:06-08:00December 7th, 2015|Virginia, Washington DC|

Arlington House, or the Robert E. Lee Memorial, is situated in Arlington Cemetery.  Originally, it was the Custis-Lee mansion, owned by George Washington's step-grandson, whose daughter married Robert E. Lee.   For 30 years it [...]

Mount Vernon, VA

2015-12-16T11:44:23-08:00December 6th, 2015|Virginia, Washington DC|

After the Revolutionary War, General George Washington hoped to live as a wealthy gentleman farmer in Virginia. But his sense of duty to his country was so great that instead he went on to serve his [...]

Jefferson’s Monticello in Virginia

2017-09-14T09:49:03-07:00September 14th, 2013|Virginia|

Jefferson was not only a politician and writer, he wasan inventor, a scientist, a linguist, a book collector. A self-taught architect, he started building Monticellowhen he was 26, on a 5,000 acre plot his father hadgiven him.  He [...]