The House of Seven Gables {Massachusetts}

The House of Seven Gables {Massachusetts}

This house in New England was originally built in 1668 by ship owner and merchant Captain John Turner. But it is always remembered as the setting of the novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of Seven Gables. Anyone who enjoys a good gothic novel has heard of this seven gabled house. Touring this house is [...]

Salem Witch Museum {Massachusetts}

Salem Witch Museum {Massachusetts}

With Halloween coming up this week, I figured there was no better time to share with you one of the spookiest places that I have ever been- The Salem Witch Museum. In 1692 the ultra conservative Puritans experienced a brief period where their fears of the supernatural overtook their better judgement and they felt they [...]

Palace of Holyroodhouse Abbey {Scotland}

Palace of Holyroodhouse Abbey {Scotland}

Probably my favorite part of Edinburgh is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This beautiful palace sits on the lower end of the Royal Mile while the Edinburgh Castle is at the other end. Holyroodhouse has been the residence of kings and queen since the 1600s and is still used as Queen Elizabeth's residence while she is [...]

Plymouth Rock -Pilgrim Memorial State Park {Massachusetts}

Plymouth Rock -Pilgrim Memorial State Park {Massachusetts}

I was looking through all my pictures the other day when I ran across this one picture that I took of Plymouth Rock. It was December 1620 when the Mayflower disembarked here in Plymouth Harbor and William Bradford and the pilgrims founded a new colony in a new world. There's been a lot of debate [...]

Stones River National Battlefield & National Cemetery {Tennessee}

Stones River National Battlefield & National Cemetery {Tennessee}

Right in the city of Murfreesboro is the National Battlefield of Stones River. This field marks one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Civil War, but was also a huge turning point in the war. At the end of 1862, the Union was in need of a victory after what felt like a permeating defeat [...]

Ulster American Folk Park {Northern Ireland}

Ulster American Folk Park {Northern Ireland}

One of the most thought provoking museums that I have had the opportunity to visit was the Ulster American Folk Park in Northern Ireland. This park is an open air museum that follows different generations through the years giving visitors a very personal view of the people. With original buildings and recreated scenes, actors dressed [...]

Historical Printing Museum {Utah}

Historical Printing Museum {Utah}

One of my favorite little known museums is the Historical Printing Museum in Provo Utah. I stumbled across the museum one day and was amazed at this small but wonderful assortment of interesting things. They have a real Guttenberg Printing press and give demonstrations on how it was used to bring prints to the masses. [...]