10 Historic Sites All Grandkids Should See

Showing your grandchildren these U.S. landmarks will leave a lasting impression

(This article previously appeared on Grandparents.com.)

A family trip to historic places is an important experience that connects all generations to our national story. There is no substitute for seeing real places where people made decisions and took actions that changed the course of America’s history. This year, which marks the centennial of the National Park Service, is a perfect time to explore and discover this heritage.


By Brent Glass
Brent D. Glass is Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the world’s largest museum devoted to telling the story of America. A national leader in the preservation, interpretation, and promotion of history, Glass is a public historian who today provides management and consulting services to museums, historical organizations and cultural institutions throughout the U.S. and in other countries. His most recent book, 50 Great American Places explores the power of essential historic sites and how they illuminate core themes in American history.

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