Speaking of needing more time in a place! I could have spent a couple days here, and we only had a few hours. We started off at the museum, where we watched a really great movie about the Civil War. It held the kids' attention, and really gave them a feel for why the war was such a big deal.
The museum had some fascinating stories and artifacts.
Simon found a picture of a Davis who served in the war.
I would like to think that Eli developed a deep respect for Abraham Lincoln, but I think he just loved the big head!
We walked through the National Cemetery, but the most interesting part of that for me was the massive, beautiful trees. I need to figure out how to get some of those to grow in AZ!
We were all wishing we could stay for a nighttime "ghost tour" of the battlefields, but we were on a deadline. On to the next sight!