One site we visited frequently was Antietam National Battlefield Park, also known as Sharpsburg. As a child the trips were more about running along trails, catching glimpses of nature, and sometimes stopping along the way to eat big juicy peaches.
Once I was an adult I realized the value of these "living history" lessons. My husband and I took our children to many of the same parks. Initially on these trips they wanted to run and have a grand adventure. As they grew older the desire to learn more about our countries history became evident. This is when I realized that family treasures aren't always about heirlooms, but also shared family experiences.
Husband and daughter walking down Snavely's Ford