Our trips next year include these:
Jamestown museum followed by original settlement
Provincetown, MA followed by Plimouth Plantation and the Cape Cod Wampanoag museum
The Freedom Trail in Boston on a self guided tour
The Tea Party Museum in Boston
Washington's Crossing in New Jersey (I forget exact location, but I've driven through it often)
(if we can), a White House tour, the Smithsonian, and maybe one or two more museums.
The year after we'll pick up with the civil war and do the Southern White House, Ford's Theatre, battle sites, and move on to more modern history with Menlo Park and a few other places.
ETA: these sites we chose specifically to go along with literature and/or because I've done them before and find them very interesting. We are not doing Williamsburg, VA, because for us, the cost outweighs the gain. It's rather busy, but I will say the docents are well-versed in their particular buildings and definitely do well with the history. If you haven't been, you may want to check it out for a high-impact field trip, and if you have time you can stop at Busch Gardens the next day for all the thrill rides.
Edited by HomeAgain, 13 February 2018 - 01:44 PM.