While our country is relatively young, there’s plenty of history to be explored in this land of purple mountain majesties and amber waves of grain. Some of the most captivating historical sites in our nation are the homes, presidential libraries, and museums of our former presidents. In these hallowed halls, one can begin to truly understand and appreciate the complexities and brilliance of these national treasures.
We can see where they sat, where they wrote, and what they and their partners designed, decorated and cherished. These homes have a special sort of gravity about them. You can almost feel the profound responsibility that our nation entrusted them with as you wander these houses.
Teddy Roosevelt said, “I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future.” What better way to learn American history than from within the very walls in which that history was created?