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There have been plenty of wars fought on American soil and chances are you have at least one kid studying at least one of those wars in school. The East Coast is rich with Revolutionary War history. You could head to Philadelphia to tour Independence Hall and the National Constitution Center, and see the Liberty Bell, among many other early American sites. If you’ve got smaller children with you, you can also spend some time at the Please Touch Children’s Museum. The exhibits and experiences there are designed to capture the attention of children of all ages so nobody gets bored.

In Texas, it’s easy to get a better understanding of the Mexican-American War by spending some time at the Alamo in San Antonio. You can take a tour, or go through on your own. Your student has a chance to immerse herself in the history and there are plenty of artifacts to make it all come to life. If you have time, the Children’s Museum of Houston is said to be one of the best. Younger kids have a chance to experience real world grown-up life by learning how to manage money and shop with a pretend $40 debit card in the Kidtropolis exhibit.

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