Homeschooling High School: A Homeschool Mom’s Early American History Dream Trip!

A family who is homeschooling high school can take a hands-on learning approach to early American history by exploring Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, VA, as well as Washington, DC!

Be sure to check out our guides for each destination we visited in our early American history dream trip: Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, and Washington, DC

What could be better for a nerdy homeschool mom than taking your kids to explore a major early American history site in a beautiful setting at just the right time of year?

Not much, in my opinion! Educational travel offers the best of both worlds…learning and adventure! We were able to visit Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown, Virginia in late September 2019, and we even threw in a day trip to Washington, DC! This was a dream trip for me, and I think the rest of the family enjoyed it, too!

(Disclaimer: We took this trip before we had ever thought of starting a blog, so all of our photos and videos were just taken for family memories. We weren’t trying to be professional at that point!)

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Visiting the cemetery outside Jamestown Memorial Church

Use your saved points to take your early American History trip!

We had just come back from a large group trip to Orlando that I had spent a year planning and coordinating, and while it was a lot of fun, it was also a lot of work. We were ready to have a getaway with just our Felkins Five. We didn’t have much money to spend, but we did have a lot of airline and hotel points saved up. I did some creative maneuvering, and we were able to take this trip for very little out of pocket expense! Did you know that you can exchange your reward points and flight miles between your existing programs at

Give your homeschooling high school family a comfortable space with room for everyone!

PRO-TIP: No matter where we’re going, we always try to choose accommodations that offer multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, full kitchens, and in-room laundry! This way, we can spread out and be more comfortable, save money on food by cooking in our condo, and pack light to save on luggage fees and back strain. Most of the time, you can find these suites or condos for around the same price as a regular hotel room. (A little tidbit I’ve learned by creating posts from pre-blogging trips, however, is that it’s sometimes hard to tell where a photo was taken if people are wearing the same clothes on multiple days. My family will at least be required to take a different shirt for each day of the trip from now on!)