Season 2, Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Hermitage

Listen to This Episode! Of all the controversies revolving around the 7th President, Andrew Jackson, regarding his life and presidency, one thing is not controversial: he had a great home, the Hermitage, outside of Nashville. Learn about the complex man, his period before political office, his game-changing political turn, his wife, Rachel, and his home!Continue reading “Season 2, Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Hermitage”

Season 2, Episode 6-John Quincy Adams and Peacefield

Check Out This Episode! Heading back to Quincy and Peacefield for the home of John Quincy Adams, the only home shared by two different Presidents! Learn about John Quincy Adams’ pre-presidential resume, his election and term, his wife, Louisa, and his…unique approach to parenting, as well as his touches on Peacefield! Be sure to checkContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 6-John Quincy Adams and Peacefield”

Season 2, Episode 5-James Monroe and Highland

Listen to This Episode! James Monroe, Fifth President, is connected to several properties, most notably Highland, with Oak Hill and New York City also having a connection. Learn about Monroe’s properties, as well as his time as president and his wife, Elizabeth, as well as his homes! Be sure to check out James Monroe’s “VisitingContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 5-James Monroe and Highland”

Season 2, Episode 4-James Madison and Montpelier

Listen To This Episode! The Father of the Constitution has one of the most ambitious renovation projects, to get his home at Montpelier back to the status when James and Dolley Madison resided there. Learn about Madison’s pre-presidency, his tumultuous term, his enigmatic wife, and, of course, his mansion! Be sure to check out JamesContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 4-James Madison and Montpelier”

Season 2, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Monticello

Listen to This Episode! No President is as closely-tied to his home as Thomas Jefferson to Monticello, a home he designed and oversaw, and one that contains so much of his personality and secrets. Learn about Jefferson’s genius in design and controversies in personal behavior, as well as his political development, elections and administration, hisContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Monticello”

Season 2, Episode 2-John Adams and Peacefield

Listen to This Episode! Journey back to Quincy, just down the road from the Adams’ birthplaces, at Peacefield, and the home of John, Abigail, and John Quincy Adams! Learn about John Adams’ political career, vice presidency and Presidency, his family, and his home! Make sure to listen to John Adams’ “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from SeasonContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 2-John Adams and Peacefield”

Season 2, Episode 1-George Washington and Mount Vernon

Listen to This Episode Twin icons on the Presidential Site landscape: George Washington and his beautiful Mount Vernon! Listen to George Washington’s war experience and political rise, his election and highlights of his Presidency, as well as his famous estate! Make sure to listen to George Washington’s “Visiting the Presidents” Episode from Season 1, GeorgeContinue reading “Season 2, Episode 1-George Washington and Mount Vernon”

On Presidents and Plantations: Exploring Slavery and the Presidents

How do we balance the legacy of a Presidential and a Plantation owner? What does it mean to Visit these sites: what do we obscure? What do we emphasize? How do the sites interpret the complexities of slavery and the Presidents? This is a topic that we will return to throughout the series, but oneContinue reading “On Presidents and Plantations: Exploring Slavery and the Presidents”

Season 1, Episode 47-My Top Ten Presidential Birthplaces and Season 1 Recap!

Handing out Birthplace Superlatives and Giving my Top 10 Favorite Birthplaces! Share your own below or on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter and tag Visiting the Presidents! Top Ten Birthplaces William Henry Harrison’s Berkeley Plantation 2. Calvin Coolidge’s Plymouth Notch 3. Franklin Roosevelt’s Hyde Park 4. Abraham Lincoln’s Sinking Spring 5. John Adams’ Braintree and John Quincy Adams’ QuincyContinue reading “Season 1, Episode 47-My Top Ten Presidential Birthplaces and Season 1 Recap!”

Season 1, Episode 46-Joe Biden and Scranton

Listen to This Episode! We are heading to the Electric City, Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the birthplace of Joe Biden, 46th President of the United States! Learn about Joe Biden’s childhood and education, his long political career and the experiences that shaped him, as well as what happened to his birthplace! Yeshiva Beth Moshe current page,Continue reading “Season 1, Episode 46-Joe Biden and Scranton”