Episode 10-John Tyler and Greenway Plantation

Listen to This Episode! Stop by Greenway Plantation, home of Governor John Tyler, Sr., and birthplace of President John Tyler, Jr. Just down the John Tyler Memorial Highway from William Henry Harrison’s birthplace at Berkeley Plantation, this site is one of the few untouched since the president left…though it is in private hands. Learn aboutContinue reading “Episode 10-John Tyler and Greenway Plantation”

Episode 9-William Henry Harrison and Berkeley Plantation

Listen to This Episode! William Henry Harrison’s birthplace at the Berkeley Plantation, home to six generations of Harrisons. The only presidential birthplace where the president’s birth is only one of the five most interesting things to happen there. Also, learn about why William Henry Harrison conveniently elided his regal roots in favor of the logContinue reading “Episode 9-William Henry Harrison and Berkeley Plantation”

Episode 8-Martin Van Buren and Kinderhook

Listen to This Episode! Martin Van Buren and his birthplace in Kinderhook, New York, our first president born in America and the only one who grew up speaking Dutch. Listen as we explore the birthplace and what happened to MVB’s tavern, as well as his rise in the Empire State’s political system to become aContinue reading “Episode 8-Martin Van Buren and Kinderhook”

Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Waxhaws

Listen to This Episode! Andrew Jackson’s birthplace in the Waxhaws, on the border between North and South Carolina. Listen as we explore the controversial story of our controversial president’s birth: two sites and two states claiming the birth of Andrew Jackson. The Andrew Jackson State Park in South Carolina. The Museum of the Waxhaws inContinue reading “Episode 7-Andrew Jackson and the Waxhaws”

Episode 6-John Quincy Adams and Braintree/Quincy

Listen to This Episode! John Quincy Adam’s remarkable childhood and birthplace in Braintree/Quincy, Massachusetts. Listen as we explore John Quincy’s family life and early career, and what it was like to grow up in the shadow of his famous father! The John Quincy Adams birthsite with the Adams National Historical Park. Visual tour of theContinue reading “Episode 6-John Quincy Adams and Braintree/Quincy”

Episode 5-James Monroe and Colonial Beach

Listen to This Episode! James Monroe’s birth and childhood, as well as his birth site at Colonial Beach, Virginia. Listen as we visit Monroe’s birth site, one of the few which have received improvements and new recognition very recently, opening a visitors’ center and birthplace replica in recent years! James Monroe Birthplace site. Updates andContinue reading “Episode 5-James Monroe and Colonial Beach”

Episode 4-James Madison and Port Conway

Listen to This Episode! James Madison’s birth and childhood, and his birthplace at Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, Virginia. Listen as we visit James Madison’s birth and site at Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, along the Rappahannock. While the original home fell into the river (!), you can visit the current Belle GroveContinue reading “Episode 4-James Madison and Port Conway”

Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Shadwell

Listen to This Episode! Thomas Jefferson’s birth and childhood at Shadwell, Virginia. Listen as we travel to Shadwell and chart Jefferson’s childhood and upbringing, and the odd path his birthsite has taken since it burned to the ground. Monticello’s page on the Shadwell site. Thomas Jefferson’s other boyhood home, Tuckahoe Plantation. Thomas Jefferson Birthplace: 2450Continue reading “Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Shadwell”

Episode 2-John Adams and Braintree

Listen to This Episode! John Adams’ birth and childhood in Braintree, now Quincy, Massachusetts. Listen as we uncover why John Adams was the way he was: how his childhood and upbringing informed his later demeanor, and became the Founding Father we knew and…respected. National Park Service’s site for John Adams’ birthplace and the Adams NationalContinue reading “Episode 2-John Adams and Braintree”

Episode 1-George Washington and Pope Creek

Listen to this episode! George Washington’s birthplace in Pope’s Creek–February 22, 1732 Listen as we explore George Washington’s birth and childhood, as well as the preservation of his birthplace! National Park’s Service Site for George Washington’s Birthplace National Monument George Washington’s Ferry Farm George Washington Birthplace: 1732 Popes Creek Road, Colonial Beach, Virginia. Check outContinue reading “Episode 1-George Washington and Pope Creek”