Season 1, 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 “Season 1, Episode 6-John Quincy Adams and Braintree/Quincy”

Season 1, 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 “Season 1, Episode 5-James Monroe and Colonial Beach”

Season 1, 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 “Season 1, Episode 4-James Madison and Port Conway”

Season 1, 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. From My May 2017Continue reading “Season 1, Episode 3-Thomas Jefferson and Shadwell”

Season 1, 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 “Season 1, Episode 2-John Adams and Braintree”

Season 1, 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 From My May 2017 Visit From My July 2021 Visit My JulyContinue reading “Season 1, Episode 1-George Washington and Pope Creek”

About “Visiting the Presidents”

Most Recent Episodes Visiting the Presidents will take listeners through the birthplaces, homes, gravesites, libraries, and other historical sites associated with the Presidents of the United States. We will also be exploring the childhoods, lives, loves, careers, and deaths of these presidents through the sites that were touched by them. Each episode will blend theContinue reading “About “Visiting the Presidents””