Class is in session during a Virginia family camping vacation—there’s more history here than in any schoolbook. The New World, the American Revolution and the Civil War all come to life against a backdrop of gentle green beauty. From Virginia campgrounds near Richmond visit the early colonial settlements Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg. Tour the homes of two famous forefathers: George Washington’s Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Then find a cabin, tent or RV site in the lovely Shenandoah Valley, where trails and the 105-mile Skyline Drive showcase the rumpled western mountains. Visit Civil War sites including the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Use your Virginia campground as a base camp for tours of Washington D.C., Alexandria and Arlington National Cemetery.