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Learn History the Fun Way

The US might not have the oldest buildings in the world but the country is dotted with important landmarks, all worth a visit. And what better way to teach your kids history than to take them…on location. The historic US homes are impressive and show a glimpse of the period when they have been built.

There are two important places to visit in Florida: The John and Mable Ringling Mansion in Sarasota and The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House in Cross Creek. So, the next time you look for cheap flights to Florida consider visiting the two locations.

The John and Mable Ringling Mansion is just stunning, built in the Venetian castle style. The tour of the house allows visitors to see the interiors as well as the private dock. The Ringling Mansion is part of a U.S. Historical Site Complex, which includes the Ringling Circus Museum and the Ringling Art Museum.

You can easily plan to spend several days in Sarasota so along with booking your flight, make sure to look for hotels in Sarasota and also rent a car.

Why? Because you are going to Cross Creek. The city was home to the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. She wrote The Yearling, while living in this house (later name The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings House). The house is off the beaten path. The tour of the estate highlights the typical Florida agricultural-style living in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s and the guides wear period costumes.

Try to plan your visit in the area between October and July, when the activities are in full swing and you can enjoy the locations at their best.

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