I'm really not a history buff, although I definitely wish I knew more than I do. My husband heard about this WW II weekend, near Reading, PA, and thought we should all make the trip. It was so amazing, I think any parent in the Northeast should consider going next year. It happens the first weekend in June, and it's a trip that your kids will love you for, and you'll probably really enjoy too. Air show with old military planes, reenactments, walking around the reenactment camps and seeing all the old military jeeps and motorcycles, seeing all these people in period dress, and getting your own dog tag to bring home...it doesn't get much better than that. Plus, if your kid gets a blister, like our friend Sam did, you can just haul them into the Pre-Op tent, and get a free bandage (and cool story). If you wanted to make a weekend out of it, you could also visit Lancaster (see my pos t about that town), or also swing down to Gettysburg (I'll do a post about that later this week), or just stop at the Crayola Factory in Easton (which you drive right through if you're coming from NYC), or spend some time in Bucks County. Oh then there's also the whole Brandywine area (which I'm also writing about this week), and Philadelphia is also in proximity.