Our family (Myself, wife and 4 kids) are travelling over from Australia yet again in Apr 13. We are driving from NY to Orlando over 4 weeks and have most of the trip planned apart from the section between Fredericksburg VA to Roanoke to Asheville NC. After staying in DC for 4 nights I have one night accom booked at Fredericksburg. I had planned on going to the Marine Corps Museum on the way. Then after spending the night in Fredericksburg I want to do a historical civil war site for around 3 hours. I know there are many and i'd love to see them all but time doesn't permit. Just looking for a one that is not too vast and can show the kids especially after making them watch the entire documentary of Ken Burns Civil War. Some of them look so big that the small time I have would not do it justice. Any ideas?
After that we will be driving to Roanoke where we have a nights accom booked. There are several different routes I could take but i'm looking for a scenic one off the main interstates.
From here we will be meandering down stretches of the BRP and staying one night at Boone.
Then continue on the BRP to Asheville. I'm also wondering, is the Bilton Estate near Asheville worth it or is there better value exploring Asheville and the surrounding towns. We have 2 nights in Asheville.
Any ideas would be great. I love this site and forum and the information I have received on it in the past has been tremendous.