Michelle Obama says the Newseum and historic attractions like Monticello are among her daughters’ favorite places to visit in Washington and the surrounding area, according to a cover story in the May issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine called “Mrs. Obama’s Washington: Why the First Lady Loves Her New Hometown.”
The first lady said she created an informal “Camp Obama” last summer to expose her girls to attractions related to American history because she worried that they’d learned “more about history in Europe than they did here.”
In addition to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s estate, which she called “incredibly beautiful,” they’ve visited Frederick Douglass’ home and Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate.
She told the magazine that her daughters “love the Newseum,” an interactive museum about news history. They enjoyed Luray Caverns in Virginia, too: “Yes! We saw the egg,” she said, referring to a formation in the cave that looks like fried eggs.