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Agate Fossil Beds National Memorial

Harrison, Nebraska

During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew - bones...
Ah Tah Thi Ki Museum

Big Cypress Indian Reservation, Florida

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum on Big Cyrpess Reservation explores the history of the Seminole...
Albany Mounds

Albany, Illinois

The Albany Mounds date from the Middle Woodland (Hopewell) period (200 BCE-CE 300), older...
Anasazi Heritage Center

Dolores, Colorado

The museum features permanent exhibits on archaeology, local history, & Native...
Anasazi Historical Site & State Museum

Boulder, Utah

Visit the museum and partially excavated prehistoric Indian village at Anasazi State Park...
Appalachian Caverns And Campground

Blountville, Tennessee

For many years the cavern lay in silence broken only by the sound of the water, the...
Arcadia Mill

Milton, Florida

The Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton bears witness to America's 19th century...
Archaeology Institute At The University Of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Besides functioning as an archaeological research facility, the Archaeology Institute at...
Badin Historic Museum

Badin, North Carolina

The story of Badin township begancirca 10,000 B.C. when Native Americans camped on the...
Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum

Marion, Kentucky

From 1920 until his death in 1980, Ben E. Clement accumulated what has become known as...
Bledsoe's Fort Historic Park

Castalian Springs, Tennessee

Although the original building is no longer standing, the archaeological remains of...
Buckeye Valley Museum

Buckeye, Arizona

In 1877, the founder of the settlement that was to become the Town of Buckeye led a party...
Caguana Ceremonial Park

Utuado, Puerto Rico

When the first Spaniards arrived on the island more than 500 years ago, they encountered...
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park

Collinsville, Illinois

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization designated Cahokia...
Calvert Marine Museum

Solomons, Maryland

Established in 1970 and moved to its current location in 1975, the Calvert Marine Museum...
Caparra

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Spanish settlers called Caparra, the island's first capital, La Ciudad de Puerto Rico (...
Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad, New Mexico

The park’s cultural resources represent a long and varied continuum of human use...
Casa Malpais Archaeological Park

Springerville, Arizona

The Mogollan people occupied Casa Malpais, which means "House of the Badlands,...
Chaco Culture National Historical Site

Nageezi, New Mexico

The Chacoan sites are part of the homeland of Pueblo Indian peoples of New Mexico, the...
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

St. Michaels, Maryland

Founded in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has expanded from a two acre campus...
Chimney Point

Addison, Vermont

Chimney Point on Lake Champlain in Vermont is one of the earliest, mostly intensely...
Chimney Rock Archaeological Area

Chimney Rock, Colorado

Designated an Archaeological Area and National Historic Site in 1970, Chimney Rock lies...
Chiricahua National Monument

Willcox, Arizona

This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek...
Chucalissa Archaeological Museum

Memphis, Tennessee

Located on the loess bluffs about 10 km south of downtown Memphis ,Tennessee, Chucalissa...
Crater Rock Museum

Central Point, Oregon

The Smith's collection and the collections and donations of members and others has...
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

Cortez, New Mexico

The Archaeological Center is dedicated to preserving the rich history of the ancestral...
Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, New York

During the French and Indian War, Ft. Fredric served as a critical French Bastion...
Cumberland County Prehistorical Museum

Greenwich, New Jersey

To visit the museum is to enter the world of the Indians who inhabited the lower Delaware...
Dakota Dinosaur Museum

Dickinson, North Dakota

The museum contains 11 full-scale dinosaurs displayed in a Triassic-Cretaceous time...
Davies Manor Plantation

Memphis, Tennessee

Davies Manor Plantation is a remarkably preserved historic site within an urban area. In...
De Soto National Memorial

Bradenton, Florida

The Monument marks the supposed spot where Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in...
Delaware Archaeology Museum

Dover, Delaware

Exhibited artifacts here range from arrowheads, ceramics, and other stone and bone tools...
Devils Tower

Devils Tower, Wyoming

Devils Tower rises 1267 feet above the Belle Fourche River. Once hidden, erosion has...
Fairview Museum Of History And Art

Fairview, Utah

The mammoth was unearthed on the nearby Wasatch Plateau in 1988 while excavating the...
Fort Dupont Park

Washington, District Of Columbia

A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that make up...
Fort Edwards At Capon Bridge

Capon Bridge, West Virginia

The Fort Edwards site is located along the northern boundary of Capon Bridge, in what is...
Fort Fredrica National Monument

St. Simons Island, Georgia

In the early 18th century, the land lying between British South Carolina and Spanish...
Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinaw City, Michigan

Much of this site is geared toward young children. Kids can pretend to be soldiers by...
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Farmington, Pennsylvania

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French...
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Vancouver, Washington

Fort Vancouver NHS and the McLoughlin House unit offer a variety of opportunities for...
Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

Snow Hill, Maryland

The restored furnace and buildings of the 19th century village, Furnace Town, provide...
Grave Creek Mound Archaeology Complex

Moundsville, West Virginia

Construction of the mound took place in successive stages from about 250-150 B.C., as...
Graveyard Of The Atlantic Museum

Hatteras, North Carolina

The waters off North Carolina's Outer Banks entomb thousands of vessels and countless...
Hernando De Soto State Archaeological Site

Tallahassee, Florida

Today, there is no visible evidence of Hernando de Soto's occupation of this site...
Historic Brunswick

Winnabow, North Carolina

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, archaeologists uncovered foundations from Brunswick's...
Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown, Virginia

Founded by the Virginia Company on May 14, 1607, this historic site is the first...
Historic London Town And Gardens

Edgewater, Maryland

Within the boundaries of this park was once the late 17th/early 18th-century town of...
Historic New Harmony

New Harmony, Indiana

New Harmony, Indiana, located on the banks of the Wabash River, is an experience like no...
Historic Pensacola Village

Pensacola, Florida

Managed by West Florida Historic Preservation Inc., the Historic Pensacola Village...
Historic Shepherdstown Museum

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The historic Shepherdstown Museum was founded in 1983 to make preserve artifacts that may...
Hovenweep National Monument

Cortez, Colorado

Multi-storied towers perched on canyon rims and balanced on boulders lead visitors to...
Hutchinson County Historical Museum

Borger, Texas

The Hutchinson County Museum is a regional history museum in the Texas Panhandle. Our...
Indian Temple Mound Museum

Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Run by the City of Fort Walton Beach, the Indian Temple Mound Museum houses a pre-...
Jefferson Patterson Park And Museum

St. Leonard, Maryland

Seventy archaelogical sites have discovered 9,000 years of human habitation of this area...
Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

Tallahassee, Florida

The Native Americans who resided on the banks of Lake Jackson between 1200 and 1500 A.D....
Letchworth Love Mounds State Park

Monticello, Florida

The 46 foot tall Letchworth-Love Mound, built between 100 and 900 A.D., is the tallest...
Lost City Museum

Overton, Nevada

In the early 1930s, Anasazi Indian sites were being threatened by the waters of Lake Mead...
Manatee County Emerson Point Mound

Palmetto, Florida

The largest remaining Indian mound in the Tampa Bay Region, Manatee County Emerson Point...
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Today, the park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff...
Mission San Luis

Tallahassee, Florida

As Florida's only reconstructed mission, Mission San Luis offers an invaluable glimpse...
Mount Calvert Historical And Archaeological Park

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Mount Calvert's rich archaeological and historical resources represent over 8,000 years...
Museum Center At 5ive Points

Cleveland, Tennessee

Featuring the rich history of the Ocoee River and Chattanooga region, the Museum Center...
Museum Of Ojibwa Culture

St. Ignace, Michigan

Museum exhibits show Ojibwa Indian culture and traditions, the French contact period, and...
New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

The sugar mill was built in the early years of the 19th century during Indian uprisings...
Northampton Slave Quarters

Lake Arbor, Maryland

Of the large tobacco plantations of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, Northampton was...
Ocmulgee National Monument

Macon, Georgia

Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural...
Old Cahawba

Selma, Alabama

Cahawba was once Alabama's state capital (1820-1826) and a thriving antebellum river town...
Old Fort Niagara

Youngstown, New York

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Oregon Caves National Monument

Cave Junction, Oregon

Before this land officially became a National Monument in 1909, the idea of having a...
Pawnee Indian Museum

Republic, Kansas

The Pawnee Nation was the dominant power of the Central Plains for hundreds of years....
Petroglyph National Monument

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Visitor Center is the best place to start at Petroglyph National Monument. Staff...
Phillips County Museum

Malta, Montana

The Judith River Dinosaur Institute. was established to aid in the work of the museum and...
Pine Strawberry Historical Society & Museum

Pine, Arizona

The community of Pine was settled in 1879 by Mormon pioneers, who endured many hardships...
Pond Spring/joseph Wheeler Home

Hillsboro, Alabama

Once home to prehistoric Native Americans, Pond Spring is the post-Civil War home of Gen...
Pry House Field Hospital Museum

Sharpsburg, Maryland

Part of Antietam National Battlefield, this historic house served as the headquarters for...
Pueblo Grande Museum And Archaeological Park

Phoenix, Arizona

Pueblo Grande Museum is located at a 1,500 year-old Hohokam village ruins in modern day...
Reed Gold Mine

Midland, North Carolina

This mine is the site of the first documented gold find in the United States.From this...
Ridgefield Historical Society

Ridgefield, Connecticut

The headquarters also features a reception and reference room, where the public can...
Saint Louis Science Center

Saint Louis, Missouri

The Saint Louis Science Center is a three-building complex (the main building, the...
Salmon Ruins

Bloomfield, New Mexico

Visitors may tour an 11th century Chacoan great house; see a 19th century homestead;...
Salt River Bay National Historical Park And Ecological Preserve

Christiansted, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Salt River Bay is a living museum on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It is a dynamic,...
San Diego Archaeological Center

Escondido, California

The Center serves as an education and research facility and is the only local...
Sanchez Adobe

Pacifica, California

Sanchez raised cattle for the hide-and-tallow trade. When ships came to California,...
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Saugus, Massachusetts

Three hundred year old artifacts, working waterwheels, and mill machinery help to tell...
Show Low Historical Society Museum

Show Low, Arizona

Show Low had its beginning as a ranch claimed by Marion Clark and Corydon Cooley. A creek...
Silver Terrace Cemeteries

Virginia City, Nevada

Beginning in the 1860s, a wide variety of fraternal, civic and religious groups...
Spiro Mounds

Spiro, Oklahoma

The Mounds are considered one of the four most important prehistoric Indian sites east of...
Submerged Heritage Preserve Program

Lake George, New York

Marked by buoys and open to divers are seven of the 900 bateaux used during the British...
Taos Pueblo

Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage...
Tumacacori National Historic Park

Tumacacori, Arizona

Tumacácori NHP protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southern Arizona:...
Virgin Islands National Park

St. John, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

The park includes areas of clear turquoise water and lush green mountains, and a total...
Washakie Museum

Worland, Wyoming

The museum features an exhibit on the Colby Site, the earliest mammoth kill site found in...
Western Center Museum

Hemet, California

The Western Center is home to a fascinating array of Native American artifacts and Ice...
Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Walla Walla, Washington

The 1847 Whitman “Massacre” horrified Americans and impacted the lives of the...
Wupatki National Monument

Flagstaff, Arizona

Less than 800 years ago, Wupatki Pueblo was the largest pueblo around. It flourished for...
Yucca House

Mesa Verde, Colorado

Yucca House is one of the largest archeological sites in southwest Colorado, and acted as...
Yupiit Piciryarait Museum

Bethel, Alaska

Located at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel, Alaska, the museum...