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African Burial Ground National Monument

New York, New York

From the 1690s until the 1790s, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6 acre...
American Memorial

Saipan,

American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives...
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Arlington, Virginia

As the residence of Robert E. Lee and his family before the Civil War, Arlington House...
Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore the ancient Puebloan...
Battleship North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina

Historically, and until most recently, the most capable class of major combatants, or...
Bennington Battle Monument

Bennington, Vermont

Soaring more than 300 feet above the lovely streets of Old Bennington, a striking stone...
Bethel Cemetery

Knoxville, Tennessee

Located on Bethel Avenue and down the road from the Mabry-Hazen House, the Bethel...
Booker T. Washington National Monument

Hardy, Virginia

Author and orator Booker T. Washington was born in this small plantation, where he...
Bosque Redondo Memorial

Fort Sumner, New Mexico

The center of a million-acre reservation known as the Bosque Redondo, this site...
Cabrillo National Monument

San Diego, California

As the park’s namesake, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition...
Campbell's Island State Memorial

East Moline, Illinois

On July 19, 1814, a pro-British band of Sauk Indians led by Black Hawk attacked a force...
Cape Henry Memorial

Yorktown, Virginia

According to George Percy, one of the early settlers, "The nine and twentieth day we...
Casa Grande Ruins

Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins is the first archeological site to be preserved by the federal...
Castillo De San Marcos National Monument

St. Augustine, Florida

Begun in 1672, the Castillo de San Marcos is the last 17th century fort left in the...
Castle Clinton National Monument

New York, New York

First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over...
Chamizal National Memorial

El Paso, Texas

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 was a milestone in diplomatic relations between Mexico...
Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga, Tennessee

On Dec. 25, 1863, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, “The Rock of Chickamauga,"...
Chiricahua National Monument

Willcox, Arizona

This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek...
Confederate Memorial Park

Marbury, Alabama

Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Old Soldiers Home for Confederate...
Constitution Gardens

Washington, District Of Columbia

Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of the republic as well as an...
Coronado National Memorial

Sierra Vista, Arizona

The creation of the Memorial was not to protect any tangible artifacts related to the...
Coronado State Monument

Bernalillo, New Mexico

The pueblo of Kuaua was occupied from 1300 AD and abandoned near the end of the 16th...
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

Crazy Horse, South Dakota

It's been nearly 35 years since the construction of the first wing of the Indian Museum...
David Berger National Memorial

Beachwood, Ohio

David Mark Berger was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He attended Tulane University from...
De Soto National Memorial

Bradenton, Florida

The Monument marks the supposed spot where Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed in...
District of Columbia War Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

The District of Columbia War Memorial honors the 499 Washington D.C. soldiers who lost...
Elks National Veterans Memorial

Chicago, Illinois

Started in 1923, the Elks National Veterans Memorial honors the members of the Benevolent...
Ellis Island National Monument

New York, New York

Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration...
Fort Fredrica National Monument

St. Simons Island, Georgia

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

St. Augustine, Florida

The Spanish completed Fort Matanzas in 1742 to protect Matanzas Inlet, the "backdoor...
Fort McHenry National Monument And Historic Shrine

Baltimore, Maryland

The monument honors the fort which inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the National Anthem...
Fort Pulaski National Monument

Savannah, Georgia

The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It...
Fort Stanwix

Rome, New York

Known as "the fort that never surrendered," Fort Stanwix, under the command of...
Fort Sumter National Monument

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861...
Fort Union National Monument

Watrous, New Mexico

Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." These are the words of our...
George Mason Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

The George Mason Memorial, dedicated on April 9, 2002, honors the little known but widely...
George Washington Birthplace

Colonial Beach, Virginia

The Memorial House and Colonial Kitchen were constructed in 1931 to recreate the home in...
George Washington Carver National Monument

Diamond, Missouri

George Washington Carver's favorite pastime was art. He painted landscapes and flowering...
Harding Tomb

Marion, Ohio

The monument, set in ten acres of landscaped grounds, is similar in appearance to a round...
Homestead National Monument

Beatrice, Nebraska

The Homestead Act of 1862 has been called one the most important pieces of Legislation in...
Indiana World War Memorial Plaza Historic District

Indianapolis, Indiana

Construction began on the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza in 1919 to honor the American...
Iwo Jima Memorial

Arlington, Virginia

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the...
Jay Heritage Center

Rye, New York

Located on 23 acres in Westchester County, the Jay Heritage Center celebrates the boyhood...
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

St. Louis, Missouri

Thomas Jefferson’s vision of the spread of freedom and democracy from “sea to...
Jenks Park And Cogswell Tower

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Originally the site of an Indian observation point used during the late-seventeenth-...
John Ericsson National Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

During his lifetime, John Ericsson revolutionized several facets of technology. The...
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza

Dallas, Texas

The assassination of President Kennedy changed the city—and the world—forever...
Korean War Veterans Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Nineteen stainless steel sculptures stand silently under the watchful eye of a sea of...
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Lincoln City, Indiana

At the Memorial Visitor Center, visitors can watch a15 minute orientation film and walk...
Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory...
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Big Horn County, Montana

This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to...
Macarthur Memorial

Norfolk, Virginia

The museum is housed in Norfolk's nineteenth-century City Hall, which is both a Virginia...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Opened to the public on August 22, 2011, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial honors an...
Maryland State House

Annapolis, Maryland

The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use...
Minidoka National Historic Site

Hagerman, Idaho

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, hostility and suspicion...
Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Keystone, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is host to almost three million visitors a year from...
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Kansas City, Missouri

Opened on December 2, 2006, the museum contains objects and documents ranging from...
Navy – Merchant Marine Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island, the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial...
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site

Vails Gate, New York

In October 1782, General George Washington moved his army to New Windsor to establish...
Ocmulgee National Monument

Macon, Georgia

Ocmulgee National Monument is a memorial to the relationship of people and natural...
Oklahoma City National Memorial

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Memorial Museum takes visitors on a chronological, self-guided tour through the story...
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

This memorial remembers the soldiers of the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812....
Pipe Spring National Monument

Fredonia, Arizona

In the 1860s Mormon pioneers from St. George, Utah, led by James M. Whitmore brought...
Roger Williams National Memorial

Providence, Rhode Island

The Roger Williams National Memorial is located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island....
San Jacinto Battlefield & Monument

La Porte, Texas

On April 21, 1836, Mexican rule over Texas came to a dramatic close. The climax of the...
South Pacific Memorial Park

Tamuning, Guam

The park located in the village of Yigo, serves as a solemn reminder of a war that took...
Statue Of Liberty

New York, New York

The exhibits at the Statue of Liberty are a tribute to the people who created her, to...
Stephen Douglas Tomb

Chicago, Illinois

The Douglas Monument Association was organized in 1861 to build a suitable memorial at...
Sunshine Mine Memorial

Kellogg, Idaho

The May 2, 1972 Sunshine Mine Fire was the worst mining disaster in recent history. A...
Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

The words of Thomas Jefferson, some written more than 200 years ago, have shaped American...
USS Arizona Memorial

Honolulu, Hawaii

The Memorial commemorates the site where World War II began for the United States and is...
Veterans Memorial Park And Wall South

Pensacola, Florida

Veterans Memorial Park/Wall South, a park to honor Veterans of all of America's wars. In...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Deliberately setting aside the controversies of the war, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial...
War In The Pacific National Historical Park

Hagatna, Guam

At War in the Pacific National Historical Park the former battlefields, gun emplacements...
Washington Monument

Washington, District Of Columbia

The Washington Monument is the most prominent, as well as one of the older, attractions...
Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

Newburgh, New York

In the critical months that General George Washington spent at Newburgh, he made some of...
Winstead Hill

Franklin, Tennessee

The Monument at Winstead Hill stands as a memorial to the Confederate Veterans of...
World War II Memorial National Historic Site

Washington, District Of Columbia

The National World War II Memorial commemorates the sacrifices and celebrates the victory...
Wright Brothers National Memorial

Manteo, North Carolina

On display in the visitor center are a full-scale reproduction of the 1902 glider, a full...