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Alamance Battleground

Burlington, North Carolina

Visitors to Alamance Battleground may view the field of battle, which is marked by a...
Alamo

San Antonio, Texas

Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the...
Antietam National Battlefield

Sharpsburg, Maryland

It was at this battlefield that the Civil War saw its bloodiest single day battle. The...
Battle Acre Park

Dundalk, Maryland

The Battle of North Point occurred at this site on September 12, 1814. Battle Acre Park...
Battle Of Lexington State Historic Site

Lexington, Missouri

The house, which changed hands three times,  provided the downstairs hallway where...
Bennington Battlefield

Eagle Bridge, New York

At this site, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts militia under General John Stark...
Bentonville Battlefield

Four Oaks, North Carolina

In addition to the fiber-optic display, Bentonville's remaining exhibits have received a...
Big Bottom Park

Stockport, Ohio

Named for the broad Muskingum floodplain, the three acre Big Bottom park is the site of a...
Big Hole National Battlefield

Wisdom, Montana

On August 9, 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp of Nez Perce....
Brandywine Battlefield Park

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

On September 11, 1777, the Patriot army under George Washington came face to face with...
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

Tupelo, Mississippi

Near the monument, visitors can study two signs that provide information about the battle...
Britton Lane Civil War Battlefield

Denmark, Tennessee

On a quiet, county road five miles southeast of Denmark, Tennessee, a fierce struggle...
Bushy Run Battlefield

Jeannette, Pennsylvania

The 213 acres of forested and grassy areas that comprise Bushy Run Battlefield,...
Cedar Creek National Historical Park

Middletown, Virginia

At the time of European contact American Indian groups, including Piedmont Siouans,...
Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to...
Connor Battlefield

Ranchester, Wyoming

On August 28th, with the column located on Prairie Dog Creek, Pawnee Scouts arrived with...
Cooch's Bridge

Newark, Delaware

This was the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Delaware. On September 3...
Cotton Gin Park

Franklin, Tennessee

This one acre historic park is a monument to the assault on the Cotton Gin during the...
Cowpens National Battlefield

Gaffney, South Carolina

Cowpens National Battlefield is a Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the...
Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, New York

During the French and Indian War, Ft. Fredric served as a critical French Bastion...
Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Bushnell, Florida

One of the bloodiest battles of the Second Seminole War was fought in this location. The...
David Wills House

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Civil War came to the doorstep of the Wills home in 1863. During the Confederate...
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Hillsboro, West Virginia

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of...
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

Fannin, Texas

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site encompasses more than 13 acres in Goliad County....
Fort Chokonikla

Bowling Green, Florida

During the 1840s, tensions between the settlers and Seminole Indians prompted authorities...
Fort Cooper State Park

Inverness, Florida

Located in what is today Fort Cooper State Park, visitors can tour the fort, traverse the...
Fort De Chartres

Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

This site marks the location of the last of three successive forts named “de Chartres”...
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 Gaines

Dauphin Island, Alabama

Most of the work on the fort was completed by 1861. The outbreak of the Civil War then...
Fort Meigs

Perrysburg, Ohio

This site is a reconstruction of an important American fort that withstood a British...
Fort Mifflin On The Delaware

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Originally built in 1771 and continuously used by the U.S. Army until 1952, Fort Mifflin...
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site

Fort Montgomery, New York

Visitors today can tour the remains of the 14-acre fortification, perched on a cliff...
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Farmington, Pennsylvania

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French...
Fort Pulaski National Monument

Savannah, Georgia

The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It...
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Manteo, North Carolina

The stories of Roanoke Island are told by exhibits, artifacts and the 17-minute park...
Fort Ridgley State Park

Fairfax, Minnesota

In the spring of 1853, the steamboat West Newton left Fort Snelling to journey up the...
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 Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, New York

Exhibits at the fort depict the natural and strategic geography of the historic landscape...
Fort Wayne

Detroit, Michigan

The fort was used to house and train troops from the Civil War era until Vietnam. Its 82-...
Fort William Henry Museum

Lake George, New York

Site of the infamous "Fort William Henry Massacre," the reconstructed fort displays...
Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania Battlefields

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Four major battles fought in the vicinity of Fredericksburg - Chancellorsville,...
Friends Of The Mansfield Battlefield

Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport was the Confederate capital of Louisiana, a busy river port with an active...
Friends Of Wilderness Battlefield

Locust Grove, Virginia

The Friends of Wilderness Battlefield was formed from a group of ten residents of...
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Vincennes, Indiana

A 30-minute movie on Clark's western campaign is offered every 1/2 hour. This film, Long...
Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863 ended General Robert...
Glorieta Battlefield Coalition

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Battlefield Tours are available through Pecos National Historical Park. Because a major...
Grant's Headquarters at City Point

Petersburg, Virginia

From June 1864 to April 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant directed the 10-month siege of...
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Greensboro, North Carolina

Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help visitors with answers and...
Honey Springs Battlefield

Checotah, Oklahoma

More than two years earlier the United States government had withdrawn its small peace-...
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Daviston, Alabama

In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000...
House In The Horseshoe

Sanford, North Carolina

During the American Revolution, groups of citizen-soldiers called Whigs or revolutionists...
Hubbardton Battlefield

Bomoseen, Vermont

Military historians note that of all the Revolutionary and Civil War battlefields in the...
Hutchinson County Historical Museum

Borger, Texas

The Hutchinson County Museum is a regional history museum in the Texas Panhandle. Our...
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park And Preserve

New Orleans, Louisiana

The six sites of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve offer something for...
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw, Georgia

It was a swelteringly hot and clear Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of the heaviest...
Kings Mountain National Military Park

Blacksburg, South Carolina

By exploring the Visitor Center, which includes a 26 minute film, exhibit area and 1.5...
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Big Horn County, Montana

This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to...
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas, Virginia

In the summer of 1861, enthusiastic volunteers in colorful uniforms gathered to fight the...
Middle Creek National Battlefield

Prestonburg, Kentucky

On this site in early 1862, volunteer Union soldiers led by future president Col. James...
Mine Creek Battlefield

Pleasanton, Kansas

On October 25, 1864, approximately 2,800 Union troops attacked and defeated about 8,000...
Monocacy National Battlefield

Frederick, Maryland

The Visitor Center includes numerous interactive and multimedia exhibits, including...
Moores Creek National Battlefield

Currie, North Carolina

The battle is commemorated annually during the last full weekend in February. The event...
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Tallahassee, Florida

Because of the Confederate soldiers' courageous stand at Natural Bridge Battlefield in...
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

New Market, Virginia

The New Market State Historic Park commemorates a pitched 1864 battle in which cadets...
Ninety Six National Historic Site

Ninety Six, South Carolina

More Revolutionary War battles & skirmishes took place in South Carolina than any...
Old Barracks Museum

Fort Dix, New Jersey

The barracks serves as an educational center for Colonial and American history, and...
Old Fort Niagara

Youngstown, New York

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Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee, Florida

This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place...
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Brownsville, Texas

On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto...
Pea Ridge National Military Park

Garfield, Arkansas

Pea Ridge is the site of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. Not...
Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, New Mexico

The visitor center contains exhibits (text in English and Spanish), a bookstore and a 10-...
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....
Petersburg National Battlefield

Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg National Battlefield is most widely known as the site of the longest siege in...
Port Hudson

Zachary, Louisiana

Realizing that control of the Mississippi River was a key military objective of the Union...
River Raisin Battlefield

Monroe, Michigan

This is the site of the Battle of Frenchtown, where British and Native American forces...
Sackets Harbor Battlefield

Sackets Harbor, New York

The Sackets Harbor Battlefield was the site of two battles during the War of 1812. Today...
San Jacinto Battlefield & Monument

La Porte, Texas

On April 21, 1836, Mexican rule over Texas came to a dramatic close. The climax of the...
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

La Junta, Colorado

In the 19th century, the United States' movement westward caused many issues with the...
Saratoga National Historical Park

Stillwater, New York

Here in the autumn of 1777 American forces met, defeated and forced a major British army...
Shy's Hill

Nashville, Tennessee

Today the hill sits in residential suburban Nashville, marked with a state historical...
Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka,

All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is the...
South Mountain State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland

South Mountain, a ridge composed largely of resistant quartzite, posed a formidable...
Stones River National Battlefield

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The landscapes of Stones River National Battlefield have shaped and been shaped by the...
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

Stony Point, New York

Sir Henry Clinton, commander of the British forces in America, attempted to coerce...
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area tells the whole story of the Civil War,...
Tupelo National Battlefield

Tupelo, Mississippi

For many visitors, standing at the one-acre memorial site it is difficult to imagine more...
War In The Pacific National Historical Park

Hagatna, Guam

At War in the Pacific National Historical Park the former battlefields, gun emplacements...
Washita Battlefield National Historical Site

Cheyenne, Oklahoma

The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col....
White Bird Battlefield

Spalding, Idaho

Whitebird Battlefield is located 15 minutes south of Grangeville, Idaho on U.S. Highway...
Whitestone Hill Battlefield

Kulm, North Dakota

On September 3, 1863, General Alfred Sully's troops attacked a tipi camp of Yanktonai,...
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Republic, Missouri

The Wilson's Creek Civil War Museum (formerly the General Sweeny Museum) contains an...
Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association

Rochester, Minnesota

The Wood Lake Battle Site is the location where the final hostile actions of the Lower...
Yorktown Battlefield

Yorktown, Virginia

At this site in 1781, the British army under Lord Cornwallis surrendered to General...