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Alamo

San Antonio, Texas

Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the...
Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

Unalaska, Alaska

This little known site of arduous WWII battles is located on a rich and remote...
Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville, Georgia

Camp Sumter, commonly called Andersonville, was one of the largest military prisons...
Antietam National Battlefield

Sharpsburg, Maryland

It was at this battlefield that the Civil War saw its bloodiest single day battle. The...
Apple River Fort

Elizabeth, Illinois

The war, which lasted only 16 weeks, ended the threat of Indian attacks in the area and...
Appomattox Court House National Park

Appomattox, Virginia

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War on April...
Arkansas Post National Memorial

Gillett, Arkansas

Arkansas Post became part of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803....
Banadero Cave

Saipan,

The Marianas were captured by Japan in 1914 and became a bloody battle ground in World...
Battle Of Plattsburgh Center And War Of 1812 Museum

Plattsburgh, New York

The Battle of Plattsburgh Association runs the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center...
Beaver Area Heritage Foundation

Beaver, Pennsylvania

Founded in 1967 in Beaver, PA, 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, the Beaver Area Heritage...
Benicia Historical Museum

Benicia, California

During the 19th century, when Benecia was first being settled, the military built an...
Bent's Old Fort

La Junta, Colorado

William and Charles Bent, along with Ceran St. Vrain, built the original fort on this...
Bentonville Battlefield

Four Oaks, North Carolina

In addition to the fiber-optic display, Bentonville's remaining exhibits have received a...
Boston Harbor Islands

Boston, Massachusetts

Many of the Boston Harbor Islands contain buildings and structures related to such uses...
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

Tupelo, Mississippi

Near the monument, visitors can study two signs that provide information about the battle...
Camp Moore

Kentwood, Louisiana

In May 1861, the site for the camp was selected and the troops began to arrive. The new...
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...
Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga, Tennessee

On Dec. 25, 1863, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, “The Rock of Chickamauga,"...
Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

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

Highland Falls, New York

In 1778, less than halfway through the Revolutionary War, the Americans were able to...
Cove Fort

Between Fillmore and Beaver, Utah

The construction of the fort was over-seen by Ira Hinckley. The fort provided safety,...
Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, New York

During the French and Indian War, Ft. Fredric served as a critical French Bastion...
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Wilmington, California

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of...
El Morro (fort San Felipe Del Morro)

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, this fort sits atop a high promontory...
Estrella Warbird Museum

Paso Robles, California

From jeeps, side arms, early year aircraft, fighter jets recently retired from active...
First Territorial Capitol

Fort Riley, Kansas

Governor Andrew Reeder picked this location, away from the proslavery influence of...
Fort Abercrombie

Abercrombie, North Dakota

It was also the only post in the area to be besieged by Dakota (Sioux) warriors for more...
Fort Adams

Newport, Rhode Island

Just a short drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coastal...
Fort Barrancas

Pensacola, Florida

The Fort Barrancas Area is on Taylor Road approximately a half mile east from the Museum...
Fort Bedford Museum

Bedford, Pennsylvania

The fort was used as the staging point for a number of successful raids during the war....
Fort Benton Historical Complex

Fort Benton, Montana

On the banks of the Missouri River, in the city park, stands a square bastion and...
Fort Bowie

Bowie, Arizona

It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuit of...
Fort Bridger

Fort Bridger, Wyoming

It was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850s, and then became a military outpost in...
Fort Brown

Brownsville, Texas

The initial fort was an earthen fortification constructed by Taylor's troops and called...
Fort Buenaventura

Ogden, Utah

One of the most fascinating periods in Western American folklore is the mountain man era...
Fort Buford

Williston, North Dakota

Fort Buford was a United States Army base established in 1866 at the confluence of the...
Fort Caroline National Memorial

Jacksonville, Florida

The need to compete with their ocean-spanning 16th-century rivals, the Spanish, chased...
Fort Caspar Museum

Casper, Wyoming

Here visitors explore central Wyoming's regional history museum, featuring exhibits on...
Fort Chokonikla

Bowling Green, Florida

During the 1840s, tensions between the settlers and Seminole Indians prompted authorities...
Fort Christian

Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Governor Jørgen Iversen led the second expeditionary force from Denmark to St....
Fort Churchill State Historic Park

Silver Springs, Nevada

Fort Churchill was once an active U.S. Army fort. Built in 1861 to provide protection for...
Fort Clinch State Park

Fernandina Beach, Florida

Although no battles were fought here, the fort was garrisoned during both the Civil and...
Fort Cooper State Park

Inverness, Florida

Located in what is today Fort Cooper State Park, visitors can tour the fort, traverse the...
Fort Dallas And The William Wagner House

Miami, Florida

Located in Miami's Lummus Park, Fort Dallas and the William Wagner House offer unique...
Fort Davis

Fort Davis, Texas

From 1854 until 1891, troops stationed at the post protected emigrants, freighters, mail...
Fort De Chartres

Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

This site marks the location of the last of three successive forts named “de Chartres”...
Fort Delaware State Park

Delaware City, Delaware

Established as a Delaware State Park in 1951, Fort Delaware State Park is on an island...
Fort Deseret

Delta, Utah

The fort was constructed of adobe mud and straw in only 18 days by 98 men. It was 550'...
Fort Dodge

Fort Dodge, Kansas

Situated on a site once used as a camping ground by wagon trains, Fort Dodge was a supply...
Fort Douglas

Fort Douglas, Utah

The 1862 fort was built to protect telegraph and railroad lines from the Indian...
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 Fetterman

Douglas, Wyoming

As an outpost of civilization on the Western frontier, the fort represented protection...
Fort Foote

Fort Washington, Maryland

This seacoast fort was built in 1862 to protect against naval bombardment after the...
Fort Fred Steele

Rawlins, Wyoming

The construction of the Trans Continental Union Pacific Railroad across southern Wyoming...
Fort Fredrica National Monument

St. Simons Island, Georgia

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

Hays, Kansas

Generals George A. Custer, Nelson Miles and Philip Sheridan, Major Reno, William "...
Fort Jefferson National Park

Dry Tortugas, Florida

The construction of the fort began in 1846 and was planned and supervised by the U.S....
Fort Kaskaskia

Ellis Grove, Illinois

Founded in 1703, the town was for more than a century the region’s principal...
Fort Laramie

Fort Laramie, Wyoming

Indians, trappers, traders, missionaries, emigrants, gold seekers, soldiers, cowboys and...
Fort Lee Historic Park

Fort Lee, New York

In the southern portion of the Historic Park, winding paths lead past a reconstructed...
Fort Mackinac

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Fort Mackinac was a major military outpost during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812...
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 Mcree

Gulf Breeze, Florida

At the eastern end of Perdido Key is an area once used by the U.S. Army to defend...
Fort Meigs

Perrysburg, Ohio

This site is a reconstruction of an important American fort that withstood a British...
Fort Michilimackinac

Mackinaw City, Michigan

Much of this site is geared toward young children. Kids can pretend to be soldiers by...
Fort Mifflin On The Delaware

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Originally built in 1771 and continuously used by the U.S. Army until 1952, Fort Mifflin...
Fort Mims

Stockton, Alabama

In 1813, people on America’s southwestern frontier were fearful. The Redstick...
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum

Hampton, Virginia

Completed in 1834 and named in honor of President Monroe, the entire stone fort is a...
Fort Morgan

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Completed in 1834, Fort Morgan was active during four wars — the Civil War, the...
Fort Mose Historic State Park

St. Augustine, Florida

The power politics of 18th century England and Spain reached across the Atlantic to the...
Fort Mulligan At Petersburg

Petersburg, West Virginia

Federal or Confederate troops occupied this hill and its surrounding area beginning at...
Fort Nashborough

Nashville, Tennessee

John Donelson and James Robertson were both leading settlement parties when they...
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Farmington, Pennsylvania

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French...
Fort Negley

Nashville, Tennessee

At the Visitors Center, the film, "The Fall of Nashville" reenacts how the...
Fort Norfolk

Norfolk, Virginia

Stepping through the fort's arched entryway transports visitors to another era. The fort'...
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site

Banner, Wyoming

Visitors are invited to explore the grounds of this famous site. Historic features and...
Fort Pickens

Pensacola, Florida

The fort was begun in 1829, completed in 1834, and used until the 1940s. Geronimo spent...
Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Henning, Tennessee

This state park was the site of two Civil War battles, in 1862 and 1864. The 1,642 acre...
Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

One of the most important sites of the French and Indian War, this museum tells the story...
Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park

Fort Plain, New York

A significant fort during the Revolutionary War, Fort Plain in the Mohawk Valley exists...
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 Roberdeau

Altoona, Pennsylvania

This fort, built by General Daniel Roberdeau, set out to produce lead to make ammunition...
Fort Sam Houston Museum

Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Exhibits at the Fort Sam Houston Museum depict the history of the installation in...
Fort San Cristobal

San Juan, Puerto Rico

This fort stands guard at where once was the eastern gate to the walled city of Old San...
Fort Selden State Monument

Radium Springs, New Mexico

Built on the banks of the Rio Grande, this adobe fort housed units of the U.S. Infantry...
Fort St. Joseph Museum

Niles, Michigan

Featured exhibits portray the history of Fort St. Joseph, built by the French in 1691,...
Fort Stanton

Roswell, New Mexico

Fort Stanton was established on May 4, 1855 to protect Hispanic settlements along the Rio...
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 Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, New York

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

Fort Totten, North Dakota

Initially, the fort policed the surrounding reservation. The soldiers enforced the peace...
Fort Toulouse/fort Jackson

Wetumpka, Alabama

Nestled at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers 15 miles north of Montgomery...
Fort Union National Monument

Watrous, New Mexico

Fort Union was established in 1851 as the guardian of the Santa Fe Trail. During its...
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Williston, North Dakota

At this post, the Assiniboine, Crow, Cree, Ojibway, Blackfeet, Hidatsa, and other tribes...
Fort Vasquez Museum

Platteville, Colorado

This is the site of an 1835 fur-trading fort, following the paths of founders Louis...
Fort Ward Museum

Alexandria, Virginia

This well-preserved Union fort, located just outside Washington DC, is complete with a...
Fort Washington

Fort Washington, Maryland

At this 180-year-old fort visitors explore the the outer defense for Washington, DC...
Fort Wayne

Detroit, Michigan

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