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5th Maine Regiment Museum

Peaks Island, Maine

This museum is a civil war memorial and a cultural center in Peaks Island, Maine. The...
Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum

Harrogate, Tennessee

Located on the beautiful campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee,...
Adams County Historical Society

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The society manages a museum in Shmucker Hall of the Luthern Theological Seminary, which...
Alabama Capitol

Montgomery, Alabama

Completed in 1851, this National Historic Landmark is a museum of state history and...
Alexandria Township Historical Society & Prevost House

Milford, New Jersey

The Alexandria Historical Society meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30PM. Meetings...
American Civil War Museum Of Ohio

Bowling Green, Ohio

The American Civil War Museum of Ohio feature dioramas, mannequins, audio visual tools...
Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville, Georgia

Camp Sumter, commonly called Andersonville, was one of the largest military prisons...
Anna Jarvis Birthplace Museum/McClellan Headquarters

Grafton, West Virginia

Birthplace of the Founder of Mother's Day, this house was the first field headquarters of...
Antietam National Battlefield

Sharpsburg, Maryland

It was at this battlefield that the Civil War saw its bloodiest single day battle. The...
Appomattox Court House National Park

Appomattox, Virginia

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the Civil War on April...
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...
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington, Virginia

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia is a military cemetery...
Banning Residence Museum

Wilmington, California

The house is restored with Victorian style furniture to look as it did when the Banning...
Barbour County Historical Museum

Philippi, West Virginia

Battle Of Lexington State Historic Site

Lexington, Missouri

The house, which changed hands three times,  provided the downstairs hallway where...
Battle Of Richmond Visitor Center

Richmond, Kentucky

In late August 1862, Confederates under Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith defeated a Union army...
Beauvoir: The Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library

Biloxi, Mississippi

The house was built by James Brown, a wealthy plantation owner from Madison County,...
Bedford City & County Museum

Bedford, Virginia

This local history museum is housed in a former Masonic Temple dating from 1895. It...
Belle Boyd House Museums And Gardens

Martinsburg, West Virginia

The historic home, built in 1853, features several different exhibits detailing American...
Belle Grove Plantation

Middletown, Virginia

Belle Grove was home to the sister, Nelly Conway Madison, of President James Madison....
Bennett Place

Durham, North Carolina

In 1865 the Confederate General Johnston and Union General Sherman met at the Bennett...
Bentonville Battlefield

Four Oaks, North Carolina

In addition to the fiber-optic display, Bentonville's remaining exhibits have received a...
Bethel Cemetery

Knoxville, Tennessee

Located on Bethel Avenue and down the road from the Mabry-Hazen House, the Bethel...
Blandford Church And Cemetery

Petersburg, Virginia

This 18th-century church became a memorial to the Southern soldiers who died during the...
Bleak House

Knoxville, Tennessee

Bleak House, an antebellum mansion of fifteen spacious rooms and wide halls, stands well...
Bluegrass Heritage Museum

Winchester, Kentucky

This three-floor museum in the 1894 Guerrant Clinic building focuses on the history of...
Booker T. Washington National Monument

Hardy, Virginia

Author and orator Booker T. Washington was born in this small plantation, where he...
Boonsborough Museum Of History

Boonsboro, Maryland

The Boonsborough Museum of History houses a varied collection of historical objects...
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...
Bull Shoals Historical Society & Museum

Bull Shoals, Arkansas

This museum interprets the history of Bull Shoals, Ark., "The Best Little Town by a...
California State Military Museum

Sacramento, California

With exhibits on every war from the Civil War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Camp Floyd/stagecoach Inn State Park Museum

Fairfield, Utah

Camp Floyd / Stagecoach Inn State Park Museum is Utah's link with the Civil War. The...
Camp Moore

Kentwood, Louisiana

In May 1861, the site for the camp was selected and the troops began to arrive. The new...
Carnton Plantation And Battlefield

Franklin, Tennessee

Carnton was built in 1826 by former Nashville mayor Randal McGavock (1768-1843)....
Carter House

Franklin, Tennessee

The modest brick home was commandeered to be used as the Federal Command Post while the...
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park And Museum

Cass, West Virginia

Nestled in the mountains of West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad State Park offers...
Cedar Creek National Historical Park

Middletown, Virginia

At the time of European contact American Indian groups, including Piedmont Siouans,...
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Washington, District Of Columbia

In the 19th century the C&O Canal provided jobs and opportunities for people...
Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, the gateway to...
Chimborazo Medical Museum

Richmond, Virginia

The city was flooded with casualties after the first battle of Manassas during the Civil...
City Point Early History Museum At St. Dennis Chapel

Hopewell, Virginia

This local museum documents the history of Hopewell, Virginia. This museum features...
Civil War Museum

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Through state-of-the-art museum technology, life-size dioramas, and interactive engaging...
Civil War Museum At Tredegar Iron Works

Richmond, Virginia

Tredegar was the main production site for Confederate War material, and its five...
Clarksburg Downtown Historical District

Clarksburg, West Virginia

Clarksburg was the birthplace of Stonewall Jackson. The 16-block area includes the Neo...
Clyde Heritage League: Mcpherson Home

Clyde, Ohio

General James B. McPherson (1828-1864) was born and raised in Clyde and graduated first...
Collierville Historic District

Collierville, Tennessee

The Historic District Merchants Association was founded in 1996 by the many independent...
Confederate Memorial Museum And Cemetery

Atoka, Oklahoma

From pre-historic bones, the Choctaw Trail of Tears and a stop on the Butterfield Stage...
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site

Higginsville, Missouri

The Civil War may have ended in 1865, but vivid memories of the "Lost Cause"...
Cotton Gin Park

Franklin, Tennessee

This one acre historic park is a monument to the assault on the Cotton Gin during the...
Cottonlandia Museum

Greenwood, Mississippi

The archaeology collection, on loan from the L.B. Jones Trust, is immense, and includes...
Cross County Historical Society

Wynne, Arkansas

The extensive archival collection held by this local history organization allows visitors...
Danville Museum Of Fine Arts And History

Danville, Virginia

This 1857 Italian Villa house is best known as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy, but...
David Wills House

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Civil War came to the doorstep of the Wills home in 1863. During the Confederate...
Donaldsonville Historic District

Donaldsonville, Louisiana

The Donaldsonville Historic District is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River...
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House

Waldorf, Maryland

The home of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, famous for giving medical attention to John Wilkes Booth...
Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Hillsboro, West Virginia

Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park is located in the Greenbrier River Valley north of...
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Wilmington, California

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of...
Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

Salisbury, Maryland

The Center is open to all scholars, historians and genealogists of all skill levels with...
Executive Mansion

Springfield, Illinois

Carefully restored in 1971, the building houses many treasures. When you walk inside, you...
Fairfield Heritage Association: Sherman House Museum

Lancaster, Ohio

The original frame home built in 1811 consists of a parlor/dining room, kitchen, master...
Farnsworth House Inn

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Enjoy a variety of period specialty fare brought by servers in period dress at the...
Farragut Folklife Museum

Farragut, Tennessee

The Farragut Folklife Museum is a treasure chest of artifacts and photographs, which tell...
First Territorial Capitol

Fort Riley, Kansas

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

Pensacola, Florida

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

Fernandina Beach, Florida

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

Delaware City, Delaware

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

Washington, District Of Columbia

A "park for all seasons" describes the 376 rolling wooded acres that make up...
Fort Foote

Fort Washington, Maryland

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

Dauphin Island, Alabama

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

Franklin, Tennessee

View the city of Franklin from this historic trail. Fort Granger is located behind...
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 Mcree

Gulf Breeze, Florida

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

Hampton, Virginia

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

Petersburg, West Virginia

Federal or Confederate troops occupied this hill and its surrounding area beginning at...
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 Pulaski National Monument

Savannah, Georgia

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

Washington, District Of Columbia

Frederick Douglass' life spanned nearly eighty years, from the time that slavery was...
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...
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Ellenton, Florida

The Gamble Plantation's history stretches from Major Robert Gamble, who presided over a...
Garrett County Historical Society Museum

Oakland, Maryland

To help retain the story of Maryland's westernmost county, this museum was established by...
George Tyler Moore Civil War Center

St Shepherdstown, West Virginia

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...
Governor Ross Mansion And Plantation

Seaford, Delaware

This home belonged to William Henry Harrison Ross, who was the Governor of Delaware from...
Governors Island

New York, New York

Over the years, the island has served as the backdrop for a number of historic events. In...
Grand Caverns

Grottoes, Virginia

Grand Caverns is a stately and powerful example of Nature's handiwork. Gigantic...
Grant Cottage State Historic Site

Gansevoort, New York

It was in Joseph W. Drexel's Adirondack cottage that General Ulysses S. Grant died of...
Grant's Headquarters at City Point

Petersburg, Virginia

From June 1864 to April 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant directed the 10-month siege of...
Greenbrier Historical Society

Lewisburg, West Virginia

Greenbrier Historical Society is dedicated to community enrichment through the education...