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Adam Thoroughgood House

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The most surprising aspect of this very old house for today's visitors is its size--it...
Albuquerque Museum Of Art And History

Albuquerque, New Mexico

An exhibition of local history depicts four hundred years of the history of Albuquerque...
Allee House

Smyrna, Delaware

According to tradition, the Allee House was built about 1753 by Abraham Allee, the son of...
Alutiiq Museum

Kodiak, Alaska

The Alutiiq Museum, located on the first floor of the Alutiiq Cultural Center, traces the...
Amana Colonies

Amana, Iowa

The name Amana means to "remain faithful". It has, in many ways, remained...
Amherst History Museum

Amherst, Massachusetts

The Amherst History Museum opened in 1916 and is governed by the Amherst Historical...
Andres Pico Adobe

Mission Hills, California

Inside are museum displays of native American beads, Mission and Spanish-Mexican era...
Archaeology Institute At The University Of West Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Besides functioning as an archaeological research facility, the Archaeology Institute at...
Arkansas Post National Memorial

Gillett, Arkansas

Arkansas Post became part of the United States following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803....
Augustus Lutheran Church

Collegeville, Pennsylvania

The first church building of Augustus Lutheran Church is still standing and is the oldest...
Bacon's Castle

Surry, Virginia

It's not really a castle, nor was it the home of rebellion leader Nathaniel Bacon, but it...
Belle Grove Plantation

Middletown, Virginia

Belle Grove was home to the sister, Nelly Conway Madison, of President James Madison....
Billingsley House Museum

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Although Major John Billingsley never lived on the property he acquired from Lord...
Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Austin, Texas

Three floors of exhibits -- three themes as big as Texas history: Land, Identity and...
Brooke County Museum

Wellsburg, West Virginia

The Museum is housed in the original 1794 Miller's Tavern and Inn located next to old...
Buffalo Bill Museum And Grave

Golden, Colorado

See Sitting Bull's bow and arrows, Buffalo Bill's show outfits, Frederick Remington's...
Cabrillo National Monument

San Diego, California

As the park’s namesake, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition...
Caguana Ceremonial Park

Utuado, Puerto Rico

When the first Spaniards arrived on the island more than 500 years ago, they encountered...
Cane River National Heritage Area

Natchitoches, Louisiana

The City of Natchitoches was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis, making...
Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury, New Hampshire

Canterbury Shaker Village was established in 1792 when followers of founder Mother Ann...
Cape Henry Memorial

Yorktown, Virginia

According to George Percy, one of the early settlers, "The nine and twentieth day we...
Carlyle House

Alexandria, Virginia

This 18th-century home was used by General Braddock as his headquarters during the French...
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...
Channel Islands National Park

Ventura, California

The Channel Islands have attracted many explorers, scientists and historians during the...
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site

Sullivan's Island, South Carolina

Snee Farm, Pinckney’s coastal plantation, offers an opportunity to learn about the...
Charlotte Amalia Historic District

Charlotte Amalia, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Charlotte Amalia, the first permanent European settlement on St. Thomas Island, was...
Charlotte County Historical Center

Port Charlotte, Florida

Charlotte County Historical Center, located at Bayshore Live Oak Park on beautiful...
Chelsea Plantation

West Point, Virginia

Furnished with period antiques and a large collection of paintings, this 1709 brick house...
Chesapeake Bay Center

Virginia Beach, Virginia

This environmentally focused, interactive visitor information center in First Landing...
Christiansted National Historic Site

Christiansted, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Christiansted National Historic Site, on the island of St Croix in the Virgin Islands,...
City Of Sanibel Historical Village & Museum

Sanibel, Florida

This historical village has ben restored with pioneer buildings. Sanibel Historical...
City Point Early History Museum At St. Dennis Chapel

Hopewell, Virginia

This local museum documents the history of Hopewell, Virginia. This museum features...
Claude Moore Colonial Farm At Turkey Run

McLean, Virginia

The Farm is managed and operated by the Friends of Claude Moore Colonial Farm, through a...
Colonial Spanish Quarter

St. Augustine, Florida

As St. Augustine's sole living history museum, the Colonial Spanish Quarter offers a rare...
Colonial Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Virginia

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history...
Community Memorial Museum

Yuba City, California

The museum has a number of permanent exhibits on the Maidu Indians, early Sutter County...
Connecticut State Library & Supreme Court Building

Hartford, Connecticut

The library and court building became an important repository of local and state archival...
Crailo State Historic Site

Renesselaer, New York

This museum depicts colonial New Netherland history in the upper Hudson Valley....
Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point, New York

During the French and Indian War, Ft. Fredric served as a critical French Bastion...
Custom House Maritime Museum

New London, Connecticut

NLMS was formed in 1983 by a group of concerned citizens looking to save New London's "...
Daniel Boone Homestead

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

The Daniel Boone Homestead, located near Reading, Pennsylvania, is a state historic site...
Davenport House Museum

Savannah, Georgia

The Davenport House was opened as a museum in 1963 and recently restored to its original...
David Bradford House

Washington, Pennsylvania

Bradford was by all means an upstanding citizen, serving at one point as the Deputy...
De Soto National Memorial

Bradenton, Florida

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

Bushkill, Pennsylvania

For 40 miles the Middle Delaware River passes between low forested mountains with barely...
Denver Mint

Denver, Colorado

Since Congress created the United States Mint on April 2, 1792, it has grown tremendously...
Dewitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum

Williamsburg, Virginia

The museum journeys through the history of Williamsburg and also connects the city to...
Dow Museum Of Historic Houses

St. Augustine, Florida

The nine houses in the Dow Museum of Historic Homes, dating from 1790 to 1910, are...
Dunlawton Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

Port Orange, Florida

Interpretive signs recount the history of this famous 16th century sugar mill and of the...
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

New York, New York

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a visual treat for everyone who looks up and sees it...
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...
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...
Eureka Schoolhouse

Springfield, Vermont

The careful reconstruction of this historic building was completed in 1968 by the Eureka...
Fairfax Stone State Park

Thomas, West Virginia

The Fairfax Stone is one of the oldest markers in the United States.  It marks marks...
First Capitol

Belmont, Wisconsin

The First Capitol site features two buildings used during the 1836 Territorial...
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Florissant, Colorado

The fossils, rocks, hills, and valleys that make up Florissant Fossil Beds National...
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 Caroline National Memorial

Jacksonville, Florida

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

Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Governor Jørgen Iversen led the second expeditionary force from Denmark to St....
Fort De Chartres

Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

This site marks the location of the last of three successive forts named “de Chartres”...
Fort Fredrica National Monument

St. Simons Island, Georgia

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

Ellis Grove, Illinois

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

St. Augustine, Florida

The Spanish completed Fort Matanzas in 1742 to protect Matanzas Inlet, the "backdoor...
Fort Mose Historic State Park

St. Augustine, Florida

The power politics of 18th century England and Spain reached across the Atlantic to the...
Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Farmington, Pennsylvania

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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

One of the most important sites of the French and Indian War, this museum tells the story...
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Manteo, North Carolina

The stories of Roanoke Island are told by exhibits, artifacts and the 17-minute park...
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 Stanwix

Rome, New York

Known as "the fort that never surrendered," Fort Stanwix, under the command of...
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...
Foster Preservation Society

Foster, Rhode Island

The society's office is located in the lower level of the old Town House, built by...
Fosterfields Living History Farm

Morristown, New Jersey

Originally owned by General Joseph Revere, grandson of Paul Revere, the property is now...
Gari Melchers Home And Studio

Fredericksburg, Virginia

This colonial-era home, known as Belmont, was built on a hill outside Fredericksburg...
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...
George Washington Birthplace

Colonial Beach, Virginia

The Memorial House and Colonial Kitchen were constructed in 1931 to recreate the home in...
Gloria Dei Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Imagine the transformation - town becomes city - 13 colonies become a nation –...
Government House Museum

St. Augustine, Florida

Since the late 16th century, Government House, located at the west end of the Plaza in...
Great Falls Park And Patowmack Canal

McLean, Virginia

George Washington dreamed of opening up the undeveloped Ohio territory by making the...
Greensboro Historical Museum

Greensboro, North Carolina

Visit the museum and view a vintage moving picture in the Crystal Theatre, listen in on a...
Groveland Museum

Groveland, California

With displays about Spanish settlement, local agricultural history, historic newspapers,...
Gunston Hall Plantation

Mason Neck, Virginia

George Mason was instrumental in the framing of the United States government, but he...
Hacienda Buena Vista

Ponce, Puerto Rico

Hacienda Buena Vista, considered one of Puerto Rico's best remaining examples of a coffee...
Hacienda De Los Martinez

Taos, New Mexico

Built in 1804 by Severino Martin (later changed to Martinez), this fortress-like building...
Halifax Historical Museum

Daytona Beach, Florida

Housed in the former 1910 Merchant's Bank building, the museum exhibits the history of...
Hampton History Museum

Hampton, Virginia

This museum features exhibits spanning four centuries, beginning with Native Americans...
Hendrick I. Lott House

Brooklyn, New York

The Lott House, as it is presently configured, was constructed in 1800 by Hendrick I....
Henricus Historical Park

Chester, Virginia

Henricus was an early settlement established on Indian land by Sir Thomas Dale in 1611 as...
Henry Antes House

Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania

This pre-1760s massive stone home is a classic example of early Germanic settlement in...
Hernando De Soto State Archaeological Site

Tallahassee, Florida

Today, there is no visible evidence of Hernando de Soto's occupation of this site...
High Point Museum

High Point, North Carolina

The Museum is operated by the High Point Historical Society, a private, non-profit...
Historic Brattonsville

McConnells, South Carolina

Historic Brattonsville is a 775-acre historic site that includes a Revolutionary War...
Historic Crab Orchard Museum And Pioneer Park

Tazewell, Virginia

This elegant historic house (Higginbotham House Museum) contains colonial furnishings. (...
Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown, Virginia

Founded by the Virginia Company on May 14, 1607, this historic site is the first...
Historic Kenmore Plantation

Fredericksburg, Virginia

One of Virginia's most elegant colonial mansions, Kenmore was built in the 1770s by...
Historic London Town And Gardens

Edgewater, Maryland

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

Staten Island, New York

The village area occupies 25 acres of a 100-acre site with about 15 restored buildings,...
Historic Spanish Point

Osprey, Florida

Sitting upon 30 acres, this museum features a number of regional history exhibits....