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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...
Airborne & Special Operations Museum

Fayetteville, North Carolina

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will provide a unique educational experience...
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...
Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, California

The history of Alcatraz is surprising to those that only know the Hollywood version....
Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

Unalaska, Alaska

This little known site of arduous WWII battles is located on a rich and remote...
American Memorial

Saipan,

American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives...
Andersonville National Historic Site

Andersonville, Georgia

Camp Sumter, commonly called Andersonville, was one of the largest military prisons...
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....
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...
Banadero Cave

Saipan,

The Marianas were captured by Japan in 1914 and became a bloody battle ground in World...
Bannerman Castle Trust

Fishkill, New York

David Bannerman purchased the island from the Taft family in 1900 as a safe storage site...
Battle Acre Park

Dundalk, Maryland

The Battle of North Point occurred at this site on September 12, 1814. Battle Acre Park...
Battle Of Plattsburgh Center And War Of 1812 Museum

Plattsburgh, New York

The Battle of Plattsburgh Association runs the Battle of Plattsburgh Interpretive Center...
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...
Bethel Cemetery

Knoxville, Tennessee

Located on Bethel Avenue and down the road from the Mabry-Hazen House, the Bethel...
Big Hole National Battlefield

Wisdom, Montana

On August 9, 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp of Nez Perce....
Boston Harbor Islands

Boston, Massachusetts

Many of the Boston Harbor Islands contain buildings and structures related to such uses...
Brandywine Battlefield Park

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

On September 11, 1777, the Patriot army under George Washington came face to face with...
Buffalo And Erie County Naval And Military Park

Buffalo, New York

Besides viewing exhibits and ships, creative use of the park has spanned an incredibly...
California State Military Museum

Sacramento, California

With exhibits on every war from the Civil War to the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...
Camp Gordon Johnston Museum

Carrabelle, Florida

Carrabelle was the focal point of social life around the camp when it was open during...
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...
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 Air Museum

Atwater, California

The aircraft displayed at the Castle Air Museum, planes like the B-17 Flying Fortress,...
Cedar Creek National Historical Park

Middletown, Virginia

At the time of European contact American Indian groups, including Piedmont Siouans,...
Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga, Tennessee

On Dec. 25, 1863, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, “The Rock of Chickamauga,"...
Columbus Historical Society & Railroad Depot Museum

Columbus, New Mexico

The museum has a large collection of photos of scenes taken both in Columbus and...
Congressional Medal Of Honor Museum

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Panels list all of the Medal of Honor recipients to date and include such well-known...
Connor Battlefield

Ranchester, Wyoming

On August 28th, with the column located on Prairie Dog Creek, Pawnee Scouts arrived with...
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...
District of Columbia War Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

The District of Columbia War Memorial honors the 499 Washington D.C. soldiers who lost...
Dodona Manor

Leesburg, Virginia

The George C. Marshall International Center was founded to preserve Dodona Manor, the...
Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Wilmington, California

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of...
Eisenhower National Historic Site

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Located near Gettysburg Battlefield, this site was the home of the 34th President, Dwight...
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...
Elks National Veterans Memorial

Chicago, Illinois

Started in 1923, the Elks National Veterans Memorial honors the members of the Benevolent...
Estrella Warbird Museum

Paso Robles, California

From jeeps, side arms, early year aircraft, fighter jets recently retired from active...
Fannin Battleground State Historic Site

Fannin, Texas

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site encompasses more than 13 acres in Goliad County....
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 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 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 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 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 Garland Museum

Fort Garland, Colorado

Established in 1858 in southern Colorado, Fort Garland, with its garrison of over 100 men...
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 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 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 Morgan Museum

Fort Morgan, Colorado

The permanent and temporary exhibits at the museum showcase the variety of history and...
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 Pulaski National Monument

Savannah, Georgia

The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It...
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 Sill National Historic Landmark And Museum

Fort Sill, Oklahoma

The museum at Fort is the largest in the U.S. Army. Its education programs include...
Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith, Arkansas

A visit to the Fort Smith National Historic Site begins at the Visitor Center, located in...
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 Ticonderoga

Ticonderoga, New York

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