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Amana Colonies

Amana, Iowa

The name Amana means to "remain faithful". It has, in many ways, remained...
Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum

St. Simons Island, Georgia

The Arthur J. Moore Methodist Museum, named after the Georgia Bishop of the Methodist...
Barratt's Chapel and Museum

Frederica, Delaware

Under the direction of John Wesley after the American Revolutionary War, Thomas Coke and...
Bear Lake State Park

Garden City, Utah

The Bear Lake Valley was first inhabited by Shoshoni Tribes, then fur trappers. Between...
Biblical Resource Center

Collierville, Tennessee

The refurbished historic structure houses a library, theater, Bible lab, museum store,...
Bishop Hill

Bishop Hill, Illinois

Many consider the Jansonist emigration as the beginning of Swedish America. A number of...
Bishop White House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tours are limited to 10 people, and tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served...
Boiling Spring Academy

Brentwood, Tennessee

The Boiling Spring Academy is a restored 1830 one room school house located in Primm...
Brigham Young Winter Home

St. George, Utah

This historic home contains Victorian and early pioneer style furnishings, including...
Canterbury Shaker Village

Canterbury, New Hampshire

Canterbury Shaker Village was established in 1792 when followers of founder Mother Ann...
Cathedral Basilica Of Saint Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida

First completed in 1565 of pine posts and cypress fronds by the founders of the city and...
Centennial Cottege

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

The house is constructed in the Chalet style, reminiscent of Swiss and Bavarian Alpine...
Christ Church And Burial Ground

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“No other church has played a more significant role in our nation’s birth...
Christ Episcopal Church

Napoleonville, Louisiana

One of the oldest Episcopal churches west of the Mississippi River, Christ Episcopal...
Church Of San Germán Auxerre

San Germán, Puerto Rico

The Church of San Germán Auxerre overlooks the town of San Germán's main...
Convento De Porta Coeli

San Germàn, Puerto Rico

Dominican friars built the Convento de Porta Coeli in 1609 at the crest of a hill in what...
Cove Fort

Between Fillmore and Beaver, Utah

The construction of the fort was over-seen by Ira Hinckley. The fort provided safety,...
Diocese Of Helena

Helena, Montana

The Vicariate Apostolate of Nebraska was erected for Montana east of the Cascade...
Dominican Sisters Of St. Cecilia

Nashville, Tennessee

In her history of St. Cecilia Congregation, The Nashville Dominicans, Sister Rose Marie...
Echo Church And Museum

Echo, Utah

This 1876 church is now a museum with a photographs collection and docent-led tours.
Ephrata Cloister

Ephrata, Pennsylvania

One of America's earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732...
Evangelical Historical Society

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The society is located on the second floor of the Philip Schaff Library at Lancaster...
First African Baptist Church

Lexington, Kentucky

The First African Baptist Church was founded c.1790 to serve the religious needs of...
First Indian Presbyterian Church

Kamiah, Idaho

Located on the first Kamiah town site in East Kamiah, the Rev. and Mrs. Henry T. Cowley...
First Reformed Church Of Fishkill

Fishkill, New York

The church itself is one of the most historic buildings in all of Dutchess County. This...
Fort Douglas

Fort Douglas, Utah

The 1862 fort was built to protect telegraph and railroad lines from the Indian...
Friends Meeting House

Lincoln, Rhode Island

The Quakers can boast of a long and rich historical legacy in America. The Lincoln, Rhode...
Friends Of White Water Shaker Village

Cincinnati, Ohio

The nucleus of the White Water settlement formed in 1822 when members of the Union...
Great Stone Face

Delta, Utah

When the Mormon Pioneers traveled hundreds of miles by wagon train and handcarts to...
Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock, Massachusetts

The Shakers trace their beginnings to Manchester, England, in 1747. They called...
Historic Fallsington

Fallsington, Pennsylvania

In 1690, Samuel Burgess donated six acres to the Meeting for construction of the first...
Iowa Jewish Historical Society

Des Moines, Iowa

IJHS collects Jewish organizational papers, artifacts and photographs, artifacts from...
Jewish Museum Of Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore runs this museum about the Jewish...
Joseph Smith Memorial Birthplace

South Royalton, Vermont

Born in Sharon, Vermont, on 23 December 1805, Joseph Smith Jr. was destined for a life of...
Kentucky Museum

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus, this two-floor museum features...
Lincoln Family Church

Springfield, Illinois

The Lincoln family began attending the church in 1850 after the death of three-year-old...
Lovely Lane Museum & Archives

Baltimore, Maryland

Lovely Lane United Methodist Church houses a museum to the history of this denomination...
Main And Military Plazas Historic District

San Antonio, Texas

The Main and Military Plazas Historic District incorporates two plazas and surrounding...
Mennonite Heritage Center

Harleysville, Pennsylvania

Its architecture, with lines modeling the simplicity of traditional Pennsylvania...
Mission House

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Following ministerial studies at Yale, Reverend John Sergeant moved to the south...
Mission Houses Museum

Honolulu, Hawaii

Built between 1821 and 1841, these three missions served as homes and workplaces for the...
Mission Tejas State Park

Grapeland, Texas

The Spanish mission was established in 1690. Also in the park is the restored Rice Family...
Mountain Meadows Massacre Site

Mountain Meadows, Utah

Amidst threats of war and previous persecution, the Mormons of the Utah territory...
Museum Of The Historical Society Of Ocean Grove

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

The Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Ocean Grove, recording the history...
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana

The New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum provides a wide range of spiritual services....
Oakley Historic Area

Oakley, Idaho

South of Burley near City of Rocks National Reserve, this town was founded by Mormon...
Old Dutch Church Of Sleepy Hollow

Tarrytown, New York

Surrounded by (and often confused with) Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, the church and its...
Old Economy Village

Ambridge, Pennsylvania

In 1804, the followers of the Separatist George Rapp (1757-1847) emigrated to America...
Old School Meetinghouse

Southampton, Pennsylvania

This meetinghouse preserves three hundred years of church history in Southampton, which...
Pimeria Alta Museum

Nogales, Arizona

Fray Marcos de Niza first entered the Santa Cruz Valley in 1539, well before the first...
Pipe Spring National Monument

Fredonia, Arizona

In the 1860s Mormon pioneers from St. George, Utah, led by James M. Whitmore brought...
Rehoboth Methodist Church & Museum

Union, West Virginia

Newly-arrived pioneers organized a Methodist church in the vicinity of Union in late 1784...
Roger Williams National Memorial

Providence, Rhode Island

The Roger Williams National Memorial is located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island....
Russian Orthodox Museum

Anchorage,

The Museum features artifacts dating from eighteenth century Russian America (now Alaska...
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village And Museum

New Gloucester, Maine

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community was founded in 1783, in what was then called...
Saint Louis Cathedral

New Orleans, Louisiana

Since 1727 New Orleanians have worshipped in churches on this site. Half a dozen years...
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site

Mount Vernon, New York

St. Paul's Church helps to tell the story of the development of colonial society and the...
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

San Antonio, Texas

Within 13 years, five were located along the San Antonio River. The missions’...
San Fernando Cathedral

San Antonio, Texas

By the mid-1860s the population of San Antonio had outgrown the original structure. The...
San Francisco De Asis Mission Church

Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

San Francisco de Asís Mission Church, c. 1772, is one of the best known and most...
San Miguel Mission

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The city of Santa Fe was founded in 1610, and El San Miguel (St. Michael's) Mission...
Sandy Spring Museum

Sandy Spring, Maryland

The Sandy Spring Museum's extensive artifact and document collection illuminates the rich...
Shaker Museum And Library

Old Chatham, New York

The museum celebrates Columbia County's strong heritage of Shakers, an 18th century...
Silver Terrace Cemeteries

Virginia City, Nevada

Beginning in the 1860s, a wide variety of fraternal, civic and religious groups...
Socorro Mission

El Paso, Texas

The original Franciscan mission, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del...
Southern Baptist Historical Library

Nashville, Tennessee

With more than 30,000 books and 17,000 reels of microfilm containing 13 million pages of...
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church

Paincourtville, Louisiana

St. Elizabeth Catholic Church is a large brick basilican plan Gothic style church near...
St. Fidelis Catholic Church

Victoria, Kansas

 With a seating capacity of 1,100, St. Fidelis was the largest church west of the...
St. Joseph's Mission

Lapwai, Idaho

This first mission for the Nez Perce Indians was built in 1874 near Mission Creek on land...
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

Fillmore, Utah

In anticipation of Utah's statehood, Brigham Young directed construction of the building...
Union Church Of Pocantico Hills

Tarrytown, New York

Visitors marvel at the colorful rose window created for the church by Henri Matisse. The...
Union Meetinghouse

Gilford, New Hampshire

Following the Civil War, the building came into possession of the Methodist-Episcopal...
Washington National Cathedral

Washington, District Of Columbia

Since the first services were held in Bethlehem Chapel, Washington National Cathedral has...
William Miller Home And Farm

Whitehall, New York

After a period of religious doubt and time spent as a lieutenant and captain during the...
Ysleta Mission

El Paso, Texas

The church was partially destroyed during a disastrous fire in 1907, but was...