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Historical Museum Of Southern Florida

Miami, Florida

An expansive museum examining the history of southern Florida from the arrival of the...
Historical Society Of Frederick County

Frederick, Maryland

Located in the "Crossroads of American History," the Museum of Frederick County...
History Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Located in downtown Roanoke, the History Museum of Western Virginia covers centuries of...
Hope Lodge And Mather Mill

Fort Washington, Pennsylvania

Hope Lodge was built between 1743 and 1748 by Samuel Morris, a prosperous Quaker...
Jacksonville Museum Of Science & History

Jacksonville, Florida

The museum displays 12,000 years of history in the Currents of Time exhibit or explore...
Jamestown Settlement

Williamsburg, Virginia

This is the re-created Jamestown, which features the fort, three ships, and an Indian...
Jay Heritage Center

Rye, New York

Located on 23 acres in Westchester County, the Jay Heritage Center celebrates the boyhood...
Jefferson Patterson Park And Museum

St. Leonard, Maryland

Seventy archaelogical sites have discovered 9,000 years of human habitation of this area...
Johnson Hall State Historic Site

Johnstown, New York

Johnson Hall State Historic Site was the 1763 Georgian home and business headquarters for...
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Vergennes, Vermont

Focusing on the maritime history and nautical archaeology of the Champlain Valley, the...
Lefferts Historic House

Brooklyn, New York

Pieter Lefferts built the house around 1783, four generations after his ancestors arrived...
Lehigh Valley Heritage Center

Allentown, Pennsylvania

A museum exploring the history of the settlement of the Lehigh Valley. The museum traces...
Levi Shinn Log House

Shinnston, West Virginia

This late-18th-century colonial log cabin evokes the long-gone days of America's...
Lewes Historical Society Historic Complex Museums

Lewes, Delaware

The Society's museums include 12 historic properties, nine of which are located at the...
Lewis And Clark National Historical Park

Astoria, Oregon

The Park is made up of 12 park sites located on a 40-mile stretch of the Pacific coast...
Little Compton Historical Society & Wilbor House

Little Compton, Rhode Island

The town of Little Compton, Rhode Island, was founded by a band of explorers from...
Longfellow National Historic Site

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow National Historic Site preserves the home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, one...
Loudoun Museum

Leesburg, Virginia

The Loudoun Museum preserves and interprets the artifacts of Loudoun’s three-...
Lynnhaven House

Virginia Beach, Virginia

The 19th century burial ground of the Boush family stands watch to the south of the house...
Main And Military Plazas Historic District

San Antonio, Texas

The Main and Military Plazas Historic District incorporates two plazas and surrounding...
Mariposa Museum

Mariposa, California

The Museum features ofther mining equipment and historical buildings have been brought to...
Mary Point Great House And Factory

St. John, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

The Mary Point Great House and Factory, where cotton was cultivated and cattle grazed in...
Maryland State House

Annapolis, Maryland

The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use...
Matheson Museum

Gainesville, Florida

The museum is flanked by three other sites: The Matheson House dates from 1867 and...
Mcconnell Springs

Lexington, Kentucky

McConnell Springs is a significant site in Lexington history successfully preserved by...
Memucan Hughes Colonial House

Cape May, New Jersey

The mission of the Greater Cape May Historical Society is to collect, preserve, document...
Merchant's House Museum

New York, New York

Complete with the family’s original furnishings and personal possessions, the house...
Micanopy Historical Society Museum

Micanopy, Florida

An abundance of exhibits reside in the Micanopy Historical Society Museum, which is...
Mill At Anselma

Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, the Mill at Anselma...
Millyard Museum

Manchester, New Hampshire

The Millyard Museum is housed in Mill No. 3 at the corner of Commercial and Pleasant...
Mission House

Stockbridge, Massachusetts

Following ministerial studies at Yale, Reverend John Sergeant moved to the south...
Mission Of Nombre De Dios And Shrine Of Our Lady Of La Leche

St. Augustine, Florida

The long history of the Mission of Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche...
Mission San Luis

Tallahassee, Florida

As Florida's only reconstructed mission, Mission San Luis offers an invaluable glimpse...
Mission Tejas State Park

Grapeland, Texas

The Spanish mission was established in 1690. Also in the park is the restored Rice Family...
Monticello

Charlottesville, Virginia

Construction began in 1769 according to Jefferson's first design, which was completed (...
Montpelier Mansion

Laurel, Maryland

Ann Ridgely and Thomas Snowden, members of two prominent Maryland families, began...
Moore House

Yorktown, Virginia

The site on which the Moore House now stands was first patented by Governor John Harvey...
Mount Calvert Historical And Archaeological Park

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Mount Calvert's rich archaeological and historical resources represent over 8,000 years...
Mount Clare House Museum

Baltimore, Maryland

Mount Clare was the center of Georgia Plantation, a self-sufficient plantation with a...
Mount Gulian Historic Site

Beacon, New York

The original house served as the headquarters of Major General Friedrich Wilhelm von...
Mount Harmon Plantation

Earleville, Maryland

The main building itself at this 290-acre site is a three-story, five-bay manor house...
Museum Of San Diego History

San Diego, California

At the Museum, visitors will not only find a collection of intriguing exhibitions that...
Museum Of South Texas History

Edinburg, Texas

The Museum of South Texas History recently installed the first two sections of the Rio...
Museum Of The Coastal Bend

Victoria, Texas

The Museum of the Coastal Bend uses a number of exhibits to explore the history of the...
Museum Of The Fur Trade

Chadron, Nebraska

The exhibits trace the everyday lives of British, French, and Spanish traders, voyageurs...
New Mexico History Museum

Santa Fe, New Mexico

The New Mexico History Museum began as the development of a storage facility for...
Newlin Grist Mill

Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

In 1704, Nathaniel and Mary Newlin built a water-powered grist mill along the West Branch...
Old Barracks Museum

Fort Dix, New Jersey

The barracks serves as an educational center for Colonial and American history, and...
Old Fort House Museum

Fort Edward, New York

The house museum, originally the 1772 home of Patrick Smyth, has been open to the public...
Old Fort Niagara

Youngstown, New York

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Old Mission Santa Inés

Solvang, California

The Mission was founded on September 17, 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis, and was named in...
Old School Meetinghouse

Southampton, Pennsylvania

This meetinghouse preserves three hundred years of church history in Southampton, which...
Old Slave Mart Museum

Charleston, South Carolina

Once part of a complex of buildings, the Slave Mart building is the only structure to...
Old Statehouse, Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

The Hartford Convention of 1814, one the earliest debates on the sovereignty of states...
Old Sturbridge Village

Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Old Sturbridge Village is the largest living history museum in New England, spanning...
Oldest House Museum Complex

St. Augustine, Florida

Seven buildings and a historic garden crowd the Complex, which includes the Manucy Museum...
Pecos National Historical Park

Pecos, New Mexico

The visitor center contains exhibits (text in English and Spanish), a bookstore and a 10-...
Pensacola Historical Museum

Pensacola, Florida

The museum educates locals and tourists on the history of Pensacola. The first floor of...
Pentagon Barracks

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Pentagon Barracks of East Baton Rouge Parish has been won and lost by the Spanish,...
Plaza Ferdinand Vii

Pensacola, Florida

Plaza Ferdinand VII, named for the King of Spain, was the center of Pensacola town life...
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Hall Museum

Deerfield, Massachusetts

Surrounded by gentle meadows and wooded hills, the 300 year old village of Deerfield...
Point State Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nicknamed the "Forks of the Ohio," the park is not only the site of a...
Powel House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Built in 1765 by merchant and businessman Charles Stedman, this elegant Georgian brick...
Presidio Of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local...
Presidio Santa Maria De Galve

Pensacola, Florida

This Spanish site, dating from 1698, was the first area made into a permanent settlement...
Prickett's Fort State Park & Prickett House

Fairmont, West Virginia

Both the reconstructed fort and the Job Prickett House are open for public tours from mid...
Queen Anne's County Historical Society

Centreville, Maryland

Wright's Chance, c. 1744 (410) 604-2100 119 South Commerce Street Centreville, MD 21617...
Rancho Camulos Museum

Piru, California

The museum comprises 15 structures: the Main Adobe, a Fountain, a Chapel, a Bell...
Roger Williams National Memorial

Providence, Rhode Island

The Roger Williams National Memorial is located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island....
Salisbury University Archives

Salisbury, Maryland

Salisbury University Archives preserves, maintains and provides access to the records of...
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 Germán Historic District

San Germán, Puerto Rico

Spanish colonists established Villa de San Germán de Auxerre, also known as Nueva...
San Juan National Historic Site

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan National Historic Site includes forts San Cristóbal, San Felipe del Morro...
San Marcos De Apalache Historic State Park

St. Marks, Florida

The many different flags welcoming visitors to the park demonstrate the colorful history...
San Miguel Mission

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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

Pacifica, California

Sanchez raised cattle for the hide-and-tallow trade. When ships came to California,...
Sandwich Historical Society

Center Sandwich, New Hampshire

The mission of the Sandwich Historical Society is to collect and preserve the material...
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara, California

Touring the Historical Museum enables visitors to see a wide array of unique artifacts,...
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Saugus, Massachusetts

Three hundred year old artifacts, working waterwheels, and mill machinery help to tell...
Shirley Plantation

Charles City, Virginia

Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation and one of the first economic engines...
Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka,

All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is the...
Society Of Founders Of Norwich & Leffingwell House Museum

Norwich, Connecticut

The Christopher Leffingwell House is unique in illustrating the development from 17th...
Socorro Mission

El Paso, Texas

The original Franciscan mission, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del...
Sotterley Plantation

Hollywood, Maryland

The oldest remaining Tidewater plantation, Sotterley is now a National Historic Landmark...
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor

Edgefield, South Carolina

From Table Rock Mountain to the wharves of McClellanville, the Heritage Corridor is a...
Spanish Governor's Palace

San Antonio, Texas

The Spanish Governor's Palace is an excellent example of a large Spanish colonial...
St. Clement's Island Potomac River Museum

Colton's Point, Maryland

This museum overlooks and focuses on the history of St. Clement's Island, Maryland's...
St. Lucie County Historical Museum

Fort Pierce, Florida

This county museum features a collection of artifacts and relics, including uniforms from...
St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine

St. Augustine, Florida

The story of the first Greek migration to America, occurring in 1768, is retold in St....
Stratford Hall Plantation

Stratford, Virginia

Stratford Hall is one of the great houses of American history. Its magnificent setting on...
Strathearn Historical Park And Museum

Simi Valley, California

The museum presents the area's history in three sections: the Chumash Indian period, the...
Strawbery Banke Museum

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Strawbery Banke, Inc., an organization taking its name from the earliest settlement, was...
Submerged Heritage Preserve Program

Lake George, New York

Marked by buoys and open to divers are seven of the 900 bateaux used during the British...
Talbot County Museum & Gardens

Easton, Maryland

The Historical Society of Talbot County promotes the heritage of the area in its museum...
Tampa Bay History Center

Tampa, Florida

December 2008 will not only bring a comfortably cool climate to central west Florida; it...
Temecula Valley Museum

Temecula, California

Take a step back in time and experience the rich history of the Temecula Valley from its...
The American Independence Museum

Exeter, New Hampshire

In 1985, a Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence was found in the Ladd-...
The Cabildo

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cabildo was the seat of colonial government in New Orleans, Louisiana; declared a...
The Fort At No. 4 Living History Museum

Charlestown, New Hampshire

The museum offers tours given by guides dressed in the traditional 18th century garb....