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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-...
Fort William Henry Museum

Lake George, New York

Site of the infamous "Fort William Henry Massacre," the reconstructed fort displays...
Fort Winnebago Surgeon's Quarters

Portage, Wisconsin

The building holds surgical equipment of a by-gone day in the Surgeons' Room as well as...
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Key West, Florida

Named after 12th president Zachary Taylor, the U. S. Army began construction on Fort...
Frazier International History Museum

Louisville, Kentucky

The Frazier museum contains unique artifacts including the ceremonial sword of Founding...
Freedom Museum USA

Pampa, Texas

The Freedom Museum USA preserves and exhibits items of historical nature pertaining to...
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Ellenton, Florida

The Gamble Plantation's history stretches from Major Robert Gamble, who presided over a...
General Henry Knox Museum

Thomaston, Maine

In 1795, newly retired, General Henry Knox bade farewell to Philadelphia and moved his...
Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Union victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863 ended General Robert...
Gomez Mill House

Marlboro, New York

In 1714, Luis Moses Gomez, who had fled from the Spanish inquisition, purchased 6,000...
Grant's Headquarters at City Point

Petersburg, Virginia

From June 1864 to April 1865, General Ulysses S. Grant directed the 10-month siege of...
Guilford Courthouse National Military Park

Greensboro, North Carolina

Rangers or volunteers at the information desk are glad to help visitors with answers and...
Halifax Historical Museum

Daytona Beach, Florida

Housed in the former 1910 Merchant's Bank building, the museum exhibits the history of...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Stroll the site of John Brown's historic 1859 abolitionist raid, complete with museums...
Hill Aerospace Museum

Hill Air Force Base, Utah

Hill Aerospace Museum is located on approximately 30 acres on the northwest corner of...
Historic Kenmore Plantation

Fredericksburg, Virginia

One of Virginia's most elegant colonial mansions, Kenmore was built in the 1770s by...
Historic Ships In Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

In cooperation with the USS Constellation Museum, the Maritime Museum operates four...
Historical Museum At Fort Missoula

Missoula, Montana

It is located on 32 acres at the core of historic Fort Missoula (1877-1947), an area...
Historical Museum Of Southern Florida

Miami, Florida

An expansive museum examining the history of southern Florida from the arrival of the...
Horseshoe Bend National Military Park

Daviston, Alabama

In the spring of 1814, General Andrew Jackson and an army of 3,300 men attacked 1,000...
Idaho Military History Museum

Boise, Idaho

Exhibits at this museum founded in 1995 cover a large array of military related topics,...
Idaho State Veterans Cemetery

Boise, Idaho

The facility has a Memorial Walk, public restrooms, an information kiosk and is open...
Indiana World War Memorial Plaza Historic District

Indianapolis, Indiana

Construction began on the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza in 1919 to honor the American...
Iwo Jima Memorial

Arlington, Virginia

The Marine Corps War Memorial stands as a symbol of this grateful Nation's esteem for the...
Jackson Barracks Military Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Museum features historic battalion flags, parade uniforms, honors and decorations...
Jacksonville Museum Of Military History

Jacksonville, Arkansas

The Jacksonville Museum of Military History's tradition of service began when the...
Kentucky Historical Society History Campus

Frankfort, Kentucky

Located in downtown Frankfort, the campus includes the Kentucky Military Museum, housed...
Korean War Veterans Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Nineteen stainless steel sculptures stand silently under the watchful eye of a sea of...
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Vergennes, Vermont

Focusing on the maritime history and nautical archaeology of the Champlain Valley, the...
Lci (l) 713

Vancouver, Washington

The LCI (L) 713 was originally built at the Lawley Shipyards in Neponset, Massachusetts...
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln left his home of seventeen years to serve as president of a nation on the...
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Big Horn County, Montana

This area memorializes one of the last armed efforts of the Northern Plains Indians to...
Louisiana Military Museum

Ruston, Louisiana

The Louisiana Military Museum is the newest addition to the Secretary of State's museums...
Macarthur Memorial

Norfolk, Virginia

The museum is housed in Norfolk's nineteenth-century City Hall, which is both a Virginia...
Manassas National Battlefield Park

Manassas, Virginia

In the summer of 1861, enthusiastic volunteers in colorful uniforms gathered to fight the...
Mandarin Store And Post Office

Jacksonville, Florida

In the 1800s, Mandarin was a small farming village that shipped oranges, grapefruit,...
Mariners' Museum

Newport News, Virginia

A large and comprehensive maritime history museum, this treasure house contains an...
Maritime Center At The Historic Coast Guard Station

St. Simons Island, Georgia

The museum went under complete renovation in 2005 and has been converted into a center...
Maritime Museum Of San Diego

San Diego, California

The Maritime Museum of San Diego's collection includes educational displays about...
Maryland Military Historical Society

Baltimore, Maryland

This museum emphasizes the past and present of Maryland military history, including the...
Mcrd San Diego Command Museum And Historical Society

San Diego, California

San Diego’s Recruit Depot is the oldest operating Marine Corps installation on the...
Mine Creek Battlefield

Pleasanton, Kansas

On October 25, 1864, approximately 2,800 Union troops attacked and defeated about 8,000...
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Philip, South Dakota

Here you will find remnants of the Cold War, including an underground launch control...
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

Camp Shelby, Mississippi

The Armed Forces Museum Building features over 16,000 square feet in exhibit space, a...
Montana Military Museum

Fort Harrison, Montana

Spearheading the effort to develop the Montana Military Museum, now five years in the...
Moores Creek National Battlefield

Currie, North Carolina

The battle is commemorated annually during the last full weekend in February. The event...
Motts Military Museum

Groveport, Ohio

Motts Military Museum was founded by Warren E. Motts of Groveport, Ohio, who established...
Mount Calvert Historical And Archaeological Park

Upper Marlboro, Maryland

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

Orwell, Vermont

During that historic summer, 12,000 soldiers built a massive fort to defend against an...
Museum Of The Mountain Man

Pinedale, Wyoming

The Museum of the Mountain Man is located in the small rural town of Pinedale, Wyoming,...
Museum Of The Soldier

Portland, Indiana

The Museum of the Soldier is gaining recognition, and its dreams to expand the military...
Museum Of Weapons And Early American History

St. Augustine, Florida

This authentic collection spans the centuries and is presented in a manner that is...
National Civil War Naval Museum

Columbus, Georgia

Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus is the...
National Medal Of Honor Museum Of Military History

Chattanooga, Tennessee

The Museum Foundation's Board of Trustees is presently revising it's business and action...
National Military History Center

Auburn, Indiana

Within the National Military History Center, multiple museums display exhibits to honor...
National Museum Of American Jewish Military History

Washington, District Of Columbia

Chartered by an Act of Congress on September 2, 1958, the National Museum of American...
National Museum Of The American Revolution

Titusville, New Jersey

The Foundation is named for an early (1821-1831) Congressman, Dr. Samuel Swan of...
National Museum Of The Marine Corps

Triangle, Virginia

In its final form, the National Museum of the Marine Corps will present a comprehensive...
National Museum Of The Pacific War

Fredericksburg, Texas

The National Museum of the Pacific War is the only institution in the continental United...
National Museum Of The U.S. Navy

Washington, District Of Columbia

The U.S. Navy Museum includes exhibits covering the U.S. Navy's history from the...
National Naval Aviation Museum

Pensacola, Florida

Some of the most technologically advanced airplanes to ever fly off an aircraft carrier...
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial

Kansas City, Missouri

Opened on December 2, 2006, the museum contains objects and documents ranging from...
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Tallahassee, Florida

Because of the Confederate soldiers' courageous stand at Natural Bridge Battlefield in...
Naval Museum Of Armament & Technology

Ridgecrest, California

China Lake, once a testing facility for military defense, now showcases U.S. Naval...
Naval Undersea Museum

Keyport, Washington

The museum's 25,000 square feet of exhibit space incorporate a display about submarines...
Naval War College Museum

Newport, Rhode Island

Located in the former Newport Asylum for the Poor, a National Historic Landmark, the...
Navy – Merchant Marine Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in Lady Bird Johnson Park on Columbia Island, the Navy-Merchant Marine Memorial...
New Hall Military Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The New Hall Military Museum, located in Carpenters’ Court, along Chestnut Street...
New Jersey Naval Museum

Hackensack, New Jersey

The exhibits and artifacts in the museum cover a wide range of naval history both within...
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

New Market, Virginia

The New Market State Historic Park commemorates a pitched 1864 battle in which cadets...
Norfolk History Museum

Norfolk, Virginia

Opened just two years ago in the historic Willoughby-Baylor House, exhibits here reveal...
Old Barracks Museum

Fort Dix, New Jersey

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

Winchester, Virginia

The courthouse was originally built in 1840 to serve the citizens of Winchester 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 Fort Steuben

Steubenville, Ohio

Historic Fort Steuben was built in 1786 by the First American Regiment for the protection...
Old Stone House

Brooklyn, New York

During the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776, a regiment of about 400 volunteers from...
Oldest House Museum Complex

St. Augustine, Florida

Seven buildings and a historic garden crowd the Complex, which includes the Manucy Museum...
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee, Florida

This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place...
Oregon Military Museum

Clackamas, Oregon

As stated in 1976, the purpose of the Oregon Military Museum is to stimulate scientific,...
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site

Brownsville, Texas

On May 8, 1846 troops of the United States and Mexico clashed on the prairie of Palo Alto...
Pamplin Historical Park

Petersburg, Virginia

Pamplin Historical Park is where Union troops finally broke through Confederate defenses...
Patuxent River Naval Air Museum

Lexington Park, Maryland

The museum has an extensive collection of outdoor display aircraft, including an F-14A...
Pbr Mark Ii

Vallejo, California

The Patrol Boat, River vessels were manufactured during the Vietnam War for the purpose...
Pennsylvania Military Museum

Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

Their service is highlighted through exhibits and artifacts that are documented by the...
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,...
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial

Put-in-Bay, Ohio

This memorial remembers the soldiers of the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812....
Petersburg National Battlefield

Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg National Battlefield is most widely known as the site of the longest siege in...
Point State Park

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Nicknamed the "Forks of the Ohio," the park is not only the site of a...
Presidio Of Monterey Museum

Monterey, California

Because of the important role of the military in Monterey between 1902 and today, the...
Presidio Of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local...
Pt 658

Portland, Oregon

PT658 was built at the Higgins Industries Boatworks in New Orleans. The keel was laid...
Ptf 26 Liberty

Sacramento, California

Liberty, PTF-26, is the last of the Vietnam-Conflict "Fast Patrol Boats". The...
Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site

Kawaihae, Hawaii

Pu‘ukohola Heiau is one of the most famous heiau (temple) in the Hawaiian Islands....
Queen Mary

Long Beach, California

Then board one of the Cold War's hottest weapons, the Russian submarine, code name:...
Raleigh County Veterans' Museum

Beckley, West Virginia

For five decades after World War II, eight men, all veterans and residents of Raleigh...
Raleigh County Vets Museum, Inc.

Rd.Beckley, Washington

Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond, Virginia

This site's numerous battlefields include Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines' Mill, Glendale, and...