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Hampton History Museum

Hampton, Virginia

This museum features exhibits spanning four centuries, beginning with Native Americans...
Hardesty Higgins House

Harrisonburg, Virginia

The house was home to Harrisonburg's first mayor Isaac Hardesty. He was born in 1795 and...
Harpers Ferry National Historic Park

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

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

Los Angeles, California

The Heritage Square Museum is a living history museum reflecting the settlement and...
Highland County Museum And Heritage Center

McDowell, Virginia

First built as a residence in 1851, it served as a stagecoach stop, a hotel, and a Civil...
Historic Capitol

Tallahassee, Florida

Residing in its current location since 1845, the Historic Capitol today houses a museum...
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 House Museum

Terra Alta, West Virginia

Operated by the Preston County Historical Society and housed in the former 1892 Terra...
History Museum of Western Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Located in downtown Roanoke, the History Museum of Western Virginia covers centuries of...
Hollywood Cemetery

Richmond, Virginia

Besides being the resting place to the only Confederate States President, it is also the...
Honey Springs Battlefield

Checotah, Oklahoma

More than two years earlier the United States government had withdrawn its small peace-...
Independence Hall National Historic Landmark

Wheeling, West Virginia

Nearly six years before President Lincoln signed the proclamation making West Virginia...
Isett Acres Museum

Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

The museum is said to hold over 35,000 antiques and collectibles, encompassing all...
James A. Ramage Civil War Museum

Fort Wright, Kentucky

This civil war museum preserves and interprets Northern Kentucky's unique role in the...
Jenkins Plantation Museum

Lesage, West Virginia

Jenkins Plantation has survived wars, floods, wind and weather. Since 1835 a large brick...
John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Lake Placid, New York

Radical abolitionist John Brown and his two sons purchased the 244-acre farm in 1849,...
John Ericsson National Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

During his lifetime, John Ericsson revolutionized several facets of technology. The...
John Wornall House Museum & Herb Garden

Kansas City, Missouri

Now engulfed by Kansas City's Brookside neighborhood, the John Wornall House originally...
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw, Georgia

It was a swelteringly hot and clear Monday, June 27, 1864, when some of the heaviest...
Kentucky Museum

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus, this two-floor museum features...
Levi Coffin House

Fountain City, Indiana

Levi and Catharine Coffin were legendary in helping many former slaves escape to freedom...
Levine Museum Of The New South

Charlotte, North Carolina

The museum's mission is to engage a broad-based audience in the exploration and...
Lincoln Family Church

Springfield, Illinois

The Lincoln family began attending the church in 1850 after the death of three-year-old...
Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln left his home of seventeen years to serve as president of a nation on the...
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site

Lerna, Illinois

Today, Lincoln Log Cabin is an 86-acre historic site that is owned and operated by the...
Lincoln Memorial

Washington, District Of Columbia

“In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory...
Lincoln's Tomb

Springfield, Illinois

The 117-foot Tomb, designed by sculptor Larkin Mead, is constructed of brick sheathed...
Lotz House

Franklin, Tennessee

In 1855, German immigrant Johann Albert Lotz purchased five acres of land from Fountain...
Mabry Hazen House

Knoxville, Tennessee

The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is...
Manassas Museum

Manassas, Virginia

Featuring a wide array of artifacts illustrating the area's history, especially the Civil...
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...
Mcgavock Confederate Cemetery

Franklin, Tennessee

The present-day cemetery is located off Lewisburg Pike just a few minutes from downtown...
Micanopy Historical Society Museum

Micanopy, Florida

An abundance of exhibits reside in the Micanopy Historical Society Museum, which is...
Middle Creek National Battlefield

Prestonburg, Kentucky

On this site in early 1862, volunteer Union soldiers led by future president Col. James...
Middlesex County Historical Society

Middletown, Connecticut

The Historical Society is headquartered at General Mansfield House, one of the few...
Mine Creek Battlefield

Pleasanton, Kansas

On October 25, 1864, approximately 2,800 Union troops attacked and defeated about 8,000...
Monocacy National Battlefield

Frederick, Maryland

The Visitor Center includes numerous interactive and multimedia exhibits, including...
Museum Center At 5ive Points

Cleveland, Tennessee

Featuring the rich history of the Ocoee River and Chattanooga region, the Museum Center...
Museum Of Culpeper History

Culpeper, Virginia

This museum tells the story of Culpeper's rich heritage, featuring local dinosaur fossils...
Museum Of The Cape Fear

Fayetteville, North Carolina

One of three regional branches of the North Carolina Museum of History, the Museum of the...
Museum Of The Confederacy

Richmond, Virginia

The museum complex also includes tours of the official residence of CSA President...
Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez, Mississippi

Visiting the Natchez National Historical Park will give visitors a chance to observe and...
National Civil War Naval Museum

Columbus, Georgia

Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus is the...
National Museum Of Civil War Medicine

Frederick, Maryland

The museum tells the history of medical innovations during the Civil War. The National...
Natural Bridge Battlefield Historic State Park

Tallahassee, Florida

Because of the Confederate soldiers' courageous stand at Natural Bridge Battlefield in...
New Madrid Historical Museum

New Madrid, Missouri

The museum displays artifacts from pre-Colombian culture, The Civil War, and other...
New Market Battlefield State Historical Park

New Market, Virginia

The New Market State Historic Park commemorates a pitched 1864 battle in which cadets...
North Texas History Center

McKinney, Texas

Current exhibits explore various aspects of North Texas history. A Civil War exhibit uses...
Oaklands Historic House Museum

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Oaklands is the premier Italianate house in Rutherford County, and is listed individually...
Old Court House Civil War Museum

Winchester, Virginia

The courthouse was originally built in 1840 to serve the citizens of Winchester and...
Old Lawrenceburg City Cemetery

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee

Located on Waterloo St. in Lawrenceburg, TN. The property for the cemetery was deeded to...
Old Slave Mart Museum

Charleston, South Carolina

Once part of a complex of buildings, the Slave Mart building is the only structure to...
Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park

Olustee, Florida

This park commemorates the site of Florida's largest Civil War battle, which took place...
Pamplin Historical Park

Petersburg, Virginia

Pamplin Historical Park is where Union troops finally broke through Confederate defenses...
Patterson Park

Baltimore, Maryland

Patterson Park is a large public park in Baltimore with many recreational activities and...
Pea Ridge National Military Park

Garfield, Arkansas

Pea Ridge is the site of one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. Not...
Pearce Collections Museum

Corsicana, Texas

From the war-weary letter Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain wrote to his wife from the...
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...
Petersburg National Battlefield

Petersburg, Virginia

Petersburg National Battlefield is most widely known as the site of the longest siege in...
Poche Plantation

Convent, Louisiana

The Judge Poche Plantation House is significant in the areas of architecture and local...
Point Lookout State Park

Scotland, Maryland

The location of a Civil War prison camp on the Chesapeake Bay now serves as a...
Pond Spring/joseph Wheeler Home

Hillsboro, Alabama

Once home to prehistoric Native Americans, Pond Spring is the post-Civil War home of Gen...
Port Hudson

Zachary, Louisiana

Realizing that control of the Mississippi River was a key military objective of the Union...
Pry House Field Hospital Museum

Sharpsburg, Maryland

Part of Antietam National Battlefield, this historic house served as the headquarters for...
Queen Anne's County Historical Society

Centreville, Maryland

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

Apalachicola, Florida

Apalachicola was a small settlement at the mouth of the Apalachicola River when President...
Richmond County Museum

Warsaw, Virginia

The exhibits at the county museum exhibit highlight the Rappahannock Tribe, an early...
Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond, Virginia

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

Spring Hill, Tennessee

The mission of Rippavilla Plantation, Incorporated is to preserve, restore and interpret...
Sam Davis Home

Smyrna, Tennessee

Located in Smyrna, Tennessee, The Sam Davis Home was built along the banks of Stewarts...
Sandy Spring Museum

Sandy Spring, Maryland

The Sandy Spring Museum's extensive artifact and document collection illuminates the rich...
Shenandoah Battlefields National Historic District

New Market, Virginia

From soldiers and generals to civilians--Shenandoah Valley Americans experienced the full...
Shiloh National Military Park

Shiloh, Tennessee

Both the Shiloh Battlefield and the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center have large...
Shy's Hill

Nashville, Tennessee

Today the hill sits in residential suburban Nashville, marked with a state historical...
Siege Museum

Petersburg, Virginia

The Siege Museum interprets civilian life in Petersburg before, during, and immediately...
Smithsonian National Museum Of American History

Washington, District Of Columbia

The National Museum of American History offers a collection of Americana as rich and...
South Carolina Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum

Columbia, South Carolina

The Museum collects and preserves artifacts relating to, or associated with, all eras of...
South Mountain State Park

Boonsboro, Maryland

South Mountain, a ridge composed largely of resistant quartzite, posed a formidable...
Southern Museum Of Civil War And Locomotive History

Kennesaw, Georgia

A place where Civil War history meets local Kennesaw locomotive history. The newly...
St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

St. Simons Island, Georgia

Unfortunately, the first lighthouse built was destroyed during the Civil War. However,...
Stephen Douglas Tomb

Chicago, Illinois

The Douglas Monument Association was organized in 1861 to build a suitable memorial at...
Stones River National Battlefield

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The landscapes of Stones River National Battlefield have shaped and been shaped by the...
Talbot County Museum & Gardens

Easton, Maryland

The Historical Society of Talbot County promotes the heritage of the area in its museum...
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area tells the whole story of the Civil War,...
Tennessee State Museum

Nashville, Tennessee

The beginnings of the Tennessee State Museum can be traced back to a museum opened on the...
Texas Civil War Museum

Fort Worth, Texas

While the Civil War Museum is best known for its military collections, it also holds...
Texas Military Forces Museum

Austin, Texas

In a comprehensive history of the Texas Military, the Museum features exhibits pertaining...
The Cabildo

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Cabildo was the seat of colonial government in New Orleans, Louisiana; declared a...
Tipton Haynes State Historic Site

Johnson City, Tennessee

The Tipton-Haynes site represents various periods of Tennessee history, from pre-colonial...
Torreya State Park

Bristol, Florida

This expansive and verdant state park features an opulent plantation including Civil War-...
Tupelo National Battlefield

Tupelo, Mississippi

For many visitors, standing at the one-acre memorial site it is difficult to imagine more...
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

St. Louis, Missouri

Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the...
Vance Birthplace

Weaverville, North Carolina

The homestead, a large two-story structure of hewn yellow pine logs, has been...
Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Mississippi

Patriotism during the Civil War was deep-rooted, and over 600,000 enlisted men and...
War Between The States Museum

Florence, South Carolina

The collection consists of guns, uniforms, swords, armor, and some personal items. Rare...
Weston Manor

Hopewell, Virginia

This 18th-century house, built in 1789 in the style of a Tidewater plantation, is...