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Sam Houston Schoolhouse

Maryville, Tennessee

Born in 1793, Sam Houston had no taste for farming. Instead, he enjoyed the Cherokee way...
San Joaquin County Historical Museum

Lodi, California

The Museum contains many buildings, including the Julia Weber House, the Sunshine Trail,...
San Juan Island National Historical Park

Friday Harbor, Washington

The San Juan Island National Historical Park provides visitors with an interactive look...
San Luis Valley Museum

Alamosa, Colorado

The museum has educational displays featuring artifacts, photographs, antiques and...
San Mateo County History Museum

Redwood City, California

Interactive exhibits include "Nature's Bounty: The Natural Resources that Built San...
Sanchez Adobe

Pacifica, California

Sanchez raised cattle for the hide-and-tallow trade. When ships came to California,...
Sand Springs Cultural And Historical Museum

Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Sand Springs is Oklahoma’s only planned industrial town, and this museum was built in...
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara, California

Touring the Historical Museum enables visitors to see a wide array of unique artifacts,...
Santa Monica Historical Society Museum

Santa Monica, California

Visitors can go to the museum to discover the colorful history of Santa Monica....
Saratoga Spa State Park

Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga Spa State Park, distinguished by its classical architecture and listed as a...
Sedona Historical Society & Heritage Museum

Sedona, Arizona

The main museum building was the farm home of Walter and Ruth Jordan. Its first room...
Sequoyah's Cabin

Hulbert, Oklahoma

Sequoyah is known for developing a written syllabary for the Cherokee language. In 1828...
Settlers Museum Of Southwest Virginia

Atkins, Virginia

A visit to The Settler's Museum of Southwest Virginia is like stepping one hundred years...
Shadelands Ranch Museum

Walnut Creek, California

The House provides a rich archive of Contra Costa and Walnut Creek history in its...
Shaker Museum And Library

Old Chatham, New York

The museum celebrates Columbia County's strong heritage of Shakers, an 18th century...
Sharpsteen Museum

Calistoga, California

In addition to its many historical exhibits, the Museum uses unique and extraordinarily...
Sheerar Museum

Stillwater, Oklahoma

The museum exhibits document life in Stillwater, highlighting the important historical...
Shelburne Museum

Shelburne, Vermont

More than 150,000 works of art are on display on the 45-acre museum campus, spread...
Sheridan County Museum

Sheridan, Wyoming

The museum highlights life in Sheridan County with dioramas, photographs and artifacts....
Shiloh Museum Of Ozark History

Springdale, Arkansas

The Shiloh Museum tells the story of pioneer men, women and children through a variety of...
Shirley Plantation

Charles City, Virginia

Shirley Plantation is Virginia's first plantation and one of the first economic engines...
Sierra Nevada Logging Museum

Arnold, California

Interior displays include working models of sawmills and logging camps, historic logging...
Siloam Springs Museum

Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Explore the past through permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting Indian culture,...
Silver Terrace Cemeteries

Virginia City, Nevada

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

Faust, Utah

Indians used it and early travelers and explorers counted on finding water here. It bears...
Siskiyou County Museum

Yreka, California

The Native American Gallery features one of the most comprehensive portrayals of Native...
Sisson Museum

Mt. Shasta, California

With exhibits like a model railroad depicting the town of Dunsmuir in it's heyday as a...
Society Of California Pioneers

San Francisco, California

Highlights of recent seasons include "Points of Interest: The Lawrence and...
Sod House Museum

Aline, Oklahoma

Furnished and preserved by the Oklahoma Historical Society, features include authentic...
Sonoma County Museum

Santa Rosa, California

The museum interprets the region's rich history, art, and culture by exhibiting and...
Sorenson Home

Draper, Utah

The Sorenson home, although having the appearance of a cross-wing style, is actually two...
South Park Historical Foundation & Museum

Fairplay, Colorado

South Park City is a remarkable restoration of these early towns, preserving the history...
South Pass City

South Pass City, Wyoming

William Bright, a saloon keeper and mine owner, represented South Pass City during...
Southwest Virginia Museum

North Big Stone Gap, Virginia

The Southwest Virginia Museum is housed in the mansion originally built in the 1880's by...
St. Vrain Historical Society

Longmont, Colorado

Stamford Historical Society

Stamford, Connecticut

The Stamford Historical Society was founded in 1901. Like most historical societies,...
Stanley Whitman House

Farmington, Connecticut

The Stanley-Whitman House dates from 1720 but incorporates earlier features typical of...
Stanly County Museum

Albemarle, North Carolina

Stanly County is a crossroads of history. Its people have helped mold and define the...
State Capital Publishing Museum

Guthrie, Oklahoma

Frank Greer came to Guthrie, Indian Territory, in April of 1889, and built a business...
Stranahan House

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A guided tour of Fort Lauderdale's historic Stranahan House is like a journey through...
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...
Stricker Rock Creek Station

Hansen, Idaho

It served as a saloon, dance hall, post office, polling place, and supply post for...
Student Museum

Sanford, Florida

The Student Museum offers Seminole County Public School students a unique learning...
Sweetwater County Historical Museum

Green River, Wyoming

The museum has collections ranging from fossilized fish to native tribal spearheads. I...
T.b. Ferguson Home

Watonga, Oklahoma

After the 1892 land run, Ferguson brought his family to Watonga, Oklahoma, where he...
Tehachapi Museum

Tehachapi, California

The Tehachapi museum provides insights into local Native American and pioneer history....
Temecula Valley Museum

Temecula, California

Take a step back in time and experience the rich history of the Temecula Valley from its...
Tennessee State Museum

Nashville, Tennessee

The beginnings of the Tennessee State Museum can be traced back to a museum opened on the...
Terrace Hill

Des Moines, Iowa

Benjamin Franklin Allen, Iowa's first millionaire, built Terrace Hill as his family home...
Three Rivers Museum

Muskogee, Oklahoma

Three Rivers Museum is dedicated to preserving the multi-ethnic history and heritage of...
Tillamook County Pioneer Museum

Tillamook, Oregon

The history of Tillamook County serves as a reminder of the diverse people who have...
Timberlane Farm Museum

Loveland, Colorado

Timberlane Farm is a working farm museum intending to preserve the 1860 to 1940 life...
Tipton Haynes State Historic Site

Johnson City, Tennessee

The Tipton-Haynes site represents various periods of Tennessee history, from pre-colonial...
Traveler's Rest State Park

Lolo, Montana

Travelers' Rest State Park marks the location of a centuries-old Native American campsite...
Tread Of Pioneers Museum

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

The Western room, home of an extensive firearms collection, traces ranching life, the...
Trinidad History Museum

Trinidad, Colorado

Landmark homes, local treasures, and lovely gardens make the Trinidad history Museum a...
Tuolumne City Memorial Museum

Tuolumne, California

The heritage of Tuolomne is rich as indicated in the museums numerous exhibits, including...
Tuolumne County Museum And History Center

Sonora, California

The front gallery is full of photographs and artifacts depicting the county's...
Tustin Area Museum

Tustin, California

Some things that visitors while see on a journey through Tustin's history at the museum...
Tyler County Heritage & Historical Society

Middlebourne, West Virginia

Housed in the 1908 Tyler County High School building (first county high school in West...
Uintah County Western Heritage Museum

Vernal, Utah

The museum of Uinta County displays artifacts from the region's history as well as art...
Upshur County Historical Society

Buckhannon, West Virginia

Farming, Agriculture, and Rural Life in Upshur County. Early 20th century farm life was...
Vacaville Museum

Vacaville, California

Located in a quiet, tree-shaded Victorian neighborhood in historic downtown, the purpose...
Vance Birthplace

Weaverville, North Carolina

The homestead, a large two-story structure of hewn yellow pine logs, has been...
Vermillion County Museum and Fithian House

Danville, Illinois

The true house Museum is housed in a home built by pioneer physician William Fithian, who...
Villa Louis

Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

Embracing twenty-five acres along the Mississippi River on St. Feriole Island, the...
Virginia City And Nevada City

Virginia City, Montana

Virginia City is a living town of 150 year round residents who host the West's best...
W.h. Over Museum

Vermillion, South Dakota

The Lakota Family Camp displays many of the artifacts made in the early 20th century in...
Wallowa County Museum

Joseph, Oregon

The purpose of the museum is to preserve, protect and present Wallowa County History,...
Washakie Museum

Worland, Wyoming

The museum features an exhibit on the Colby Site, the earliest mammoth kill site found in...
Washington County Historical Society And Museum

Portland, Oregon

Washington County Historical Society has been the dedicated guardian of the county's...
Wayne County Historical Society & Museum

Wooster, Ohio

The Wayne County Historical Society and Museum believes it's the little things that count...
West Of The Pecos Museum

Pecos, Texas

The West of the Pecos Museum contains three floors, over 50 rooms of exhibits, artifacts...
West Virginia State Farm Living History Museum

Point Pleasant, West Virginia

The early pioneer farm life and heritage of West Virginia are preserved in this 50 acre...
Western Center Museum

Hemet, California

The Western Center is home to a fascinating array of Native American artifacts and Ice...
Western Heritage Museum And Lea County Cowboy Hall Of Fame

Hobbs, New Mexico

Containing everything from an animatronic cowboy who answers questions to a restored...
Western Railway Museum

Suisun, California

Take an electric train trip through the peaceful, picturesque Montezuma Hills over the...
Westmoreland County Historical Society

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Westmoreland County gets its nickname because for many years it was considered the...
Westmoreland County Museum And Library

Montross, Virginia

This museum was originally built to house Charles Willson Peale's 1768 portrait of...
Wilkes Heritage Museum

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Old Wilkes, Inc. was established in 1968 with the intent of restoring the Old Wilkes...
William Whitley House State Historic House

Stanford, Kentucky

Kentucky pioneers William and Esther Whitley settled on this site in 1794 and built...
Winter Garden Heritage Museum

Winter Garden, Florida

Native American artifacts attest to the extensive civilization that existed here before...
Wynnewood

Castalian Springs, Tennessee

Wynnewood is the largest extant log structure in Tennessee. It was built in 1828 by A. R...
Wyoming State Museum

Cheyenne, Wyoming

The museum begin with the natural history of the region. Developed in cooperation with...
Wyoming Territorial Prison

Laramie, Wyoming

Built in 1872 and restored in 1989, the prison is a highlight of Montana's frontier past...
Yolo County Historical Museum

Woodland, California

In addition to being a house museum, there are changing exhibits on various subjects...
Yupiit Piciryarait Museum

Bethel, Alaska

Located at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel, Alaska, the museum...
Zachary Tolbert House

Cashiers, North Carolina

The Zacharys were among the first white settlers of Cashiers Valley, arriving in 1832 to...