Skip to main content

Historic Sites

Columbus Historical Society & Railroad Depot Museum
Columbus, New Mexico

The museum has a large collection of photos of scenes taken both in Columbus and throug

Congressional Medal Of Honor Museum
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Panels list all of the Medal of Honor recipients to date and include such well-known na

Connor Battlefield
Ranchester, Wyoming

On August 28th, with the column located on Prairie Dog Creek, Pawnee Scouts arrived wit

Cowpens National Battlefield
Gaffney, South Carolina

Cowpens National Battlefield is a Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the v

Crown Point State Historic Site
Crown Point, New York

During the French and Indian War, Ft.

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park
Bushnell, Florida

One of the bloodiest battles of the Second Seminole War was fought in this location.

District of Columbia War Memorial
Washington, District Of Columbia

The District of Columbia War Memorial honors the 499 Washington D.C.

Dodona Manor
Leesburg, Virginia

The George C.

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum
Wilmington, California

The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum is housed in the last remaining wooden building of D

Eisenhower National Historic Site
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Located near Gettysburg Battlefield, this site was the home of the 34th President, Dwig

El Morro (fort San Felipe Del Morro)
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro, this fort sits atop a high promontory

Elks National Veterans Memorial
Chicago, Illinois

Started in 1923, the Elks National Veterans Memorial honors the members of the Benevole

Estrella Warbird Museum
Paso Robles, California

From jeeps, side arms, early year aircraft, fighter jets recently retired from active d

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site
Fannin, Texas

Fannin Battleground State Historic Site encompasses more than 13 acres in Goliad County

Fort Abercrombie
Abercrombie, North Dakota

It was also the only post in the area to be besieged by Dakota (Sioux) warriors for mor

Fort Adams
Newport, Rhode Island

Just a short drive or a water taxi ride across Newport Harbor stands the largest coasta

Fort Barrancas
Pensacola, Florida

The Fort Barrancas Area is on Taylor Road approximately a half mile east from the Museu

Fort Bedford Museum
Bedford, Pennsylvania

The fort was used as the staging point for a number of successful raids during the war.

Fort Benton Historical Complex
Fort Benton, Montana

On the banks of the Missouri River, in the city park, stands a square bastion and fragm

Fort Bowie
Bowie, Arizona

It provides insight into a "clash of cultures," a young nation in pursuit of "manifest

Fort Bridger
Fort Bridger, Wyoming

It was obtained by the Mormons in the early 1850s, and then became a military outpost i

Fort Brown
Brownsville, Texas

The initial fort was an earthen fortification constructed by Taylor's troops and called

Fort Caspar Museum
Casper, Wyoming

Here visitors explore central Wyoming's regional history museum, featuring exhibits on

Fort Chokonikla
Bowling Green, Florida

During the 1840s, tensions between the settlers and Seminole Indians prompted authoriti

Fort Christian
Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

Governor Jørgen Iversen led the second expeditionary force from Denmark to St.

Fort Clinch State Park
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Although no battles were fought here, the fort was garrisoned during both the Civil and

Fort Cooper State Park
Inverness, Florida

Located in what is today Fort Cooper State Park, visitors can tour the fort, traverse t

Fort Davis
Fort Davis, Texas

From 1854 until 1891, troops stationed at the post protected emigrants, freighters, mai

Fort De Chartres
Prairie du Rocher, Illinois

This site marks the location of the last of three successive forts named “de Chartres”

Fort Delaware State Park
Delaware City, Delaware

Established as a Delaware State Park in 1951, Fort Delaware State Park is on an island

We hope you enjoyed this essay.

Please support this 70-year tradition of trusted historical writing and the volunteers that sustain it with a donation to American Heritage.

Donate