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This article lists historic areas in the United States National Park System: national historical parks, national historic sites, international historic sites, national battlefield parks, national military parks, national battlefields, national battlefield sites, national memorials, national cemeteries, and a few miscellaneous protected areas.

Map of National historic areas in the United States

This article doesn't contain all the historic areas in the National Park System. See also United States national monuments, which include some of the most fascinating and important historic sites in the system, as well as United States national parkways and the National Trails System.

The map markers in this article are color-coded, mainly by type of area:

  • Green – National historical parks
  • Blue – National historic sites and international historic sites
  • Black – National memorials
  • Red – National battlefield parks, national military parks, national battlefields, national battlefield sites

New England edit

Connecticut edit

  • 1 Weir Farm National Historic Site, Wilton — Former home of noted impressionist painter J. Alden Weir.

Maine edit

  • 2 Saint Croix Island International Historic Site, Calais — A small uninhabited island on the U.S.-Canada border that is shared by the two nations.

Massachusetts edit

Minute Man National Historical Park
  • 2 Adams National Historical Park, Quincy — Preserves the homes and birthplaces of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
  • 3 Boston African American National Historic Site, Beacon Hill, Boston — Contains a set of buildings dating back to the early 19th century that relate to the history of Boston's African-American community.
  • 3 Boston National Historical Park, Downtown Boston and Charlestown, Boston — Preserves many sites crucial to the American Revolution, including sites affiliated with the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, Paul Revere's midnight ride, and a former navy yard that is now home to the USS Constitution, the oldest floating navy vessel in the world.
  • 4 Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Brookline — Former home and office of Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of American landscape architecture and designer of many of the most noted American parks of the 19th century.
  • 5 John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Brookline — Birthplace of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 6 Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site, Cambridge — A historic home that served as George Washington's headquarters in the early years of the American Revolution. Later, 19th-century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow lived here while teaching at Harvard.
  • 4 Lowell National Historical Park, Lowell — Preserves a set of textile mills dating back to the Industrial Revolution.
  • 5 Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord — Contains the sites of the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the opening battle of the American Revolution.
  • 6 New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, New Bedford — A historic wharf district that was once the world's busiest whaling port.
  • 7 Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem — Preserves several historic buildings and a replica sailing ship on Salem Harbor, one of the most important ports in the region in colonial times.
  • 8 Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, Saugus — Site of one of North America's first ironworks, with several reconstructed buildings and mills.
  • 9 Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield — Site of the primary arsenal of the American Revolutionary War and numerous technological innovations. Today, it holds the world's largest collection of historic American firearms.

New Hampshire edit

  • 10 Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish — Former home and studios of noted sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Rhode Island edit

  • 1 Roger Williams National Memorial, Providence — Commemorates one of the founders of the Colony of Rhode Island, an advocate for religious freedom.
  • 11 Touro Synagogue National Historic Site, Newport — The oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, dating to the colonial era.

Vermont edit

  • 7 Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Woodstock — Preserves a nineteenth century managed forest and dairy farm.

Mid-Atlantic edit

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Delaware edit

  • 9 First State National Historical Park

Maryland edit

  • 1 Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg — Site of the Battle of Antietam, a major Civil War battle and the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.
  • 12 Clara Barton National Historic Site, Glen Echo — Former home of Clara Barton, nurse, humanitarian, and founder of the American Red Cross.
  • 2 Fort Foote Park, Oxon Hill — Civil War site with two cannons.
  • 3 Fort Washington Park, Fort Washington — Washington DC's main defense from naval attack along the Potomac; important for the War of 1812.
  • 13 Hampton National Historic Site, Towson — Preserves a remnant of a huge 18th century estate, including a mansion that was the largest private home in America when it was completed.
  • 14 Harmony Hall, Fort Washington — Historic 18th-century mansion.
  • 10 Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, Cambridge — Commemorates the life of Harriet Tubman, the former slave instrumental in the operation of the Underground Railroad, the system of secret routes and safe houses used by fleeing slaves escaping north.
  • 4 Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick — Site of a major Civil War battle that was one of the last fought in Union territory.
  • 15 Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm, Oxon Hill, Prince George's County
  • 16 Thomas Stone National Historic Site, Port Tobacco (near La Plata) — Former home of Thomas Stone, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

New Jersey edit

  • 11 Morristown National Historical Park  , Morristown — Site of a strategic crossroads during the American Revolutionary War, including a fort and one of George Washington's winter quarters.
  • 12 Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, Paterson — Contains a beautiful waterfall that was the center of much industrial development in the area, including canals and watermills.
  • 13 Thomas Edison National Historical Park, West Orange — Thomas Edison's home and laboratory, where the motion picture camera, improved sound recordings, and the nickel-iron alkaline electric battery were invented.

New York edit

  • 17 Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park — Former home of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • 2 Federal Hall National Memorial, Financial District, New York City — Situated on Wall Street, this was the site of the nation's first capitol building and George Washington's inauguration as the first president.
  • 3 General Grant National Memorial, Upper West Side, New York City — Grant's Tomb, the final resting place of Civil War general and president Ulysses S. Grant.
  • 4 Hamilton Grange National Memorial, Upper Manhattan, New York City — Preserves the home of founding father Alexander Hamilton.
  • 18 Home Of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park — Birthplace, lifelong home, and burial site of the 32nd president, as well as the burial site of his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • 19 Kate Mullany National Historic Site, Troy — Former home of Kate Mullany, an early female labor leader.
  • 20 Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site, Lower East Side, New York City — Preserves a brick tenement building with historical exhibits on the American immigrant experience in New York.
  • 21 Martin Van Buren National Historic Site, Kinderhook — Former estate and mansion of the 8th president.
  • 22 Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay — Home of Theodore Roosevelt in the later part of his life.
  • 23 Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site, Mount Vernon — One of New York state's oldest parishes, used as a military hospital in the American Revolution.
  • 14 Saratoga National Historical Park, Stillwater (near Saratoga Springs) — Site of the Battles of Saratoga, a major turning point in the American Revolutionary War.
  • 24 Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, Flatiron, New York City — Birthplace of President Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 25 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Allentown, Buffalo — A historic house that was the site where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office.
  • 26 Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill — Home and studio of noted landscape painter Thomas Cole.
  • 27 Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park — A noted example of country palaces built by wealthy industrialists during the Gilded Age.
  • 15 Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls — Preserves a set of historic sites important to the women's rights movement, including the homes of early activists.

Pennsylvania edit

Gettysburg National Military Park
A replica cabin at Valley Forge
  • 28 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin (near Altoona) — The remains of the first railroad built through the Appalachian Mountains.
  • 5 Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Franklin Institute, Center City West, Philadelphia — A colossal statue of the famed inventor and founding father in the rotunda of the Franklin Institute.
  • 29 Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, North Philly, Philadelphia — Preserves the only surviving Philadelphia home of the noted author and poet.
  • 30 Eisenhower National Historic Site, Gettysburg — Former home and farm of President Dwight Eisenhower.
  • 6 Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville — Site where Flight 93 crashed into a field on September 11, 2001.
  • 5 Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Farmington (near Johnstown) — Site of a battle in the French and Indian War, where George Washington, then a British colonel, surrendered to French and Indian forces.
  • 31 Friendship Hill National Historic Site, Point Marion — Preserves a historic home built in the 1780s.
  • 6 Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg — Site of arguably the most important battle in the Civil War. Today you can tour the battlefields, the military cemetery, and the site where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous "Gettysburg Address."
  • 32 Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, South Philly, Philadelphia — The oldest church in Pennsylvania and the second-oldest Swedish church in the nation.
  • 33 Grey Towers National Historic Site (USFS), Milford — A French château-style house that was the home of Gifford Pinchot, the first director of the United States Forest Service.
  • 34 Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson — Preserves a 19th century rural iron plantation, including a furnace and several preserved buildings.
  • 16 Independence National Historical Park (Independence Hall, National Constitution Center, Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial), Old City, Philadelphia — Preserves a series of sites and icons important to the American Revolution and the nation's founding, including Independence Hall, where the constitution and the Declaration of Independence were debated and adopted, and the home of the Liberty Bell.
  • 7 Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Johnstown — Commemorates the infamous and deadly Johnstown Flood of 1889.
  • 35 Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton — A railroad museum on the site of the historic Scranton railyards, including an operational roundhouse and several preserved steam locomotives.
  • 17 Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge — Site of the noted winter encampment during the American Revolution.

Washington, D.C. edit

  • Capitol Hill Parks — A set of five historic squares in the Capitol Hill neighborhood: Lincoln Park, Marion Park, Stanton Park, Folger Park, and Seward Square.
  • 36 Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Shaw — Home of Carter G. Woodson, African-American historian and author, and founder of Black History Month.
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington — The remnants of trenches, forts and batteries that form a circular ring of green space surrounding the capitol.
  • 37 Fort Dupont Park, Anacostia — Part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington, it has some remnants of earthworks but is now an urban park with trails, sports fields, ice skating, and a popular summer concert series.
  • 38 Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Anacostia — Former home of Frederick Douglass, a leader of the abolitionist movement and the most prominent African-American of the 19th century.
  • 39 Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, Shaw — A historic townhouse that was the home of Mary McLeod Bethune, an African-American teacher and civil rights leader.
The National Mall
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks — An iconic strip of parkland and monuments at the heart of the nation's capital.
    • 7 African American Civil War Memorial, Shaw
    • 8 American Veterans Disabled for Life, Capitol Hill
    • 40 Constitution Gardens
    • 9 District of Columbia War Memorial — Honors residents of the capital city who fought in World War I
    • 8 Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial
    • 41 Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and the House Where Lincoln Died, East End — Site of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
    • 9 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
    • 10 George Mason Memorial— Honors a Founding Father who authored the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which inspired Thomas Jefferson as he drafted the Declaration of Independence.
    • 11 John Ericsson National Memorial — Honors an engineer who revolutionized naval propulsion
    • 10 Korean War Veterans Memorial
    • 12 Lincoln Memorial
    • 13 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    • 42 Old Post Office Tower
    • 18 Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site and Park (Old Post Office Tower, United States Navy Memorial), East End — A historic district along Pennsylvania Avenue, the iconic street that runs between the U.S. Capitol and the White House.
    • 14 Thomas Jefferson Memorial
    • 11 Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    • 43 Washington Monument
    • 19 West Potomac Park
    • 12 World War II Memorial
  • 44 Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site, Capitol Hill — A historic house that was the headquarters of the National Woman's Party, with exhibits on the women's suffrage movement.
  • 45 White House, West End — The iconic home, offices, and administrative complex of the President of the United States. Tours of the White House are available by advance reservation.

South edit

Alabama edit

  • 13 Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Dadeville — Site of the final battle of the 1814 Creek War between the U.S. government and the Native American Creek Nation.
  • 46 Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Tuskegee — Training grounds for the Tuskegee Airmen, an all African-American flight squadron during World War II.
  • 47 Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Tuskegee — Campus of Tuskegee University, a private, historically black university founded in 1881. On campus are the graves of Booker T. Washington and George Carver Washington as well as Booker T. Washington's house and a museum devoted to Carver.

Arkansas edit

Arkansas Post National Memorial
  • 15 Arkansas Post National Memorial, Gillet — Site of a French trading post that was the first European settlement in the lower Mississippi River valley.
  • 48 Fort Smith National Historic Site, Fort Smith — A historic military fort located along the Trail of Tears.
  • 49 Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock — A public high school that was the site of a forced school integration that became a watershed moment in the civil rights movement.
  • 14 Pea Ridge National Military Park, Pea Ridge — Site of a Civil War battle that helped the Union cement control over Missouri and northern Arkansas.
  • 50 President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site, Hope — Birthplace of President Bill Clinton.

Georgia edit

  • 51 Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville (Plantation Midlands) — Preserves Camp Sumter, a Confederate prisoner of war camp during the Civil War.
  • 52 Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Plains (Plantation Midlands) — Preserves a set of sites related to the life of President Jimmy Carter.
  • 15 Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw — Site of a major battle of General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign during the Civil War.
  • 53 Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site, Atlanta — Birthplace of the famous civil rights leader.
  • 21 Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, Macon — Preserves a set of prehistoric earthworks dating over a thousand years old, including burial and ceremonial mounds.

Kentucky edit

  • 22 Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville — Preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln, as well as a memorial with a symbolic log cabin meant to resemble the one Lincoln was born in.

Louisiana edit

  • 23 Cane River Creole National Historical Park, Natchitoches — Preserves the site of two plantations.
  • 24 Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Chalmette, Lafayette, visitor's center in French Quarter, New Orleans — Preserves a set of historic sites related to the Cajun culture of the area and a Civil War battlefield, as well as a natural preserve of forests and swamps.
  • 25 New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, French Quarter and Tremé, New Orleans — Contains a set of sites affiliated with the creation and development of jazz in New Orleans.

Mississippi edit

  • 16 Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, Baldwyn — Site of a major Civil War battle in which Confederate forces defeated a much larger Union force.
  • 26 Natchez National Historical Park, Natchez — Contains a pair of sites that illustrate antebellum life in the area, including a historic Natchez estate.
  • 17 Tupelo National Battlefield, Tupelo — Site of a Civil War battle where Confederate forces tried to cut Union supply lines.
  • 18 Vicksburg National Military Park, Vicksburg — Site of a major Civil War battle that was the culmination of the Union's Vicksburg Campaign, which gave the Union control over the Mississippi River.

North Carolina edit

  • 54 Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, Flat Rock — Preserves the home of noted author and poet Carl Sandburg.
  • 55 Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Manteo — Site of the Roanoke Colony, the first English settlement in the Americas.
  • 19 Guilford Courthouse National Military Park, Greensboro — Site of a battle in the American Revolution that contributed to ultimate British surrender at the end of the war.
  • 20 Moores Creek National Battlefield, Currie — Commemorates an early battle in the American Revolution in which American soldiers routed British forces from North Carolina.
  • 16 Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills — Commemorates the site of the first successful sustained flight by the Wright Brothers.

South Carolina edit

Stockade fort at Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • 56 Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Mount Pleasant — Farm of Charles Pinckney, a principal framer of the U.S. Constitution.
  • 21 Cowpens National Battlefield, Chesnee — Site of a decisive victory in the American Revolution against British forces in the South.
  • 22 Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, Camden — Preserves a set of colonial-era sites with artifacts from the American Revolution.
  • 23 Kings Mountain National Military Park, Blacksburg — Site of a battle during the American Revolution that was a decisive victory against British forces in the South.
  • 57 Ninety Six National Historic Site, Ninety Six — Site of a colonial-era village that was the location of a battle during the American Revolution.
  • 27 Reconstruction Era National Historical Park — several historic sites in Beaufort County

Tennessee edit

  • 58 Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Greeneville — Home and burial place of Andrew Johnson, the 17th president.
  • 24 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Chattanooga — Preserves several sites around Chattanooga that commemorate a major Civil War battle in the area that ended Confederate control of Tennessee.
  • 25 Fort Donelson National Battlefield, Dover — Site of a major Civil War battle in which Union forces secured control of the area, the first major successes for the Union in the war.
  • 28 Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Oak Ridge — The headquarters of the Manhattan Project can be toured through the American Museum of Science and Energy. Another component of the park is in Washington state (the related component in New Mexico isn't open to the public).
  • 26 Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh — Site of an early major battle in the Civil War that was one of the bloodiest in the war.
  • 27 Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro — Site of a strategic Union victory in the Civil War.

Virginia edit

Marine Corps War Memorial
  • 29 Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox — Site of the surrender of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, thus ending the Civil War.
  • 17 Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Arlington — In the midst of the noted military cemetery overlooking Washington, D.C. is the former home of Robert E. Lee, now open for tours.
  • 30 Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, Middletown and Strasburg — Preserves several historic sites in the Shenandoah Valley, including a Civil War battlefield and a plantation.
  • 31 Colonial National Historical Park (Cape Henry Memorial, Colonial Parkway, Jamestown National Historic Site, Yorktown Battlefield), Williamsburg area — Preserves a set of sites related to the Virginia Colony, including the site of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas, and the Yorktown Battlefield, site of the final battle of the American Revolution.
  • 28 Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, Fredericksburg — Preserves the site of four major battles in the Civil War.
  • 59 Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, Arlington — A scenic grove on the banks of the Potomac River honoring the 36th president.
  • 60 Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Richmond — Former home of Maggie Walker, the first female bank president in the nation.
  • 29 Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas — Site of two major battles in the Civil War, including the war's first major battle and the site where Confederate general "Stonewall" Jackson earned his nickname.
  • 30 Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington — Adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery is this iconic memorial, based on the famous WWII picture taken at Iwo Jima.
  • 31 Petersburg National Battlefield, Petersburg — Preserves sites from the Civil War siege of Petersburg.
  • 18 Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Brookneal — Preserves the home and plantation of Patrick Henry, a famed orator and legislator during the American Revolution.
  • 32 Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond — A set of Civil War sites surrounding Richmond, including battlefields and former defensive fortifications.
  • 33 United States Air Force Memorial, Arlington — Overlooking Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon is this monument to the Air Force, comprised of a statue with three curving spires signifying the Thunderbird's signature bomb-burst formation.
  • 32 Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna

West Virginia edit

  • 33 Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Harpers Ferry — Contains much of the historic town of Harpers Ferry, an important industrial center in the 19th century and site of John Brown's raid that helped trigger the Civil War.

Florida edit

  • 19 De Soto National Memorial, Bradenton — Commemorates the landing of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who led the first European expedition of the southern United States.
  • 20 Fort Caroline National Memorial, Jacksonville — Site of the first French colony in what would become the United States.

Midwest edit

Illinois edit

  • 61 Chicago Portage National Historic Site, Chicago — A water gap connecting the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, the importance of which led to Chicago becoming the most prominent city in the region.
  • 62 Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Springfield — The Illinois home of Abraham Lincoln, where he lived before becoming president.
  • 63 New Philadelphia National Historic Site, Pike County, Western Illinois — Remains of the first town in the United States legally founded by an African American.
  • 34 Pullman National Historical Park, Pullman, Chicago — A historic district that was once a company town built for the Pullman sleeping car company and the site of the violent 1894 Pullman labor strike, which played a significant role in U.S. labor and civil rights history.

Indiana edit

Iowa edit

  • 64 Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch (near Iowa City) — Birthplace, boyhood home, and burial site of President Herbert Hoover.

Michigan edit

  • 22 Father Marquette National Memorial, St Ignace — Commemorates Jacques Marquette, a French priest and explorer who established the first European settlements in Michigan.
  • 36 Keweenaw National Historical Park, Calumet — Preserves a set of historic copper mines as well as many associated structures.
  • 34 River Raisin National Battlefield Park, Monroe — Site of a major battle in the War of 1812.

Missouri edit

  • 65 Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Independence and Grandview — Longtime home of President Harry Truman.
  • 37 Ste. Geneviève National Historical Park, Ste. Genevieve — the first permanent European settlement in Missouri.
  • 66 Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis — Home of the family of President Ulysses S. Grant.
  • 35 Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Republic (near Springfield) — Site of the first major Civil War battle west of the Mississippi River.

Ohio edit

  • 23 David Berger National Memorial, Cleveland Heights — Honors David Berger, an American citizen who was among the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
  • 38 Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Dayton — Preserves a number of sites related to the Wright brothers of aviation fame.
  • 67 First Ladies National Historic Site, Canton — Home of Ida Saxton McKinley, wife of President McKinley.
  • 68 Fort Miamis National Historic Site, Toledo — Site of the remains of a British fort built after the American Revolution.
  • 39 Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Chillicothe — Contains a series of ancient earthworks and burial mounds.
  • 69 James A Garfield National Historic Site, Mentor — Former home of President James Garfield.
  • 24 Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Put-in-Bay — Commemorates the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812.
  • 70 William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati — Birthplace of President William Howard Taft.

Texas edit

Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • 25 Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso — A cultural center on the U.S./Mexican border that commemorates the peaceful settlement of a local border dispute.
  • 71 Fort Davis National Historic Site, Fort Davis — A well-preserved frontier fort dating back to the 1850s.
  • 40 Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City — Birthplace, home, ranch, and resting place of the former president.
  • 41 Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, Brownsville — Site of the first major conflict of the Mexican-American War.
  • 42 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio — Preserves several Spanish Colonial missions in the San Antonio area.

Great Plains edit

Kansas edit

  • 72 Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka — Site of a segregated elementary school that became the focus for the Supreme Court's landmark decision to end racial segregation in public schools.
  • 73 Fort Larned National Historic Site, Larned — A frontier fort along the Santa Fe Trail.
  • 74 Fort Scott National Historic Site, Fort Scott — A fort built in the 1840s and used during the Civil War.
  • 75 Nicodemus National Historic Site, Nicodemus — The only remaining western settlement established by African Americans during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War.

Nebraska edit

North Dakota edit

  • 77 Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, Williston — A partially reconstructed frontier trading post.
  • 78 Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, Stanton — Preserves the remnants of Native American villages, including a reconstructed earthen lodge.

Oklahoma edit

  • 26 Oklahoma City National Memorial, Oklahoma City — Built to honor the victims and survivors of the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995.
  • 79 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Cheyenne — Site of a battle between Cheyenne Indians and George Custer's cavalrymen.

South Dakota edit

  • 80 Minuteman Missile National Historic Site — Preserves components of a nuclear missile field that was a significant Cold War facility, with former missile silos and launch control centers open for viewing.
  • 27 Mount Rushmore National Memorial — The iconic American landmark, with the faces of four presidents—George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt—carved into the granite cliffs of the Black Hills.

Rocky Mountains edit

  • 43 Nez Perce National Historical Park (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington), visitor's center near Lewiston — Preserves dozens of sites related to the history of the native Nez Perce, including the sites of battles between Chief Joseph and the federal government.

Colorado edit

  • 81 Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, La Junta — A frontier fort and settlement along the Santa Fe Trail.
  • 82 Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, in the Eastern Plains — Site of the Sand Creek Massacre, where an American military force destroyed a peaceful Indian village in 1864.

Idaho edit

  • 83 Minidoka National Historic Site, Twin Falls — Site of a major Japanese American internment camp during World War II.

Montana edit

  • 36 Big Hole National Battlefield, Wisdom — Site of a battle between the U.S. government and the native Nez Perce.
  • 84 Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site, Deer Lodge — A living history museum that preserves a 19th century cattle ranch.
  • 85 Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, near Billings — Site of Custer's Last Stand, a battle between Custer's U.S. soldiers and Lakota warriors.

Wyoming edit

Southwest edit

Arizona edit

  • 28 Coronado National Memorial, Sierra Vista — Situated on the U.S./Mexican border, commemorating the 1540 expedition of Spanish conquistador Coronado, the first European expedition into the American Southwest.
  • 87 Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Bowie (near Willcox) — Preserves the remains of a 19th century Army outpost.
  • 88 Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado — Once a prominent trading post in the Navajo Nation, which has been preserved to look much like it did when it was built in the late 19th century.
  • 44 Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori — Contains the ruins of three Spanish Colonial missions, including the remarkably well preserved Mission San José de Tumacácori.

New Mexico edit

Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • 45 Chaco Culture National Historical Park — Preserves the ruins of an ancient city that was the heart of the Ancestral Puebloan civilization a thousand years ago.
  • 46 Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos — Contains the ruins of an abandoned Puebloan village and a Spanish mission.

Utah edit

  • 89 Golden Spike National Historical Park, Brigham City — Commemorates the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

California edit

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • 90 Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site, Danville — The hillside home of noted playwright Eugene O'Neill.
  • 91 John Muir National Historic Site, Martinez — Former home of famed naturalist John Muir. His house is now full of artifacts and information about his life, his family's orchards are still operational, and the adjoining hills where he used to hike are open to visitors.
  • 92 Manzanar National Historic Site, Independence — The most widely known of the Japanese American internment camps from World War II.
  • 29 Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, Concord (visit from Martinez) — Recognizes the Port Chicago disaster, a munitions explosion during WWII that killed hundreds of sailors and civilian workers.
  • 47 Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, Richmond — Still under development, this park preserves a portion of the Richmond Shipyards and associated structures, which churned out an unprecedented number of ships for the war effort.
  • 48 San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco — Contains a maritime museum and a fleet of historic ships open for tours, including a square rigged sailing ship and a ferryboat.

Pacific Northwest edit

Oregon edit

  • 49 Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Astoria — Commemorates the location where Lewis and Clark successfully reached the Pacific Ocean.

Washington edit

  • 50 Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve
  • 93 Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Vancouver — An important 19th century fur trading outpost.
  • 51 Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Pioneer Square, Seattle — A museum and visitor center located in a former Seattle hotel that was a first stop for many prospectors during the Klondike gold rush.
  • 52 Manhattan Project National Historical Park, near Richland — Hanford B Reactor, which produced plutonium for nuclear weapons, is visitable on free guided tours. Another component of the park is in Tennessee (the related component in New Mexico isn't open to the public).
  • 53 San Juan Island National Historical Park, San Juan Island — Preserves the site of the Pig War, a bloodless dispute between the U.S. and the British Empire over the boundary between the U.S. and Canada that was triggered by the shooting of a pig.
  • 94 Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Walla Walla — A site along the Oregon Trail where a group of settlers were slain by Native Americans in 1847.

Alaska edit

  • 95 Aleutian World War II National Historic Area, Unalaska — Site of a coastal defense fort built during WWII.
  • 54 Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Skagway — Preserves several historic buildings in Skagway affiliated with the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s.
  • 55 Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka — Preserves the site of a fort built by the native Tlingit people and a collection of totem poles.

Hawaii edit

  • 96 Honouliuli National Historic Site — Site of a Japanese internment camp during WWII. Not yet open to the public (as of 2023).
  • 56 Kalaupapa National Historical Park — Preserves the sites of two former leper colonies on the island of Molokai.
  • 57 Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kona — Contains several sites that demonstrate traditional native Hawaiian culture, including an ancient settlement and a fishpond.
  • 30 Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu — Covers a section of Pearl Harbor, site of the Japanese surprise attack that caused the U.S. to enter WWII. Several memorials are located here, most notably the USS Arizona Memorial, which straddles the sunken wreck of the USS Arizona battleship.
  • 58 Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Honaunau — Preserves the site of an ancient place of refuge as well as the remains of an ancient coastal village and a reconstructed temple.
  • 97 Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, Kawaihae — Preserves the ruins of a major Ancient Hawaiian temple.

Guam edit

  • 59 War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam — Contains former WWII battlefields, trenches, and historic structures.

Northern Mariana Islands edit

  • 37 American Memorial Park, Saipan — A monument and park honoring the fallen of a WWII campaign on the Marianas.

Puerto Rico edit

  • 98 San Juan National Historic Site, Old San Juan — Preserves a set of historic sites in Old San Juan, including colonial-era forts, bastions, and the old city wall.

U.S. Virgin Islands edit

  • 99 Christiansted National Historic Site, Christiansted — A set of historic structures dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries, that relate to the development of the Danish colonial economy once present on the island.
  • 60 Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, Christiansted — Contains the only known site where Christopher Columbus set foot on what would later be United States territory, as well as a marine and island natural preserve.
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