State Parks Tagged With: Historic Site

Ames Monument Historic Site
Buford, WY
The Ames Monument is located about 20 miles (32 km) east of Laramie, Wyoming, south of Interstate 80 at the Vedauwoo exit. The monument is a four-sided, random ashlar pyramid, 60 feet (18 m) square at
Arrow Rock State Historic Site
Colchester, MO
Stroll through the history of a once-bustling river town that’s now the serene village of Arrow Rock. You’ll walk streets lined with the architecture of the historic “Boone’s Lick Country.” At Arrow R
Audubon State Historic Site
St Francisville, LA
"The rich magnolias covered with fragrant blossoms, the holly, the beech, the tall yellow poplar, the hilly ground and even the red clay, all excited my admiration. Such an entire change in the fall o
Baranof Castle State Historic Site
Sitka, AK
Commonly referred to as Castle Hill, this park is one of the most historically significant sites in Alaska. Tlingit natives originally inhabited this area and built a strategic fortification at this s
Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Revere, MO
Battle of Athens State Historic Site is a place of peace and serenity. Its historic buildings, tree-studded landscape and mile of Des Moines River frontage make the site a perfect place to hike, picni
Battle of Carthage State Historic Site
Carthage, MO
The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site contains a quiet meadow and the spring that made the a
Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site
Butler, MO
The peaceful setting at Battle of Island Mound State Historic Site is in dramatic contrast to the battle that occurred here in 1862 – a battle that marked a significant milestone in the history of the
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
Lexington, MO
People called Oliver Anderson’s house “the best arranged dwelling house west of St. Louis.” But it became more famous as the center of a bloody three-day Civil War battle in 1861. Walk through the And
Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site
Pilot Knob, MO
Today, the Arcadia Valley in Iron County is a peaceful setting in one of Missouri’s most scenic areas. But in September 1864, the valley was the scene of one of the largest and most hard-fought battle
Battleship Texas State Historic Site
La Porte, TX
The Battleship Texas is closed for a lengthy repair project. No reopening date has been set. More than 36,000 items are part of the Battleship Texas artifact collection. Many will be on display afte
Bedell Bridge State Historic Site
Haverhill, NH
Bedell Bridge State Park is a 74-acre park located along the Connecticut River. The park was the site of a historic two-span covered bridge, the second longest in the country. The covered Burr Truss b
Bible Point State Historic Site
South Aroostook, ME
A 27-acre property near the south end of Mattawamkeag Lake, made famous by Teddy Roosevelt who visited the area beginning in 1878. As a young man under the guidance of his lifelong friend and guide Bi
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Union, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Visit the Bison herd. 2. Tour the museum and diorama pit. 3. Discover salt springs along one of 5 trails. 4. Camp overnight. 5. Grab a souvenir T-shirt. Big Bone Lick’s mus
Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
Burfordville, MO
Travel back to simpler days when business in Missouri was about the rushing of a stream over a dam and bridges were covered. Visitors to Bollinger Mill State Historic Site can learn how wheat and corn
Boone Station State Historic Site
Lexington, KY
Daniel Boone 1734-1820, known for his role in the exploring and settling of the Kentucky frontier decided that the settlement of Boonesborough had become far too crowded. In December 1779, Boone and
Boone's Lick State Historic Site
Glasgow, MO
After a short hike, visitors to Boone’s Lick State Historic Site can see the remnants of one of Missouri’s first and most important industries: salt. Timber and rolling green hills drew settlers to Co
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site
Sedalia, MO
With a commanding view from atop a bluff, Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is one of the best representations of early 20th Century sensibilities in the Midwest. Walk through the 31-room, 12,000-squ
Brook Farm Historic Site
Boston, MA
Brook Farm features 179 acres of fields, woodland, and wetland. Explore walking trails for views of nature and wildlife. Brook Farm is a National Historic Site for its role in social and intellectual
Butler-Turpin State Historic House
Carrollton, KY
With a commanding view of the Ohio River Valley the restored home built in 1859, in the Greek Revival style, displays military documents, furniture and objects original to the Butler family. The house
Centenary State Historic Site
Jackson, LA
Originally opened as the College of Louisiana in 1826, the school occupied an old courthouse and other buildings in the town of Jackson. The college steadily grew and two dormitories were built on new
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
Charleston, SC
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on a marshy point, located off the Ashley River, where a group of English settlers landed in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the
Chief Vann House Historic Site
Chatsworth, GA
During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is
Clark's Hill/Norton State Historic Site
Jefferson City, MO
Walk in the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Clark’s Hill/Norton State Historic Site. The explorers camped at the base of Clark’s Hill between June 1 and June 3, 1804, on their epic jour
Colburn House State Historic Site
Pittston, ME
No, George Washington never slept here but he knew the owner. Two other people who figured prominently in the American Revolution did sleep in this house - Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr. Built in 176
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
Summerville, SC
From 1697 until the beginning of the Revolutionary War, the trading town of Dorchester flourished along the Ashley River, inland from colonial Charleston. Today, Colonial Dorchester State Historic Sit
Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site (Ft. William Henry)
Bristol, ME
One of northern New England's earliest communities, rich in archeological history, Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site is a place not to be missed during a visit to Midcoast Maine. Bureau of Parks a
Confederate Memorial State Historic Site
Higginsville, MO
Step on to the peaceful grounds of Confederate Memorial State Historic Site and experience where the last voices of the “Lost Cause” lingered. The site was once home to the Confederate Soldiers Home o
Connor Battlefield Historic Site
Ranchester, WY
The site consists of 20 camping and picnic sites nestled in an oxbow of the Tongue River in the shade of large cottonwoods. There are two restrooms, a playground and horseshoe pits. Each camping and p
Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site
Dahlonega, GA
Twenty years before the 1849 gold rush in California, thousands of prospectors flocked into the Cherokee Nation in north Georgia, marking the true beginning of our country’s first gold rush. Dahlonega
Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site
Franklin, NH
The Daniel Webster Birthplace is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site affords a view of the
Deutschheim State Historic Site
Hermann, MO
Visitors can discover a part of German-American heritage and experience an early Missouri settlement, all in one place—Deutschheim State Historic Site. This site is located in Hermann, a town known th
Dillard Mill State Historic Site
Davisville, MO
A red mill set on the blue waters of Huzzah Creek is as pretty a picture as there is in Missouri, and that’s the setting for Dillard Mill State Historic Site. The site interprets one of the state’s be
Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Barbourville, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Visit a replica of the first Kentucky home. 2. Play mini golf. 3. Ride the giant slide. 4. Enjoy kid-friendly recreation. 5. Shop for gifts and T-shirts. Born in Virginia, Th
Eagle Island State Historic Site
Harpswell, ME
Nestled a few miles off the coast of Maine, Eagle Island State Historic Site, and National Historic Landmark, receives about 6,000 visitors each season who tour the summer home of North Pole Explorer
Endicott Rock State Historic Site
Laconia, NH
Endicott Rock may be the oldest public monument in New England. The name of John Endicott, Governor of Massachusetts Bay, and the initials of Edward Johnson and Simon Willard, Commissioners of the Mas
Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site
Cartersville, GA
Home to several thousand Native Americans from 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D., this 54-acre site protects six earthen mounds, a plaza, village site, borrow pits and defensive ditch. Etowah Mounds is the most
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site
Anderson, TX
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Bryan/College Station. It consists of six acres in Anderson, county seat of Grimes County. Texas Parks and Wildlife Depa
Felix Valle House State Historic Site
Ste. Genevieve, MO
Travel back to Missouri’s early French roots at Felix Vallé House State Historic Site. The American-Federal style Vallé house was built in 1818 and today is furnished in the style of the 1830s with a
First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
St Charles, MO
Located within a stone’s throw of the Missouri River and Katy Trail State Park, and in the heart of historic St. Charles, First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is the first seat of the stat
Fort Baldwin State Historic Site
Phippsburg, ME
Built between 1905 and 1912 and named for Jeduthan Baldwin, an engineer for the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War, Fort Baldwin originally consisted of three batteries (Cogan, Hardman, and Ha
Fort Bridger Historic Site
Fort Bridger, WY
Fort Bridger State Historic Site maintains and interprets historic structures and remnants from its 5 eras of occupation which include the Mountain Men, Mormons, Military, Milkbarn/ Motel and Museum.
Fort Constitution State Historic Site
New Castle, NH
Fort Constitution State Historic Site is located on a peninsula on the northeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks both the Piscataqua River and the Atlantic Ocean. The grounds provide a casua
Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site
Edgecomb, ME
Watch boats motor by, catch a glimpse of playful harbor seals, or see nearby nesting osprey take flight as you enjoy a picnic on the waterfront at Fort Edgecomb State Historic Site. Located on Davis I
Fort Fetterman Historic Site
Douglas, WY
Fort Fetterman is open to the public during the summer. A restored officers’ quarters and an ordnance warehouse have interpretive exhibits and artifacts of the fort’s history, Fetterman City and its I
Fort Halifax State Historic Site
Winslow, ME
The oldest blockhouse in the United States is all that remains of Fort Halifax at the confluence of the Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers in Winslow, Maine. English settlers built the fort in 1754 to pr
Fort Jesup State Historic Site
Many, LA
Fort Jesup is a reminder of a young nation's growing pains and a relic of Louisiana's rich international heritage. When the Louisiana Purchase Treaty of 1803 failed to clearly define the western bound
Fort Kent State Historic Site
Fort Kent, ME
Fort Kent State Historic Site bears the distinguished honor as one of Maine's few National Historic Landmarks, a testimony to its important role in securing the state and national border. Named after
Fort King George Historic Site
Darien, GA
This is the oldest English fort remaining on Georgia's coast. From 1721 until 1736, Fort King George was the southern outpost of the British Empire in North America. A cypress blockhouse, barracks and
Fort Knox State Historic Site
Prospect, ME
Fort Knox, Maine's largest historic fort, features stunning military architecture and master granite craftsmanship. Constructed between 1844 and 1864 by master craftsmen and never fully completed, thi
Fort Leaton State Historic Site
Presidio, TX
Fort Leaton is day use only and offers picnicking areas, guided tours, plus exhibits on the history from 15th century, natural history, and archaeological history of the area. The site serves for hist
Fort McClary State Historic Site
Kittery, ME
For more than 275 years, a fort has stood to protect the approaches to the Piscataqua River at the southern gateway to Kittery, Maine. The most recent of these is Fort McClary, named for New Hampshire
Fort Morris Historic Site
Midway, GA
When the Continental Congress convened in 1776, the delegates recognized the importance of a fort to protect their growing seaport from the British. Soon afterwards, a low bluff on the Medway River at
Fort O'Brien State Historic Site
Machiasport, ME
Fort O'Brien (Fort Machias) was built in 1775 and destroyed by the British in the same year. This state historic site is one of few Maine forts active during three wars - the American Revolution, War
Fort Pike State Historic Site
Cypremort Point, LA
Begun in 1819 and completed in 1826, Fort Pike was named for the explorer and soldier General Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) whose name is also attached to Pike's Peak in the Rocky Mountains. For
Fort Popham State Historic Site
Phippsburg, ME
Fort Popham is a semi-circular granite fort that was never completed, though construction began in 1862 for use during the Civil War. Modifications were made and the fort was used again in the Spanish
Fort Rousseau Causeway State Historic Site
Sitka, AK
Located west of the Sitka airport runway, Fort Rousseau Causeway State Historical Park provides a unique opportunity for visitors to discover Sitka’s WWII history. Although there is no land access to
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site
Natchitoches, LA
Natchitoches was founded by a French Canadian, Louis Antoine Juchereau de St. Denis, in 1714 while he was en route to Mexico from Mobile, Alabama, on a trade mission. When he reached the village of th
Fort Stark State Historic Site
New Castle, NH
Fort Stark Historic Site is located on a peninsula historically called Jerry's Point on the southeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks the Piscataqua River, Little Harbor and the Atlantic Oce
Forts Randolph & Buhlow State Historic Site
Pineville, LA
After the Battle of Mansfield, halting the Union advance to the West in Spring of 1864, Forts Randolph and Buhlow were constructed on the Red River at Alexandria by Confederates in order to repel futu
Franklin Pierce Homestead State Historic Site
Hillsboro, NH
Franklin Pierce Homestead was the home the 14th president of the United States from his infancy until his marriage in 1834. The Pierce Homestead is a fine example of New Hampshire village architecture
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site
Laclede, MO
Explore a piece of America’s military history at Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site and learn about the experiences that molded a Laclede country boy into one of the nation’s legen
Gov. Daniel Dunklin's Grave State Historic Site
Herculaneum, MO
Reflect on the greatness of the Mississippi River and the legacy of public schools that Gov. Daniel Dunklin left Missouri at Gov. Daniel Dunklin’s Grave State Historic Site. Perched on a bluff above t
Governor Wentworth Historic Site
Wolfeboro, NH
At Governor Wentworth Historic Site, explore the remains of an extensive northern plantation built just before the outbreak of the American Revolution. Built by New Hampshire's second Royal Governor,
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
McClellanville, SC
Located in the southern Santee Delta region, Hampton Plantation State Historic Site is home to the remote, final remnants of a colonial-era rice plantation. The plantation now serves as an interpretiv
Hannah Duston Memorial State Historic Site
Boscawen, NH
Hannah Duston Memorial was erected in 1874 and is the first publically-funded statue in New Hampshire. Located on a small island at the confluence of the Contoocook and Merrimack Rivers, the statue co
Hardman Farm Historic Site
Sautee Nacoochee, GA
The Sautee Nacoochee Indian Mound at Hardman Farm is perhaps the best known feature of Hardman Farm, located just south of Helen in White County. The gazebo-topped mound and cow pasture is a favorite
Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Lamar, MO
See where the only U.S. president born in Missouri started at Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site. Visitors can view the small frame house where the future president was born, and see furnis
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site
Brunswick, GA
This beautiful plantation represents the history and culture of Georgia’s rice coast. In the early 1800s, using enslaved African-American laborers, William Brailsford of Charleston carved a rice plant
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
New Madrid, MO
Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site preserves a now-vanished part of Missouri: the stately Bootheel mansion. Filled with original pieces purchased by the house's first owner and furnished in the style i
Iliniwek Village State Historic Site
Wayland, MO
High above the Des Moines River’s floodplain, the grasses that sway back and forth in the wind beckon visitors to Iliniwek Village State Historic Site. The site is the only Illinois Indian village sit
Independence Rock Historic Site
Alcova, WY
Independence Rock also known as the Register of the Desert for the more than 5,000 names that are a part of our pioneering history. One of the earliest signatures carved into the large granite rock is
Isaac Shelby Cemetery
Stanford, KY
Visit the smallest park in the park system where the ½-acre burial grounds of the Shelby family sits amid the peaceful countryside of Lincoln County. The stone-walled cemetery contains the monument an
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Juliette, GA
Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived General Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” typhoid fever, the cotton boll
Jefferson Davis Memorial Historic Site
Fitzgerald, GA
When Confederate President Jefferson Davis and a few remaining staff members crossed the Savannah River into Georgia on May 3, 1865, they were headed for the Western theater of war where Davis planned
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
Fairview, KY
Top Five Things to Do Tour the historic museum. Shop the gift shop. Picnic in a pavilion. Visit the playground with your children. See the 351-foot Obelisk constructed on a bed of Kentucky limestone.
Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site
Columbia, MO
The hustle and bustle of nearby Providence Road in Columbia belie the peace and serenity of Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site. The shady tree-filled cemetery contains the grave of Missouri's 22nd go
Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site
Brownville, ME
The skeletons of a blast furnace and charcoal kiln stand as silent, lone remnants of the Katahdin Iron Works. Between 1843 and 1890, these structures pulsed with activity as part of Maine's only ninet
Kent Plantation House State Historic Site
Alexandria, LA
Kent Plantation House State Historic Site turns back the clock to circa 1800, when Pierre Baillio II commissioned the construction of a simple six-bedroom home on the banks of Bayou Rapides. Located i
Lapham-Patterson House Historic Site
Thomasville, GA
The Lapham-Patterson House is a monument to the imagination, creative engineering and craftsmanship of the Victorian Era. Fishscale shingles, oriental-style porch decorations, long-leaf pine inlaid fl
Lipantitlan State Historic Site
Orange Grove, TX
Located on five acres east of Orange Grove in Nueces County, this site was named after the Lipan Apaches that camped in the vicinity. In 1831, a picket fort was constructed by Mexican forces in antici
Locust Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Laclede, MO
Locust Creek Covered Bridge, built in 1868, became a link in one of the nation's earliest transcontinental roads. Today, it is the longest of Missouri's four remaining covered bridges measuring 151 fe
Locust Grove State Historic Site
St Francisville, LA
The cemeteries of Louisiana are a significant part of the state's history. They tell the story of those who laid the foundation for Louisiana as it exists today. A visit to Locust Grove State Historic
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site
St Martinville, LA
Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site explores the cultural interplay among the diverse peoples along the famed Bayou Teche. Acadians and Creoles, Indians and Africans, Frenchmen and Spaniards, sl
Los Adaes State Historic Site
Robeline, LA
Los Adaes, the symbol of New Spain in Louisiana, was once the capital of Texas and the scene of a unique cooperation among the French, the Spanish and the indigenous Native Americans. An area rich in
Mansfield State Historic Site
Mansfield, LA
With the fall of Vicksburg and Port Hudson in July 1863, the Mississippi River was entirely controlled by the Union. President Lincoln and his staff decided that the capture of Texas and the Trans-Mis
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site
Florida, MO
Nothing says “Missouri literature” like Mark Twain. And nothing says “Mark Twain was here” like the state historic site that bears his name. Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site has the two-room
Marksville State Historic Site
Marksville, LA
Marksville was founded by accident. Here, in the 1790s, a Venetian peddler named Marco broke a wagon wheel along his travels, and decided to stay and set up a trading post. The resulting town offers v
Mastodon State Historic Site
Imperial, MO
Mastodon State Historic Site contains an important archaeological and paleontological site – the Kimmswick Bone Bed. Here, scientists discovered the first solid evidence of the coexistence of humans a
Mayall Mills State Historic Site
Gray, ME
The Mayall Mills State Historic Site in Gray is part of the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands’ Pineland Public Reserved Lands and is available to the public for recreational use. There are no staff memb
Missouri Mines State Historic Site
Park Hills, MO
Lead has been big business in the eastern Ozarks since about 1720. Come explore its history – and see the processing plant of the former St. Joe Lead Company – in the heart of the Old Lead Belt at Mis
Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites
La Grange, TX
The monument marks the tomb of the men that died during the Dawson Massacre of September 1842 and the ill-fated Mier expedition of November 1842, also known as the “black bean” incident. Nearby citize
Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
Clinton, SC
Musgrove Mill’s peaceful setting in the Piedmont woods stands in sharp contrast to the bloody Battle of Musgrove Mill that took place there on Aug.19, 1780. The Revolutionary War historic sites at Mus
Names Hill Historic Site
Kemmerer, WY
Names Hill State Historic Site is located along U.S. 189 near La Barge, Wyoming. Fort Bridger State Historic Site oversees, maintains, and interprets Names Hill. The site is a notable location along t
Nansen Ski Jump State Historic Site
Milan, NH
The Nansen Ski Jump was constructed in 1936-38 by the city of Berlin and the National Youth Administration in cooperation with the Nansen Ski Club. The jump is located just north of the Berlin city li
Nathan and Olive Boone Homestead State Historic Site
Ash Grove, MO
Nathan Boone was a genuine Missouri icon – a hunter, soldier, surveyor and businessman. Boone carried his father’s name – he was the youngest son of Daniel Boone – deep into the Missouri wilderness. H
New Echota Historic Site
Calhoun, GA
New Echota is one of the most significant Cherokee Indian sites in the nation and was where the tragic “Trail of Tears” officially began. In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capit
Oconee Station State Historic Site
Walhalla, SC
Originally a military compound and later a trading post, Oconee Station State Historic Site offers both recreational opportunities and a unique look at 18th and 19th century South Carolina. Oconee Sta
Old Mulkey Meeting House
Tompkinsville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the meetinghouse. 2. Find the Kentucky Rock. 3. Tickle your toes in the park spring. 4. Visit the fairy garden atmosphere down at the bottom o
Osage Village State Historic Site
Walker, MO
The quiet and peaceful hilltop scenery at Osage Village State Historic Site only hints at the presence of a village that once housed between 2,000 and 3,000 people living in about 200 lodges. The site
Perryville Battlefield
Perryville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Visit the museum to view the battle video and see original battle artifacts. 2. Enjoy the 3.5 miles long driving tour of the battle. 3. Hike up to 19 miles of interpretive tr
Petroglyph State Historic Site
Cass City, AK
Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell has the highest concentration of petroglyphs in the southeast region of Alaska . The beach is a little over a mile out of town, and became a State Historic Park in 2000. A
Pickett's Mill Battlefield Historic Site
Dallas, GA
Pickett’s Mill is one of the best preserved Civil War battlefields in the nation. Visitors can travel roads used by Federal and Confederate troops, see earthworks constructed by these men, and walk th
Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site
Plaquemine, LA
As a distributary of the Mississippi River and a route to the heartland of Louisiana through the Atchafalaya Basin, Bayou Plaquemine was used as a navigable artery centuries before the age of European
Port Hudson State Historic Site
Jackson, LA
When New Orleans fell to Federal troops in late April 1862, Confederate control of the Mississippi was in jeopardy. The Confederate army had already fortified the river bluffs at Vicksburg, Mississipp
Port Isabel Lighthouse State Historic Site
South Padre Island, TX
The lighthouse was built in 1852 at the request of sea captains that needed assistance navigating the waters of the low-lying Texas coast. Over the years, technological advances made all Texas lightho
Potter Section House State Historical Site
Anchorage, AK
Potter Section House Historic Site features a restored house and outbuildings that were once part of a railroad section camp that maintained 10 miles of railroad track. Chugach State Park Headquarters
Poverty Point World Heritage Site
Pioneer, LA
The time was eight centuries after Egyptian laborers dragged huge stones across the desert to build the Great Pyramids, and before the great Mayan pyramids were constructed. The place was a site in wh
Rebel State Historic Site
Marthaville, LA
Set in the piney hills of northwestern Louisiana, the Louisiana Country Music Museum contains exhibits that tell the story of how various folk music traditions developed in this region--from early gos
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
Beech Island, SC
Redcliffe Plantation, completed in 1859, was once the home of James Henry Hammond, three generations of his descendants, and numerous African-American families like the Henleys, Goodwins, and Wigfalls
Register Cliff Historic Site
Guernsey, WY
Register Cliff State Historic Site (RCSHS) represents one of the best “trail registers in the desert.” Countless emigrants inscribed their names, dates, places of origin and messages into the soft san
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
Ehrhardt, SC
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site marks the site of one of the Confederacy’s last stands against General William T. Sherman’s sweep across the South. Of all the Civil War Sites in South Carolina, the
Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site
Derry, NH
The Robert Frost Farm Historic Site was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, at
Robert Toombs House Historic Site
Washington, GA
A legend in his own time, Robert Toombs was a successful planter and lawyer who led a turbulent career as state legislator, U.S. Congressman and Senator. “Defend yourselves; the enemy is at your door.
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site
Warm Springs, GA
Now a National Historic Landmark, Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Spri
Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site
Union, SC
Debates swirled around slavery and divided the nation during William Henry Gist’s term as governor of South Carolina (1858-1860). These debates reached a turning point with anti-slavery presidential c
Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site
St Francisville, LA
Rosedown Plantation is located in the West Feliciana Parish community of St. Francisville along one of the most historic corridors in South Louisiana. The historic presence of the River created deep s
San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
La Porte, TX
“Remember the Alamo!” “Remember Goliad!” Shouted the Texian troops led by Gen. Sam Houston when they surprised the Mexican army that was camped here in 1836. The decisive Battle of San Jacinto resulte
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Hillsboro, MO
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge boasts the picture-perfect appearance of an old red barn. It was one of six bridges built in 1872 to allow passage from the Jefferson County seat of Hillsboro to St. Louis.
Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site
Nelson, MO
Sappington Cemetery State Historic Site houses the grave of a prominent area doctor, Dr. John Sappington, along with two Missouri governors. Gov. Meredith Miles Marmaduke became Missouri's eighth gove
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
St. Louis, MO
An authentic player piano fills the air with Scott Joplin melodies as you walk through the modest flat on Delmar Boulevard that Joplin and his wife Belle lived in during their time in St. Louis. Lit b
Storer Garrison State Historic Site
Wells, ME
A plaque here commemorates the site of Storer Garrison to remind visitors of the century of warfare between the British colonial settlers of the region and their French enemies who worked in concert w
Taylor Mill State Historic Site
Derry, NH
The 200-year old "Taylor Up and Down Sawmill" is the property of the State of New Hampshire and is cooperatively maintained and run by the Division of Parks and Recreation and the Division of Forests
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
Thomas Hart Benton's life is present in both his home and his paintings, and both are preserved at Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site. A trip to the home and studio of the renowned
Towosahgy State Historic Site
East Prairie, MO
Surrounded by some of the most fertile farm land in Missouri, Towosaghy State Historic Site is a former fortified village and civic-ceremonial center for the Mississippian peoples who lived in souther
Trail End State Historic Site
Sheridan, WY
As an historic house museum filled with original objects and sitting on its original grounds, Trail End can't help but serve as a learning laboratory for students of all ages. While the site's educati
Traveler's Rest Historic Site
Toccoa, GA
This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the newly constructed Unicoi Turnpike, a busy highway over the Appalachian Mountains.
Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site
Paris, MO
Union Covered Bridge, built in 1871, is the only one of the four remaining covered bridges that represents the Burr-arch truss design. It served travelers in Monroe County for 99 years and is a peacef
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site
Washington, TX
The General Convention, which would decide the fate of Texas, met at Washington in March 1836. People revere Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site as the site of the signing of the Texas Declar
Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site
Lawson, MO
Stepping on to the grounds of Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site is like stepping into 19th century pastorale. Many of the buildings that Waltus Watkins spent half a century building – including
Waveland State Historic Site
Lexington, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Tour the historic mansion and visit our gift shop. 2. Attend a Tuesday Tea or a vintage Baseball game. 3. Stroll through the small trails and bridges on the grounds and make
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site
Portsmouth, NH
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767. The rambling 40-room mansion which overl
Whaleback Shell Midden
Damariscotta, ME
The upper Damariscotta River is famous for its enormous oyster shell heaps, also called middens. Native Americans created the middens over a period of about a thousand years, between 2,200 and 1,000 y
White Hall State Historic Site
Richmond, KY
Nestled in rolling farmland, the home near Richmond was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. Historic White Hall mansion, designed in Georgian and Italianate styl
White Island State Historic Site
Rye, NH
The first lighthouse at the Isles of Shoals was erected on White Island in 1820. It was made out of stone and wood shingles. The White Island Lighthouse Station is one of New England's great historic
Wickersham State Historic Site
Juneau, AK
House of Wickersham, Home of Alaska's Pioneer Judge, James Wickersham. Built in 1898 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places James Wickersham was a statesman, author, historian and scho
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Wickliffe, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. See the archaeological features of the Mississipian culture. 2. View pottery, stone tools, artifacts and park history displays. 3. Walk the interpretive archaeological trails
William Whitley House State Historic Site
Stanford, KY
The William Whitley House and Sportsman's Hill stand today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness. It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mounta
Winter Quarters State Historic Site
Newellton, LA
Winter Quarters State Historic Site stands today as a rare survivor of the Civil War. The large, airy structure is the only one of its kind along the banks of scenic Lake St. Joseph to remain as a ref
Wormsloe Historic Site
Savannah, GA
A breathtaking avenue sheltered by live oaks and Spanish moss leads to the tabby ruins of Wormsloe, the colonial estate of Noble Jones (1702–1775). Jones was a humble carpenter who arrived in Georgia