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Guide to Historic America: A State-by-State Directory

The history enthusiast need not spend a fortune or travel to Europe to glance upon the beauty of centuries past. If you are plannng a vacation, we suggest a visit to any of the elegant historical sites across the United States. We have provided links to historical mansions, museums, battlefields, living history villages, and more.


Alabama

Belle Mont (Tuscumbia)
Confederate Memorial Park (Marbury)
Magnolia Grove (Greensboro)
Wheeler Plantation (Courtland)


Alaska

Alaska Native Heritage Museum (Anchorage)
Eklutna Historic Park (Eagle River)
Juneau Green House (Juneau)
Kodiak Baranov Museum (Kodiak)
Oscar Gill House (Anchorage)
Trapper Creek Museum (Trapper Creek)
Valdez Museum and Historical Archive (Valdez)
Van Gilder Hotel (Seward)
White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad (Skagway)


Arizona

Arizona Historical Society Museum (Tucson)
Fort Lowell Museum (Tucson)
Heritage Square (Phoenix)
Soso-Carillo-Fremont House (Tucson)
Strawberry School House (Pine)


Arkansas

1886 Crescent Hotel (Eureka Springs
1905 Basin Park Hotel (Eureka Springs)
Abundant Memories Heritage Village (Eureka Springs)
Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railway (Eureka Springs)
Eureka Springs Historic Loop (Eureka Springs)
Gables Victorian Tour House (Eureka Springs)
New Holy Land (Eureka Springs)
Rosalie House Tour Home (Eureka Springs)
Victorian Eureka Springs (Eureka Springs)


California

Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont)
Carson Mansion (Eureka)
Fenyes Mansion (Pasadena)
Haas-Lilenthal House (San Francisco)
Hearst Castle (San Simeon)
Huntington Library, Art Galleries and Botanical Gardens (San Marino)
Kimberly Crest House and Gardens (Redlands)
Old Pasadena (Pasadena)
Old Town San Diego (San Diego)
Pardee Home Museum (Oakland)
Pasadena Museum of History (Pasadena)
San Gabriel Mission (San Gabriel)


Colorado

Baca House (Trinidad)
Bloom Mansion (Trinidad)
Byers-Evans House (Denver)
Historic Georgetown (Georgetown)
Molly Brown House Museum (Denver)
Rock Ledge Ranch (Colorado Springs)
Trinidad History Museum (Trinidad)


Connecticut

American Magic Lantern Theatre (East Haddam)
Barn Hill-East Village Schoolhouse (Monroe)
Barnes Museum (Southington)
Bates-Scofield House (Darien)
Bush-Holley Historical Site (Greenwich)
Connecticut Freedom Trial (Plainville)
Denison Homestead Museum (Mystic)
East Village Meetinghouse (Monroe)
Eli Whitney Museum (Hamden)
Eliot Beardsley Homestead (Monroe)
Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme)
General David Humphrey's House (Ansonia)
Harriet Beecher Stowe House (Hartford)
Leffingwell House Musuem (Norwich)
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum (Fairfield)
Mark Twain House (Hartford)
Mystic Seaport (Mystic)
Ogden House and Gardens (Fairfield)
Olde Mistick Village (Mystic)
Plainville Historic Center (Plainville)
Prudence Crandall Museum (Canterbury)
Putnam Cottage (Greenwich)
Slater Memorial Museum (Norwich)
Stamford Historical Society Museum (Stamford)
Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford)
Wilton Heritage Museum (Wilton)
Fyler House (Windsor)
Yale Center for British Art (New Haven)
Yale University (New Haven)
Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven)


Delaware

Delaware History Museum (Wilmington)
Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum (Wilmington)
Read House and Gardens (New Castle)
Wilmington Square (Wilmington)


Florida

Castillo de San Marcos Fort (St. Augustine)
Curry Mansion Inn (Key West)
East Martello Museum (Key West)
Flagler Museum (Palm Beach)
Flagler Station Oversea Railray Historeum (Key West)
Gonzalez-Alvarez House (St. Augustine)
Government House Museum (St. Augustine)
Historic Haile Homestead (Gainesville)
Key West Lighthouse (Key West)
Key West Museum of Art and History (Key West)
Llambia's House (St. Augustine)
Lightner Museum (St. Augustine)
Mel Fisher Maritime Museum (Key West)
Mission de Nombre de Dios (St. Augustine)
Museum of Weapons & Early American History (St. Augustine)
Old Florida Museum (St. Augustine)
Oldest Store Museum (St. Augustine)
Oldest Wooden School House (St. Augustine)
Shipwreck Historeum (Key West)
Spanish Quarter Village (St. Augustine)
Vizcaya Castle and Gardens (Miami)
Wreckers' Musuem (Key West)
Ximenez-Fatio House (St. Augustine)


Georgia

Historic Augusta (Augusta)
Historic Savannah (Savannah)
Roselawn Museum (Cartersville)
Victorian Downtown (Thomasville)


Hawaii

Bailey House Museum (Wailuku)
Hulihe'e Palace (Kailua-Kona)
Historic Parker Ranch Homes (Waimea)
Iolani Palace (Honolulu)


Idaho

Cataldo Mission (Cataldo)
Hagerman Fossil Beds Monument (Hagerman)
Idaho State Historical Museum (Boise)
McConnell Mansion (Moscow)
Nez Perce National Historical Park (Spalding)
Old Idaho Penitentiary (Boise)
Paris Tabernacle (Fish Haven)
Railroad Ranch (Island Park)
Wyeth's Fort Hall Site (Pocatello)


Illinois

Apple River Fort Historic Site (Elizabeth)
Bishop Hill State Historic Site Buildings (Bishop Hill)
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (Collinsville)
Dana-Thomas House (Springfield)
David Davis Mansion (Bloomington)
Ellwood House and Museum (De Kalb)
Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio (Oak Park)
Galena/Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum (Galena)
Hull House (Chicago)
John Deere Home and Site (Grand Detour)
Kline Creek Farm (Winfield)
Lincoln Home (Springfield)
Lincoln's New Salem (Petersburg)
Macon County Historical Society Museum Complex (Decatur)
McClean County Museum of History (Bloomfield)
Madison County Historical Museum (Edwardsville)
Midway Village and Museum Center (Rockford)
Naper Settlement (Naperville)
Old Market House (Galena)
Stephenson County Historical Society and Museum (Freeport)
Ulysses S. Grant Home (Galena)
Washburne House (Galena)


Indiana

Barker Mansion and Civic Center (Michigan City)
Billie Creek Village (Rockville)
Conner Prairie (Fishers)
Culbertson Mansion State Historical Site (New Albany)
Ruthmere Museum (Elkhart)
Seiberling Mansion (Kokomo)


Iowa

Brucemore Historical Site (Cedar Rapids)
Humboldt County Historical Museum (Dakota City)
Farmhouse Museum (Ames)
Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop (Haverhill)


Kansas

Constitution Hall (Lecompton)
Cottonwood Ranch State Historic Site (Studley)
Fort Hays State Historic Site (Hays)
Hollenbery Station State Historic Site (Hanover)
Home of Stone (Dodge City)
Kansas History Center (Topeka)
Leavenworth County Museum (Leavenworth)
Meade Park and Ward-Meade House (Topeka)
Old Cow Town Museum (Witchita)
Shawnee Indian Mission (Fairway)


Kentucky

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (Hodgenville)
Alben W. Barkley Museum (Paducah)
Farmington (Louisville)
Kentucky Highlands Museum (Ashland)
Mary Todd Lincoln House (Lexington)
McDowell House and Apothecary (Danville)
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (Pleasant Hill)
Waveland State Historic Site (Lexington)


Louisiana

Acadian Memorial (St. Martinville)
Beauregard Town Historic District (Baton Rouge)
Confederate Museum (New Orleans)
Crowley Historic District (Crowley)
Destrehan Plantation (Destrehan)
Hermann-Grima and Gallier Houses (New Orleans)
Historic Downtown Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge)
Historic French Quarter (New Orleans)
Kent Plantation House (Alexandria)
San Francisco Plantation (Reserve)
Spanish Town Historic District (Baton Rouge)
Van Benthuysen Elms Mansion and Gardens (New Orleans)


Maine

Abbe Museum (Bar Harbor)
Brickstore Museum (Kennebunk)
Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum (Brunswick)
Old Conway House and Museum (Camden)
Patten Lumbermen's Museum (Patten)
Skolfield-Whittier House (Brunswick)
St. Croix Island International Historic Site (Calais)
Willowbrook at Newfield (Newfield)


Maryland

Glenview Mansion (Rockville)
Historic Annapolis (Annapolis)
Historic St. Mary's City (St. Mary)
Montpelier Mansion (Laurel)
Old Town Laurel (Laurel)
Riversdale House Museum (Riverdale Park)


Massachusetts

Balch House (Beverly)
Beauport (Gloucester)
Cabot House (Beverly)
Emerson House (Concord)
Emily Dickinson House (Amherst)
Hale Farm (Beverly)
Hammond Castle (Gloucester)
Harvard University (Cambridge)
Haverhill Historic Society (Haverhill)
Historic Deerfield (Deerfield)
House of Seven Gables (Salem)
Longfellow National Historic Site (Cambridge)
Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge)
Paul Revere House (Boston)
Salem 1630 (Salem)
Wisteriahurst Museum (Holyoke)


Michigan

Colonial Michilimackinac (Mackinac Island)
Cranbrook House and Gardens (Bloomfield Hills)
Croswell Opera House (Adrien)
Dearborn Historical Museum (Dearborn)
Fort Mackinac (Mackinac Island)
Governor Warner Museum (Farmington)
Grand Hotel (Mackinac Island)
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum (Paradise)
Henry Ford Museum and Greenwood Village (Dearborn)
Mackinaw Crossings (Mackinaw City)
Meadowbrook Hall (Rochester)


Minnesota

Blue Earth County Historical Society Museum (Mankato)
Glensheen (Duluth)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (Walnut Grove)
Plummer House (Rochester)
Village of Yesteryear (Owatonna)
Warden's Home Museum (Stillwater)


Mississippi

Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Home (Biloxi)
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site (Baldwyn)
Curlee House (Corinth)
Historic Redding House (Biloxi)
Northeast Mississippi Museum (Corinth)
Tupelo National Battlefield (Tupelo)
Vicksburg National Military Park (Vicksburg)


Missouri

Becky Thatcher House (Hannibal)
Campbell House Museum (St. Louis)
Daniel Boone Home (Defiance)
Garth's Woodside Mansion (Hannibal)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum (Mansfield)
Mark Twain's Boyhood Home and Museum (Hannibal)
Missouri Historical Museum (St. Louis)
New Mark Twain Museum (Hannibal)
Pilaster House (Hannibal)
Rockcliff Mansion (Hannibal)
Scott Joplin House State Historic Site


Montana

Conrad Mansion (Kalispell)
Moss Mansion (Billings)
Original Governor's Mansion (Helena)
Pioneer Museum (Bozeman)


Nebraska

Arbor Lodge State Historical Park and Arboretum (Nebraska City)
Fairview (Lincoln)
Historic Haymarket District (Lincoln)
Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Frontier (Grand Island)


Nevada

Guggenheim Hermitage Museum (Las Vegas)
Historic Truckee-Donner (Truckee)
Lost City Museum (Overton)
Mackay Mansion (Virginia City)
Nevada State Museum (Carson City)
Nevada State Railroad Museum (Carson City)
Time Traveler Ride at the Venetian (Las Vegas)


New Hampshire

Castle in the Clouds (Moultonborough)
Daniel Webster Birthplace (Franklin)
Portsmouth Harbour Trail (Portsmouth)
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site (Cornish)
Strawbery Banke Museum (Portsmouth)


New Jersey

Dey Mansion (Wayne)
Long Beach Island Historic Museum (Beach Haven)
Morristown National Historical Park (Morristown)
Newark Museum (Newark)
Old Barracks Museum (Trenton)
Princeton University (Princeton)
Victorian Cape May (Cape May)


New Mexico

Branigan Cultural Center (Las Cruces)
Ernest L. Blumenschein Home (Taos)
Kit Carson Home and Museum (Taos)
Log Cabin Museum (Las Cruces)
Museum of New Mexico (Santa Fe)
Pecos National Historical Park (Pecos)


New York

Belvedere Mansion (Rhinebeck)
Cradle of Aviation (Garden City)
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve (Glen Cove)
Hallockville Museum (Riverhead)
Historic Wethersfield (Wethersfield)
Kykuit Rockefeller Estate (Tarrytown)
Montgomery Place (Annadale-on-Hudson)
Mount Lebanon Shaker Village (New Lebanon)
Old Westbury Gardens (Old Westbury)
Phillipsburg Manor (Tarrytown)
Sonnenberg Gardens (Canandaigua)
Lyndhurst (Tarrytown)
Olana State Historic Site (Hudson)
Raynham Hall Museum (Oyster Bay)
Van Cortlandt Manor (Croton-on-Hudson)
Vanderbilt Mansion (Hyde Park)
Wing's Castle (Millbrook)


North Carolina

Asheville Art Museum (Asheville)
Bennett Place (Raleigh)
Charlotte Museum of History (Charlotte)
Biltmore Estate and Gardens (Asheville)
Colburn Gem & Mineral Museum (Asheville)
Duke Homestead (Durham)
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (Dillsboro)
Hezekiah Alexander Historic Homesite (Charlotte)
Historic Bath (Bath)
Historic Rosedale Plantation (Charlotte)
Old Salem (Salem)
Pack Place (Asheville)
Smith-McDowell House Museum (Asheville)
Thomas Wolfe Memorial (Asheville)
Tryon Palace (Historic New Bern)
Wright Brothers Memorial (Kill Devil Hills)


North Dakota

Myra Museum and Campbell House (Grand Forks)
Yunker Farm Children's Museum (Fargo)


Ohio

Hale Farm and Village (Bath)
Historic Lyme Village (Bellevue)
Kingwood Center (Mansfield)
Sauder Farm and Craft Village (Archbold)
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens (Akron)
Taft Museum (Cincinnati)
William Howard Taft Historic Site (Cincinnati)


Oklahoma

1889 Harn Museum and Gardens (Oklahoma City)
Elk City Old Town Museum Complex (Elk City)

 


Oregon

Bush House (Salem)
Deepwood Estate (Salem)
Flippin Castle (Clatskanie)
Lincoln County Historical Society Museums (Newport)

 


Pennsylvania

Amish Country Homestead (Bird-in-Hand)
Amish Farm and House (Lancaster)
Amish Village (Strasburg)
Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction (Lancaster)
Peddlers Village (Lahaska)
People's Place Quilt Museum (Intercourse)

 


Rhode Island

Astor's Beechwood Home (Newport)
Belcourt Castle (Newport)
Benefit Street's Mile of History (Providence)
Blithewold Mansion and Gardens (Bristol)
Coggeshall Farm Museum (Bristol)
Crescent Park Carousel (East Providence)
Federal Hill (Providence)
Great Friends Meeting House (Newport)
John Brown House (Providence)
Linden Place Museum (Bristol)
Museum of Work and culture (Providence)
Newport Colony House (Newport)
Newport Mansions (Newport)
Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (Newport)
Sprague Mansion (Cranston)
Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House (Newport)
Watson Farm


South Carolina

Calhoun Mansion (Charleston)
Cedar Grove Plantation (Edgefield)
Charles Towne Landing (Charleston)
Colonial Dorchester (Summerville)
Drayton Hall (Charleston)
Fort Sumter (Charleston)
Hampton Plantation (McClellanville)
Historic Brattonsville (Rock Hill)
Historic Charleston and the Rainbow Row (Charleston)
Magnolia Plantation (Charleston)
Musgrove Mill (Clinton)
Oconee Station (Walhalla)
Redcliffe Plantation (Beech Island)
Rivers Bridge (Ehrhardt)
Rose Hill Plantation (Union)


South Dakota

Adams Museum and House (Deadwood)
Cramer-Kenyon Heritage Home (Yankton)
Pickler Mansion (Faulkton)


Tennessee

Armstrong-Lockett House and W.P. Bottoms Memorial Gardens (Knoxville)
Belmont Mansion (Nashville)
Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Memphis)
Historic Rugby (Rugby)
Travellers Rest Plantation (Nashville)


Texas

Ashton Villa (Galveston)
Bishop's Palace (Galveston)
Eddleman McFarland House (Fort Worth)
Fort Worth Stockyards (Fort Worth)
Henkel Square (Round Top)
Old City Park (Dallas)
Pioneer Museum (Fredricksburg)
Steves Homestead (San Antonio)
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum (Waco)


Utah

Dan O'Laurie Museum (Moab)
Fairview Museum of History and Art (Fairview)
Wheeler Historic Farm (Salt Lake City)

 


Vermont

Billings Farm and Museum (Woodstock)
Ethan Allen Homestead (Burlington)
Hildene (Manchester)
John Strong DAR Mansion (Addison)
Park McCollough House (North Bennington)
Wilson Castle (Proctor)

 


Virginia

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum (Williamsburg)
Agecroft Hall (Richmond)
Bassett Hall (Williamsburg)
Carter's Grove (Williamsburg)
Colonial National Historic Park (Yorktown)
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum (Williamsburg)
Hunter House Victorian Museum (Norfolk)
Jamestown Settlement (Jamestown)
Monticello (Charlottesville)
Montpelier (Montpelier)
Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon)
Museum and White House of the Confederacy (Richmond)
Old Towne Alexandria (Alexandria)
Peyton Randolph House (Williamsburg)
Poe Museum (Richmond)
Public Hospital (Williamsburg)
Slave Quarter (Williamsburg)
Valentine Museum (Richmond)
Virginia House (Richmond)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond)
Wilton House Museum (Richmond)
Winthrop Rockefeller Archaeology Museum (Williamsburg)
Wolstenholme Towne (Williamsburg)
Yorktown National Battlefield (Yorktown)

 


Washington

Campbell House Museum (Spokane)
Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society and Museum (Gig Harbor)
Hoquiam's Castle (Hoquiam)
Washington State History Museum (Tacoma)

 


Washington, D.C.

Anacostia Museum
Arts and Industries Building
Dumbarton Oaks
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Jefferson Memorial
Library of Congress
Lincoln Memorial
National Museum of Natural History
National Air and Space Museum
National Gallery of Art
National Museum of African Art
National Museum of American Art
National Museum of American History
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Portrait Gallery
National Postal Museum
Renwick Gallery of American Crafts
Smithsonian Castle
United States Capitol
Washington Monument
White House

 


West Virginia

Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (Cass)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Harpers Ferry)
Huntington Museum of Art (Huntington)
Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum (Wheeling)
Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum (Wheeling)
West Virginia State Museum (Charleston)

 


Wisconsin

Badger Mine and Museum (Shullsburg)
Grand Opera House (Oshkosh)
Hanchett-Bartlett Homestead (Beloit)
Heritage Hill State Park (Green Bay)
Historic Octagon House (Fond Du Lac)
Mabel Tainter Memorial Theater (Menomonie)
Mineral Point Historical District (Mineral Point)
Mitchell-Rountree Stone Cottage (Platteville)
Pabst Mansion (Milwaukee)
Riverside Museum (La Crosse)
Wilson Place Mansion (Menomonie)

 


Wyoming

Connor Battlefield (Story)
Historic Governor's Mansion (Cheyenne)
Laramie Plains Museum (Laramie)
Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum (Douglas)