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Historic Sites

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
History Site of the Month
Guadalupe Mountains NP

Visit America Index

Check out some of the most vibrant and interesting locations in the United States here in the Visit America section of americasbesthistory.com, then pick out a couple to visit. And believe us, there's a whole lot more out there then the ones we've highlighted so far. Over four hundred National Parks, National Monuments, National Seashores, just to pick out a couple genres. And yes, we count national parks in the U.S. best history genre. The history of our national lands remains one of the best ways to learn and appreciate what came before us. So click on over and find our your next adventure history location. You'll be glad you did.


Santa Fe Trail

Spotlight of the Month
Santa Fe Trail, Missouri to New Mexico

Spotlight Index

On the Spotlight on Lesser Known History pages, we're going to take a closer look at some of the lesser known historic sites and attractions that dot the history landscape across the USA and are worth a visit if you're in their area. And while they may be lesser known, some are very unique, and will be that rare find. You'll be, at times, on the ground floor, or maybe even know something others don't. It'll be fun. Visit them.

Save History
American Revolution

Save History
Preserve Gettysburg

U.S. Timeline

American History Timeline 1600's
Timeline of the Month
The 1600's

Timeline Index

On our U.S. Timeline pages, organized by decade, we follow the history of the United States from the days before the American Revolution to the present day. Each page includes five of the most important events that occurred each year during that decade, with a short explanation of the event and its significance. There's also detail pages of specific events to whet your appetite for more information, and more detail pages being added all the time. Find out the chronology of when things happened. Even for the more history minded, you'll be surprised about what preceded what, and for the less history minded, it's a good course in starting to learn the what came before whats.

New Pages

Civil Rights Act of 1866

1866 - Civil Rights Act of 1866

More New Pages
1807 - Congress Bans Import of Slaves

1989 - Exxon Valdez Oil Spill

1828 - Mexico Treaty of Limits

Nashville World's Fair 1897

1873 - James-Younger 1st Train Robbery

Upcoming Pages

1647 - Rhode Island Acts and Orders

History News

Battle of Monmouth
More History News
And Information

Twitter News

Want to get news on historic sites, historic site preservation, or just the Special Events, such as American Revolution 240, that are coming up soon, then Join our Twitter feed, or check out our News and Information page. We'll try to keep you up to date on topics such as the proposed Gettysburg casino (currently in play again), land acquisition through the Civil War Trust and Campaign 1776, or just what catches our historic fancy. We'll also alert you to our new pages, both on the history site side, as well as the Timeline detail pages. Sometimes we'll just let you know what we're interested in. You can tell us what you're interested, too, by joining up.

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Special Events 2018
American Revolution 240

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American Revolution 240

Favorite of 2017 - American Revolution 240

Special battle reenactments and events were celebrated in 2017 around the 240th Anniversary of the 1777 battles and events of the American Revolution. From Trenton to Saratoga to the encampment at Valley Forge.

American Revolution 240

More History

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  • Staff Notes - New content on the way, including pop out detail on topics in our Timeline section, new historic site pages, Timelines of U.S. Battles, and coverage of the 240th Anniversary events of the American Revolution.

    We also wanted to thank all of our readers for pushing ABH to new viewer heights. In 2017, we reached more than 1.79 million visitors, a 28.8% increase over 2016. Since we started, over 9 million people have checked us out. Thanks!!!! We'll keep adding history here and look forward to you stopping by to check it out.