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United States Best Historic Sites

No matter how great it is to read a book, study a course, check out the U.S. History Timeline here at America's Best History, or watch about something historic on television, it's just not the same as being there. Get out of the house and travel to some of the great vcacation spots in the United States, those that tell the story of our history. And nearby, there'll be plenty of out and out fun, too.

Just remember, if you visit that mouse in Orlando, there's St. Augustine on the way down, Cape Canaveral (and boy there's plenty of fun things to do there anyway) across Rt. 4, and the Everglades down a bit further.

If you can't wait to get into that Philadelphia history, remember Philadelphia is a vibrant town with lots of sports to see, amusement parks in nearby New Jersey, and an aquarium along the riverfront in Camden. If you're traveling to the center part of that Pennsylvania state, you can go right by Hershey park (well, almost) on your way to Gettysburg, or stop by all things Amish near Lancaster. Don't let the kids whither away at the mall. Don't let your parents take you to the same spots or tell you you won't like historic travel vacations, too.

Check out some of the most vibrant and interesting locations in the United States here in the VISIT AMERICA section of, 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. Way over 300 National Parks just to pick out one genre. 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. Now get out that map, or type a location into your GPS, check for some Expedia deals, and Visit America.

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Historic Sites


Acadia National Park
Appalachian Trail
Cape Cod National Seashore
Castle Clinton National Monument
Delaware Water Gap NRA
Ellis Island
First State National Monument
French and Indian War
Gateway National Recreation Area
Katahdin Woods and Waters
Minute Man
Morristown NHP
Niagara Falls
Plymouth Rock
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Statue of Liberty
Valley Forge
Washington's Crossing


Ball's Bluff Battlefield
Blue Ridge Parkway
Catoctin Mountain Park
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Ferry Farm and Mount Vernon
Fort McHenry
Harper's Ferry
Manassas/Bull Run
Battle of Monocacy
Shenandoah National Park
War of 1812
Washington, D.C.
Battle of the Wilderness

Southern History

Big Cypress
Biscayne National Park
Canaveral National Seashore
Cape Canaveral
Chickamauga Chattanooga
Everglades National Park
Fort Donelson
Fort Sumter
Great Smoky Mountains
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Jean Lafitte NHP
Kennesaw Mountain NBP
Natchez Trace Parkway
New Orleans
Pea Ridge
San Juan
St. Augustine
Stones River
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Midwest States

Cumberland Gap National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Isle Royale National Park
Mammoth Cave
Ozark National Scenic Riverways
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Springfield, Land of Lincoln
St. Louis Gateway to the West
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Voyageurs National Park
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Historic Sites


Battle of the Alamo
Amistad National Recreation Area
Arches National Park
Big Bend
Bryce Canyon
Canyon de Chelly
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Cedar Breaks
Chickasaw NRA
Colorado National Monument
Curecanti NRA
Dinosaur National Monument
Glacier National Park
Glen Canyon NRA
Grand Canyon
Grand Staircase-Escalante
Grand Teton
Great Sand Dunes National Park
Hoover Dam
Lake Mead
Lake Meredith National Recreation Area
Mesa Verde
Montezuma Castle
Oklahoma Land Rush
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks NM
Padre Island
Petrified Forest
Rocky Mountain National Park
Roswell Incident
Saguaro National Park
San Antonio Missions NHS
White Sands
Zion National Park

Pacific Coast

Barbary Coast/San Francisco
Cabrillo National Monument
California Coastal National Monument
Crater Lake
Fort Point NHS
Fort Vancouver
Golden Gate NRA
Haleakala National Park
Hawaii Volcanoes
Joshua Tree National Park
Klondike Gold Rush
Lake Roosevelt NRA/Grand Coulee Dam
Lassen Volcanic
Mojave National Preserve
Mount Rainier
Muir Woods
North Cascades National Park
Olympic National Park
Oregon Trail
Pearl Harbor
Pinnacles National Park
Point Reyes National Seashore
Redwood National Park
Sand to Snow National Monument
San Francisco Maritime NHP
San Juan Islands
Sequoia and Kings Canyon
Sutter's Mill Gold Rush
Whiskeytown NRA

Book Reviews

Great Book for the Context of History

I'd say this would be great for anyone from age 12 and up who needs to know the context of history or the history buff who wants to be reminded where and when things happened. Recommended.

Very Good Compilation

This was a great refresher for someone who was very big into my history lessons. Great for quizzing your kids.

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