USA Historic Sites

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 nearby, and an aquarium along the riverfront in NJ. If you're traveling to central Pennsylvania, 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 in front of electronic media. Don't let your parents take you to the same spots or tell you you won't like historic travel vacations, too.

Glacier National Park

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Some of the best of American history is found in the nature of our national parks, and while they spread the nation from Atlantic to Pacific, some of the most spectacular are found in the lands of the west.

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Booker T. Washington National Monument

Spotlights on Lesser Known History

On this page, we've listed some of the American highlights, but there's a whole lot more. Over four hundred National Parks, National Monuments, and other NPS sites just to pick out one type. Then there's the small gems of history that are Lesser Known that we highlight in our Monthly Spotlights. The history of our national lands and historic sites 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, and pick out a couple to visit. Visit America.

Antietam National Battlefield

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Visit history the Youtube way with our series of Minute (or more) Walks in History series. From Civil War battlefields to places you may never have heard of, become one of our subscribers, or pick and choose as you wish. We cover battle anniversaries and a whole lot more with narration from park rangers to the official reports of officers who were at the battles themselves. Yes, and sometimes period music.

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