HISTORIC SITES

The preservation of the America's historic sites and landmarks is key in maintaining the integrity of these sites. Discover the birthplace of Lincoln, the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt and more.

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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park luxury in 1882. He grew up in the family home, returned to raise his children, and was buried there, with his wife, in the rose garden. Read about the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site.

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  • How Easter Island Works
    How Easter Island Works

    Much of Easter Island's haunting past remains a mystery, though clues have surfaced about the people, their culture and their fateful decline. What's the real story? See more »

  • Top 10 Most Controversial Historical Sites
    Top 10 Most Controversial Historical Sites

    While the United States has its share of notorious sites to visit, you'd have to take a trip around the world to hit the most infamous of the bunch. Where are they, and why are they so controversial? See more »

  • 11 Structures that Define America
    11 Structures that Define America

    The United States has numerous buildings and other structures that represent the freedom and opportunity expressed in the American dream. Here are a few of those defining monuments. See more »

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
    Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

    Fifty-six steps, one per year in Lincoln's life, lead to the entrance of a granite temple at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site. In the temple is a one-room log cabin. Read about vacations to the Lincoln birthplace Historic Site. See more »

  • Adams National Historical Park
    Adams National Historical Park

    Just south of Boston, in the small city of Quincy, is the Adams National Historical Park, former home to five generations of the Adams family, including two Presidents. Learn more about Adams National Historical Park. See more »

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
    Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

    The Allegheny Portage Railroad, completed in 1834, was a system of mountain rails, reducing the travel time from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia to four days instead of 23. Read more about Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. See more »

  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
    Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

    The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site serves as a memorial to the tailor who became President after Abraham Lincoln. Check out Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. See more »

  • Boston African-American National Historic Site
    Boston African-American National Historic Site

    A 1.5-mile tour through the Boston African-American National Historic Site transports visitors to the time when African Americans struggled for independence and citizenship. Read about vacations to the Boston African-American National Historic Site. See more »

  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
    Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

    When the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling on the Brown v. Board of Education case, Chief Justice Warren stated that education is the very foundation of good citizenship. Read more about the Brown v. Board of Education Historic Site. See more »

  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
    Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site

    A trip to the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site in North Carolina is a chance to sample the idyllic life led by this poet, author, lecturer, minstrel, political activist, and social thinker. Learn about Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site. See more »

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