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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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Fort Scott National Historic Site

Fort Scott, now the Fort Scott National Historic Site, was established on the prairie in 1842 and named for General Winfield Scott, who was insulted to discover he was the namesake of such a tiny outpost. Read about Fort Scott National Historic Site.


The Washington Estate: Mount Vernon Quiz

The Washington Estate: Mount Vernon Quiz

How much do you know about the history of the Washington estate, Mount Vernon? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 10 Most Controversial Historical Sites

Top 10 Most Controversial Historical Sites

Have you thought of visiting any of the 10 most controversial historical sites? Read about the world's most controversial historical sites at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Easter Island Works

How Easter Island Works

Easter Island is a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean that is famous for the hundreds of stone statues that dot the island. Learn more about Easter Island. See more »

11 Structures that Define America

11 Structures that Define America

Structures such as the Statue of Liberty and Golden Gate Bridge help to define America. Find out about 11 structures that define America. See more »

National Memorials

National Memorials

America's national memorials commemorate historic people, places, and events that helped make America what it is today. Read about national memorials. See more »

McLoughlin House National Historic Site

McLoughlin House National Historic Site

McLoughlin House National Historic Site showcases life in the Oregon frontier. Find out more about McLoughline House National Historic Site. See more »

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Whitman Mission National Historic Site

Whitman Mission National Historic Site commemorates Oregon’s first mission and the people who settled it. Read more about Whitman Mission. See more »

Eugene ONeill National Historic Site

Eugene ONeill National Historic Site

Tour the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site near San Francisco to learn about the playwright's home. Read about the O'Neill National Historic Site. See more »

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Fort Bowie National Historic Site

Fort Bowie National Historic Site explores frontier life at the Apache Pass fort. Learn more about Fort Bowie National Historic Site. See more »

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Golden Spike National Historic Site

Golden Spike National Historic Site marks the spot where east and west rail lines met. Read about Utah’s Golden Spike National Historic Site. See more »