America's national memorials commemorate historic people, places, and events. Enjoy the guided tours, films and exhibits that many memorials have to offer.

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Trees that survived horrific or important events provide strong emotional connections for visitors to the historic sites.

By Dave Roos

According to Congress, there are too many memorials in the District of Columbia. Finalists in a new contest rethink our monuments for the digital age.

By Jesslyn Shields

The russet spires and crags of PinnaclesNational Monument, south of the San Francisco Bay area, provide an ideal sanctuary, both for people and birds of prey. Learn more about Pinnacles National Monument.

By Eric Peterson


Mount Rushmore is a colossal memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The work of gifted sculptor Gutzon Borglum it was to become the world's largest mountain sculpture.