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African Burial Ground National Monument African Burial Ground National Monument
New York, New York

From the 1690s until the 1790s, both free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6 ac

American Memorial American Memorial

American Memorial Park honors the American and Marianas people who gave their lives dur

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington, Virginia

As the residence of Robert E.

Aztec Ruins National Monument Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec Ruins provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore the ancient Puebloan “

Battleship North Carolina Battleship North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina

Bennington Battle Monument Bennington Battle Monument
Bennington, Vermont

Soaring more than 300 feet above the lovely streets of Old Bennington, a striking stone

Bethel Cemetery Bethel Cemetery
Knoxville, Tennessee

Located on Bethel Avenue and down the road from the Mabr

Booker T. Washington National Monument Booker T. Washington National Monument
Hardy, Virginia

Author and orator Booker T.

Bosque Redondo Memorial Bosque Redondo Memorial
Fort Sumner, New Mexico

The center of a million-acre reservation known as the Bosque Redondo, this site represe

Cabrillo National Monument Cabrillo National Monument
San Diego, California

As the park’s namesake, Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo led the first European expedition to ex

Campbell's Island State Memorial Campbell's Island State Memorial
East Moline, Illinois

On July 19, 1814, a pro-British band of Sauk Indians led by Black Hawk attacked a force

Cape Henry Memorial Cape Henry Memorial
Yorktown, Virginia

According to George Percy, one of the early settlers, "The nine and twentieth day we se

Casa Grande Ruins Casa Grande Ruins
Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins is the first archeological site to be preserved by the federal govern

Castillo De San Marcos National Monument Castillo De San Marcos National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

Begun in 1672, the Castillo de San Marcos is the last 17th century fort left in the Uni

Castle Clinton National Monument Castle Clinton National Monument
New York, New York

First intended to keep out a British invasion in 1812, the Castle has transformed over

Chamizal National Memorial Chamizal National Memorial
El Paso, Texas

The Chamizal Convention of 1963 was a milestone in diplomatic relations between Mexico

Chattanooga National Cemetery Chattanooga National Cemetery
Chattanooga, Tennessee

On Dec. 25, 1863, Maj. Gen. George H.

Chiricahua National Monument Chiricahua National Monument
Willcox, Arizona

This forest of rock spires was eroded from layers of ash deposited by the Turkey Creek

Confederate Memorial Park Confederate Memorial Park
Marbury, Alabama

Confederate Memorial Park is the site of Alabama's only Old Sold

Constitution Gardens Constitution Gardens
Washington, District Of Columbia

Constitution Gardens is a living legacy to the founding of the republic as well as an o

Coronado National Memorial Coronado National Memorial
Sierra Vista, Arizona

The creation of the Memorial was not to protect any tangible artifacts related to the e

Coronado State Monument Coronado State Monument
Bernalillo, New Mexico

The pueblo of Kuaua was occupied from 1300 AD and abandoned near the end of the 16th Ce

Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation
Crazy Horse, South Dakota

It's been nearly 35 years since the construction of the first wing of the Indian Museum

David Berger National Memorial David Berger National Memorial
Beachwood, Ohio

David Mark Berger was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

De Soto National Memorial De Soto National Memorial
Bradenton, Florida

The Monument marks the supposed spot where Spanish explorer Hernando

District of Columbia War Memorial District of Columbia War Memorial
Washington, District Of Columbia

The District of Columbia War Memorial honors the 499 Washington D.C.

Elks National Veterans Memorial Elks National Veterans Memorial
Chicago, Illinois

Started in 1923, the Elks National Veterans Memorial honors the members of the Benevole

Ellis Island National Monument Ellis Island National Monument
New York, New York

Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration

Fort Fredrica National Monument Fort Fredrica National Monument
St. Simons Island, Georgia

In the early 18th century, the land lying between British South Carolina and Spanish Fl

Fort Matanzas National Monument Fort Matanzas National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

The Spanish completed Fort Matanzas in 1742 to protect Matanzas Inlet, the "backdoor" t

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