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State Historic Sites

Landmarks considered important to the history of a state or to the country as a whole and are preserved and protected by the state in which they are located.


Abraham Lincoln Tomb

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62702
This Illinois State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons. The exterior includes a terrace and an obelisk, while the interior contains a rotunda and the burial room.


Belle Isle Park

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Belle Isle, officially Belle Isle Park, is a 982-acre (1.534 sq mi) island park in the Detroit River, between the United States mainland and Canada.


Bellevue Avenue Colored School

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08618
Bellevue Avenue Colored School is located in Trenton, New Jersey. The building was built in 1883 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.


Bridges House (Governor's Mansion)

Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 03301
The New Hampshire Governor's Mansion, known as "Bridges House", is the official residence of the Governor of New Hampshire and the governor's family. Bridges House has served as the governor's official residence since 1969.


Bushy Run Battlefield State Park

Penn Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
The Battle of Bushy Run was a major victory for the British during Pontiac's Rebellion and enabled them to secure their control of the Ohio River Valley and what was to become the Northwest Territory.


California Governor's Mansion State Historic Park

Sacramento, California
The California Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of California, located in Sacramento. Built in 1877, the estate was purchased by the Californian government in 1903.


Camp Hancock State Historic Site

Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 58501
Camp Hancock Site on Main Ave. in Bismarck, North Dakota was built in 1872. It has also been known as Camp Hancock Historic Site and as Camp Hancock.


Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, commonly known as Saint Francis Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.


Chautauqua Auditorium

Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, 80302
The Chautauqua Auditorium is a wooden building constructed for the first season of the Colorado Chautauqua in 1898, and through the years has been a venue for many lectures, musical performances, and motion pictures both primitive and modern.


Coolidge Homestead

Plymouth Notch, Windsor County, Vermont, 05056
The Coolidge Homestead was the childhood home of the thirtieth President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. He lived there from 1876 to 1887. The homestead is part of the Calvin Coolidge State Historical Site.


Dana–Thomas House

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62703
The Dana–Thomas House is a home in Prairie School style designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Built 1902–04 for patron Susan Lawrence Dana, it is in Springfield, Illinois.


Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Droop, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, 24946
Droop Mountain was the site of the last major conflict of the American Civil War in West Virginia. The battlefield was transformed into a historical, outdoor recreation area by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.


Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Richmond, Virginia, 23223
The Poe Museum, or the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, is a museum located in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. Though Poe never lived in the building, it serves to commemorate his time living in Richmond.


First Presbyterian Church

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08608
First Presbyterian Church is a historic church in Trenton, New Jersey. The church's first congregation got together in 1712 and their first church was built in 1726.


Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site

Bismarck, Burleigh County, North Dakota, 58505
Constructed in 1884, the Former Governors' Mansion housed 20 chief executives between 1893 and 1960. Unique room exhibits feature the restoration process, architectural style changes, and furniture used by several governors.


Fox Theatre

Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, 48201
The Fox Theatre is a performing arts center located at 2211 Woodward Avenue in Downtown Detroit. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres chain, the Fox has 5,048 seats. It is the largest surviving movie palace of the 1920s.


Governor's Mansion

Carson City, Nevada, 89703
The Nevada Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Nevada and the Governor's family. Reno architect George A. Ferris designed this Classical Revival (Neoclassical) style mansion.


Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum

Paradise, Chippewa County, Michigan, 49768
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is located at the Whitefish Point Light Station. The museum exhibits artifacts from shipwrecks from the Whitefish Point Underwater Preserve and the bell from the wreck of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald.


Greenwood Cemetery

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 39202
Greenwood Cemetery is a cemetery located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi. Still in use, it was established by a federal land grant on November 21, 1821.


Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814
The Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is the largest of its kind in the state, and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke.


Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62702
Illinois Vietnam Veterans Memorial honors the 3,009 Illinois residents who were killed or listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.


John Dickinson House

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
The John Dickinson House, generally known as Poplar Hall, is located on the John Dickinson Plantation in Dover, a property owned by the State of Delaware and open to the public as a museum by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.


Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi
The Mississippi Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Mississippi. It is located in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, south of the Mississippi State Capitol, at the south end of Smith Park.


New Hampshire State House

Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 03301
Completed in 1819, the New Hampshire State House is the oldest state capitol in which the legislature meets in its original chambers.


Old Barracks Museum

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08608
The Old Barracks Museum is a historic building in Trenton, New Jersey. It is the only remaining colonial barracks in the state and is now used as a history museum.


Old Eagle Tavern

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08611
The Old Eagle Tavern (historically known as the Eagle Tavern) is a historic building in Trenton, New Jersey. The building was built in 1765 by Robert Waln.


Old Idaho State Penitentiary

Boise, Ada County, Idaho, 83712
The Old Idaho State Penitentiary was a functional prison from 1872 to 1973. The first building, also known as the Territorial Prison, was constructed in the Territory of Idaho in 1870.


Old State Capitol State Historic Site

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Old State Capitol State Historic Site, in Springfield, Illinois, is the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois. It was built in the Greek Revival style in 1837–1840, and served as the state house from 1840 to 1876.


Oscar Anderson House Museum

Anchorage, Alaska
The Oscar Anderson House Museum is a historical museum in downtown Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska.


Richmond National Battlefield Park

Richmond, Virginia
The Richmond National Battlefield Park commemorates 13 American Civil War sites around Richmond, Virginia, which served as the capital of the Confederate States of America for most of the war.


South Austin Popular Culture Center

Austin, Travis County, Texas, 78702
The Austin Museum of Popular Culture is a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit organisation dedicated to collecting, preserving, and exhibiting art and memorabilia that reflect Austin's eclectic contributions to popular culture worldwide.


St. Michael's Church

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08608
Established in 1703, St. Michael's Church in downtown Trenton, New Jersey is a founding parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Its present building was built in 1747–1748 and was renovated in 1810 and 1847–1848.


Texas Governor's Mansion

Austin, Travis County, Texas, 78701
The Texas Governor's Mansion, is a historic home for the Governor of Texas in downtown Austin, Texas. Designed by prominent architect Abner Cook, it was built in 1854 and has been the home of every governor since 1856.


Thomas P. Kennard House

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, 68501
The Thomas P. Kennard House, also known as the Nebraska Statehood Memorial, is the oldest remaining building in the original plat of Lincoln, Nebraska.


Trenton Battle Monument

Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, 08618
The Trenton Battle Monument is a massive column-type structure in Trenton, New Jersey. It commemorates the December 26, 1776, Battle of Trenton, a pivotal victory for the Continental forces during the American Revolutionary War.


Union Square

San Francisco, California
Union Square is a 2.6-acre public plaza bordered by Geary, Powell, Post and Stockton Streets in downtown San Francisco, California. "Union Square" also refers to the central shopping, hotel, and theater district that surrounds the plaza for several blocks

Top 10 Most Popular State Historic Sites Landmarks

  1. Abraham Lincoln Tomb
  2. New Hampshire State House
  3. Fox Theatre
  4. Coolidge Homestead
  5. Bushy Run Battlefield State Park
  6. Belle Isle Park
  7. Old Idaho State Penitentiary
  8. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
  9. Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park
  10. John Dickinson House

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