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Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.


'Iolani Palace

Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, 96813
The 'Iolani Palace was the royal residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1845 to 1893. After the monarchy was overthrown in 1893, the building was used as the capitol building until 1969.


40 Wall Street (The Trump Building)

New York, New York, 10005
40 Wall Street is a 70-story skyscraper originally known as The Bank of the Manhattan Company building. It was completed in 1930 after only 11 months of construction, and was the tallest building in the world for less than 2 months.


Abbeville Opera House

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina
On October 1, 1908, what was then the Abbeville District dedicated a new Abbeville County Courthouse and City Hall.


Absecon Light

Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, 08401
Absecon Light is the fifth tallest lighthouse in the United States. Its beason was first lighted on January 15, 1857. Although it is no longer an active navigational aid, the light still shines every night.


Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
Opened in 1857, the building is the oldest grand opera house in America used for its original purpose. It is the home of the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Philadelphia Opera Company.


Acoma Pueblo

Cibola County, New Mexico
Also known as "Sky City", Acoma Pueblo is a American Indian site built on top of a 367-foot (112 m) sandstone mesa. It is regarded as the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.


Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Adler opened in 1930 and was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Donated to the city of Chicago by Max Adler, the planetarium was an attraction at the great Chicago exposition of 1933-34.


Aiken-Rhett House

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
The Gov. William Aiken House is a home built in 1820 at 48 Elizabeth Street in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a home of William Aiken, Jr., a governor of South Carolina, and before that was a home of his father, the railroad company owner William Aike


Albany Institute of History & Art

Albany, New York, 12210
The Albany Institute of History & Art is a museum in Albany, New York, "dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art, and culture of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley region".


Aloha Tower

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
Opened on September 11, 1926, the Aloha Tower is a guiding beacon welcoming vessels to the City of Honolulu. The tower is 10 stories tall (184 feet (56 m)) topped with a 40 feet (12 m) tall flag mast.


Altaville Grammar School

Altaville, Calaveras County, California, 95221
This is one of the oldest grammar schools in California. It was built in 1858 of brick and remained in use until 1950, when it was replaced by the Mark Twain Elementary School. It now serves as an example of a typical schoolroom of the 19th century.


Amana Colonies

Amana, Iowa County, Iowa, 52203
The Amana Colonies are a group of settlements of German Pietists. They lived a communal life until the mid 1930s. Today, Amana is a major tourist attraction known mainly for its restaurants and craft shops.


American Gothic House

Eldon, Wapello County, Iowa, 52554
The American Gothic House, famous for its appearance in the painting "American Gothic," was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


American Precision Museum

West Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, 05089
The American Precision Museum is located in the renovated 1846 Robbins & Lawrence factory on South Main Street in Windsor, Vermont. The museum has the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the United States.


American Swedish Institute

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55407
The American Swedish Institute complex includes the Swan Turnblad Mansion, completed in 1910, and the adjoining Nelson Cultural Center, completed in 2012. The house was added to the NRHP on August 26, 1971.


Ames Monument

Albany County, Wyoming
Dedicated to brothers Oakes Ames and Oliver Ames, the monument is a four-sided, random ashlar pyramid, 60 feet square at the base and 60 feet high, constructed of light-colored native granite. It was completed in 1882.


Andrews United Methodist Church and International Mother's Day Shrine

Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia, 26354
The first Mother's Day was celebrated here on May 10, 1908 inspired by Ann Jarvis, who had been active in Mother's Day campaigns for peace and worker's safety and health since end of American Civil War.


Antietam National Battlefield

Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, 21782
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North.


Arlington Memorial Bridge

Washington, District of Columbia
The bridge's construction was authorized by Congress on February 24, 1925 and formally opened on January 16, 1932. Designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead and White, the neo-classical bridge is 2,163 feet (660 m) long.


Artisan's House

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Artisan's House is a historic home located at Annapolis, Maryland. It is a ​1 1⁄2-story frame house on a brick foundation representative of modest middle class dwellings of the 18th century.



Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, 40502
Ashland is the name of the plantation of the 19th-century Kentucky statesman Henry Clay. Clay and his family resided at Ashland from about 1806 until his death in 1852.


Ayer Public Library

Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois, 61734
The Ayer Public Library was placed on the the National Register of Historic Places on November 12,1998. It was the first tax supported library in the state of Illinois.


Ball's Bluff Battlefield and National Cemetery

Waterford, Loudoun County, Virginia
The Battle of Ball's Bluff, on October 21, 1861, was a small but embarrassing defeat for the Union early in the American Civil War. The land for a cemetery was donated in 1865. It is the smallest national cemetery in the United States.


Baltimore Civil War Museum

Baltimore, Maryland, 21202
Originally the President Street Station, this site and the rail line were key elements of the "underground railroad" by which many slaves escaped to the north before the Civil War.


Banneker-Douglass Museum

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401
The Banneker-Douglass Museum, formerly known as Mt. Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historic church at Annapolis, Maryland. It was constructed in 1875 and remodeled in 1896.


Barnegat Lighthouse

Barnegat Light, Ocean County, New Jersey, 08006
Barnegat Lighthouse, colloquially known as "Old Barney", is located on the northern tip of Long Beach Island. Situated along the Barnegat Inlet, it is the fourth tallest lighthouse in the United States.


Barton Hall (Cunningham Plantation)

Colbert County, Alabama
Built for Armstead Barton in the 1840s, this antebellum, privately-owned home is an unusually sophisticated Greek Revival style plantation house with a small Doric entrance and limestone-paved rear courtyard.


Bathhouse Row

Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas, 71901
Bathhouse Row is a collection of bathhouses which were included in 1832 when the Federal Government took over the land to preserve 47 natural hot springs and their area of origin on the lower slopes of Hot Springs Mountain.



Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, 39531
The Beauvoir estate is notable as the historic post-war home (1876-1889) of the former President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. The name "Beauvoir" means "beautiful to view".


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.


Bellefontaine Cemetery

St. Louis, Missouri, 63115
This cemetery was established after the cholera epidemic of 1849. Many bodies were moved from the St. Louis Cemetery downtown to this burial ground. A number of the famous Busch and Lemp family of brewers are buried here.


Bennington Battle Monument

Bennington, Bennington County, Vermont, 05201
The Bennington Battle Monument is a stone obelisk, which commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.


Bering Expedition Landing Site

According to the U.S. National Park Service, this is where the first attempts at contact between Europeans and Alaskan natives were made by naturalist Georg W. Steller, surgeon aboard Vitus Bering's St. Peter.


Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse

Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, 35207
The Bethel Baptist Church, Parsonage, and Guardhouse are associated with the first organized movement of the modern civil rights movement. The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights was headquartered here from 1956-1961.


Big Bone Lick State Park

Union, Boone County, Kentucky, 41091
Big Bone Lick State Park was listed in 1972 on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2002, the National Park Service designated the park as an official Lewis and Clark Heritage Trail Site, and it was further listed as a National Natural Landmark in February 2009.


Big Well

Greensburg, Kiowa County, Kansas, 67054
The Greensburg Well is water well that was designed to provide water for the Santa Fe and Rock Island railroads. It is billed as the world's largest hand-dug well, at 109 feet deep and 32 feet in diameter.


Bizzell Library

Norman, Oklahoma
It is an elaborate Collegiate Gothic or Cherokee Gothic building, designed by the architecture firm Layton Hicks & Forsyth and constructed in 1928 during the administration of OU's fifth president, William Bennett Bizzell.


Block Island Southeast Light

Block Island, Rhode Island
Block Island Southeast Light is a lighthouse located on Mohegan Bluffs at the southeastern corner of Block Island, Rhode Island. It is one of the most architecturally sophisticated lighthouses built in the United States in the 19th century.


Boll Weevil Monument

Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama, 36330
The city erected the statue because the destruction of the cotton crop led to agricultural diversity and more prosperity than had ever come from cotton alone. It is said to be the only statue to an insect pest in the world.


Boston Public Library

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02116
The Boston Public Library is the largest municipal public library in the United States and is the third-largest library in the country. It was the first public library to allow people to borrow books and other materials and take them home to read and use.


Bottle Creek Indian Mounds

Baldwin County, Alabama
This is an archaeological site once occupied by a Mississippian culture between AD 1250 and 1550. It includes 18 earthen mounds, the tallest being roughly 45 feet high.


Bozeman Trail

Ross Flat, Wyoming
The Bozeman Trail was an overland route connecting the Oregon Trail to the gold rush territory of Montana. John Bozeman, among others, led the first group of about 2,000 settlers up the trail in 1864.


Bradford-Loockerman House

Dover, Kent County, Delaware
Bradford-Loockerman House, also known as the Loockerman House, is a historic home located at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. The house is in two sections; one of brick and one frame.


Brown Grand Opera House

Concordia, Cloud County, Kansas, 66901
The Brown Grand Theatre is a community-based historical theatre dedicated to enhancing cultural life in North Central Kansas in the United States.


Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66612
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was established in Topeka, Kansas, on October 26, 1992, by the United States Congress to commemorate the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision aimed at ending racial segregation in public schools.


Buffalo Trace Distillery

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
Buffalo Trace Distillery is a distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky, owned by the Sazerac Company. Its namesake bourbon brand, Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey, was introduced in August 1999.


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.


Cape Hatteras Light

Buxton, Dare County, North Carolina, 27920
Located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is recognized as the tallest lighthouse in America. It is still in operation. The light at the top is automated and is visible every seven seconds.


Cape Neddick Light

Cape Neddick, York County, Maine
The Cape Neddick Light is a lighthouse in Cape Neddick, York, Maine. In 1874 Congress appropriated $15,000 to build a light station at the "Nubble" and in 1879 construction began.


Carpenter's Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Build in 1770 and owned by oldest trade guild in America, Carpenter's Hall was the site of the First Continental Congress in 1774. Today it is part of Independence National Historical Park.


Carter House

Franklin, Tennessee, 37064
The Carter House State Historic Site is a historic house at 1140 Columbia Avenue in Franklin, Tennessee. In that house, the Carter family hid in the basement waiting for the second Battle of Franklin to end.


Cataldo Mission

Cataldo, Kootenai County, Idaho
Also called the Mission of the Sacred Heart, the church is the oldest standing building in Idaho. It was designed by Antonio Ravalli, who made sure that it was constructed by local Indians so that they could feel part of the church.


Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The cathedral was dedicated on November 20, 1864 by James Frederick Wood, the first Archbishop of Philadelphia. It is modeled after the Lombard Church of St. Charles (San Carlo al Corso) in Rome and is of the Roman-Corinthian style of architecture.


Cathedral of Saint Helena

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 59601
The Columbia Construction Company of New York began construction of the Cathedral in 1908; the cornerstone was laid on October 4 that year.


Cathedral of Saint Paul, National Shrine of the Apostle Paul

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55102
The Cathedral of Saint Paul is a Roman Catholic cathedral. The design was inspired by French Renaissance architecture. The dome of the cathedral is 76 feet (23 m) in diameter and 186 feet (57 m) high.


Cathedral of the Madeleine

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City, Utah. It was completed in 1909 and currently serves as the cathedral, or mother church, of the Diocese of Salt Lake City.


Central Library (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Central Library is the headquarters for the Milwaukee Public Library System as well as for the Milwaukee County Federated Library System.


Chase–Lloyd House

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
The Chase–Lloyd House is a historic house in Annapolis, Maryland. Built in 1769-1774, it is one of the first brick three-story Georgian mansions to be built in the Thirteen Colonies, and is one of the finest examples of the style.


Cherokee National Capitol

Tahlequah, Cherokee County, Oklahoma, 74464
The Cherokee National Capitol served as the headquarters for Cherokee government from the time of its completion until 1907 when Oklahoma became a State. The structure is fairly well preserved and is a late example of the Italianate style.


Cherry Hill

Albany, New York, 12202
Cherry Hill is a historic house located on South Pearl Street in Albany, New York, United States. It is a timber frame structure dating to the late 18th century. It was built by Colonel Philip Kiliaen van Rensselaer for his bride Maria Sanders, granddaugh


Cheyenne High School

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming
It has also been known as Central High School and as Laramie County School District No.1 Administration Building. It is a three-story Collegiate Gothic style building which is 250 by 220 feet (76 m × 67 m) in plan.


Chicago Water Tower

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60611
The Water Tower was built in 1869 by architect William W. Boyington from yellowing Joliet limestone. It is 154 feet (47 m) tall. Today, it serves as the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau Visitor's Welcome Center.


Christ Church

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19903
Christ Church is a historic Episcopal church and cemetery located at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. It is located on one of two public squares set aside for houses of worship in the Dover town plan of 1717.


Churchill Downs

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40208
Famous for hosting the annual Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs filled a void in Louisville left by the closing of Oakland and Woodlawn, two earlier race courses. The twin spires atop the grandstands are used as a symbol of the track and the Derby.


Circus World Museum

Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin, 53913
The Circus World Museum is a large museum complex devoted to circus-related history. The museum features circus artifacts and exhibits and hosts daily live circus performances throughout the summer.


Claymont Stone School

Claymont, New Castle County, Delaware, 19703
The Claymont Stone School, also known as Naaman's Creek School #1, is a historic schoolhouse built in 1805. The original building was renovated in 1905 and expanded to become a two room schoolhouse. It was used until 1925.


Clinton House Museum

Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701
Built in 1931, the Clinton House Museum was the first home of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham while they both taught at the University of Arkansas School of Law and was where they married in 1975.


Colonial Annapolis Historic District

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
The Colonial Annapolis Historic District is a historic district in the City of Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland.


Colt Armory

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06106
The Colt Armory is a historic factory complex for the manufacture of firearms, created by Samuel Colt. It is located in Hartford, Connecticut along the Connecticut River.


Columbus Park

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60644
The 135-acre Columbus Park is considered the masterpiece of nationally renowned landscape architect, Jens Jensen, who is recognized as creator of Prairie style landscape design.


Confederate Monument

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40353
The Confederate Monument in Frankfort is placed within a circle of the graves of 68 Confederate soldiers in Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky.


Confederate State Capitol Building

Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas
The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and, with other sites, was designated part of the Camden Expedition Sites National Historic Landmark District in 1994.


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.


Crescent Park Looff Carousel

Riverside, Rhode Island
The hand-carved carousel was built in 1895 by Charles I. D. Looff and installed at Crescent Park Amusement Park in Riverside, Rhode Island. The ride's fifty-foot platform contains sixty-one horses, one camel, two single coaches, and two double chariots.


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.


Darley House

Claymont, New Castle County, Delaware, 19703
The Darley House, former home of world-renowned illustrator F. O. C. Darley, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Darley made illustrations for works by several famous 19th century authors.


Dealey Plaza

Dallas, Dallas County, Texas
The National Park Service designated Dealey Plaza, the location of JFK's assassination, a National Historic Landmark District in 1993. Therefore, nothing of significance has been torn down or rebuilt in the immediate area.


Delaware Governor's Mansion

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
The Delaware Governor's Mansion, also known as Woodburn or Governor's House, is the official residence of the Governor of Delaware and the governor's family.


Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50312
The Des Moines Art Center is an art museum with an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, modern art and mixed media. It was established in 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa.


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.


Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, 35801
This church was built in the Gothic Revival style in 1859. It is noted as one of the most pristine examples of Ecclesiological Gothic architecture in the South. It is also one of the least-altered structures by architect Frank Wills.


F. Scott Fitzgerald House aka Summit Terrace

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55102
The design of the rowhouse was called the "New York Style", although the general flavor is Romanesque Revival. In July and August of 1919, this was where Fitzgerald rewrote the manuscript that became his first novel, This Side of Paradise.


Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

St Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont, 05819
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is a combination museum and planetarium located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. It was founded in 1891, by Franklin Fairbanks. The museum and its building are on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


Fairfax Stone Historical Monument

Davis, West Virginia
The Fairfax Stone was a surveyor's marker placed to settle a boundary dispute and to determine the proprietorship and boundaries of a large tract of largely unsurveyed land in the colonies of Maryland and Virginia during the Survey of 1736/37.


First Bank of the United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Chartered in 1791, the First Bank of the United States was erected in the neo-classical style to echo the democracy of Ancient Greece. The bank building was restored for the Bicentennial in 1976.


First White House of the Confederacy

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
The White House of the Confederacy was the executive residence of President Jefferson Davis and family while the capital of the Confederate States of America was in Montgomery, Alabama.


Flatiron Building

New York, New York, 10010
The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the Beaux-Arts style. The 22-story building, with a height of 285 ft (87 meters), is one of the oldest surviving skyscrapers in Manhattan.


Florida Governor's Mansion

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida
The Florida Governor's Mansion (also called The People's House of Florida) is a historic U.S. residence in Tallahassee, Florida and the official residence of the Governor of Florida.


Florida State Capitol (Old)

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, 32301
Florida's Old State Capitol Building reopened to the public in 1982. It now serves as a museum covering events in Florida life and government. It is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes the new Capitol and other buildings.


Fort David A. Russell

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming
Fort D. A. Russell, also known as Fort Francis E. Warren, and Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, was a post and base of operations for the United States Army, and later the Air Force.


Fort Mifflin

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Originally called Fort Island Battery, Fort Mifflin was commissioned in 1771. During the American Revolutionary War, the fort was a centerpiece of the British conquest of Philadelphia.


Fort Toulouse Fort Jackson

Elmore County, Alabama
The fort was first established in 1717 by the French to counter the growing influence of the British colonies of Georgia and Carolina. It was named for Louis-Alexandre de Bourbon, comte de Toulouse. Fort Jackson was later built on the site.


Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site

Williston, Williams County, North Dakota, 58801
This was the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri until 1867. Visitors included John James Audubon, George Catlin, Father Pierre DeSmet, Sitting Bull, Karl Bodmer, and Jim Bridger.


Fort Western

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04330
Fort Western is a former British colonial outpost at the head of navigation on the Kennebec River at modern Augusta, Maine. It was built in 1754 during the French and Indian War.


Foster Auditorium

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, 35487
This multi-purpose facility was built in 1939 and is most famous as the site of of the "stand in the schoolhouse door" incident. On June 11, 1963, Governor George C. Wallace blocked the entrance to prevent registration of African Americans.


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.


Frank M. Johnson Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama
The Frank M. Johnson Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse is a United States federal building in Montgomery, Alabama, completed in 1933 and primarily used as a courthouse of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.


Frankfort Cemetery

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40353
The Frankfort Cemetery is a historic rural cemetery located on East Main Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. The cemetery is the burial site of Daniel Boone and other famous Americans.


Frist Art Museum

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37203
The Frist Art Museum is an art exhibition hall in Nashville, Tennessee, housed in the city's historic U.S. Post Office building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Galveston Seawall

Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, 77550
Constructed in 1902, the Galveston Seawall was built after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. The seawall is 10 miles (16 km) long. It is approximately 17 feet (5.2 m) high, and 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at its base.


Gillette Castle State Park

East Haddam, Connecticut, 06423
Gillette Castle State Park straddles the towns of East Haddam and Lyme. The castle was originally a private residence commissioned and designed by William Gillette, an American actor who is most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes on stage.


Girard College

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19121
This boarding school teaches grades 1 through 12 on a 43 acre (170,000 m2) campus. It grants full scholarships to eligible students from families with limited financial resources, headed by a single parent or guardian.


Gloria Dei (Old Swede's) Church

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19147
Founded in 1677, Gloria Dei is the second oldest Swedish church in the United States. The building is Pennsylvania's oldest church building, having been completed sometime around 1700.


Governor's Mansion

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The Kentucky Governor's Mansion is a historic residence in Frankfort, Kentucky. The new mansion replaced the Old Governor's Mansion, built in 1798, which still stands, at 420 High Street, Frankfort



Memphis, Tennessee, 38116
Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate in Memphis, Tennessee that was home to Elvis Presley. It has become one of the most-visited private homes in America with over 650,000 visitors a year, only behind the White House.


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.


Great Overland Station

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66608
Great Overland Station, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Union Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot, is a museum and former railroad station in Topeka, Kansas.


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.


Grove Arcade

Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, 28801
Built by Dr. Edwin Wiley Grove between 1926 and 1929, the elaborate, Tudoresque building occupies a full city block with glazed terra cotta covering its reinforced concrete and steel structure.



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19144
In September 1777, during the Battle of Germantown, the British General James Agnew occupied the house as his headquarters. He was wounded and died in the front parlor, where his blood stains can still be seen on the floor.


Hagley Museum and Library

Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, 19807
The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware. Covering more than 235 acres along the banks of the Brandywine Creek, the museum and grounds include the first du Pont family home and garden.


Hammond–Harwood House

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401
The Hammond–Harwood House is a historic house museum in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Built in 1774, is one of the premier colonial houses remaining in America from the British colonial period (1607–1776).


Harriet Beecher Stowe House

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House was the last home of the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.


Harry S Truman Birthplace

Lamar, Barton County, Missouri, 64759
Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, was born in this house on May 8, 1884. Truman attended the dedication of his birthplace as a Missouri State Historic Site on April 19, 1959.


Hawaii State Capitol

Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
The Hawaii State Capitol opened on March 15, 1969 and replaced the former statehouse, 'Iolani Palace. It is an American adaptation of the Bauhaus style called Hawaiian international architecture.


Hearst Castle

San Simeon, California, 93452
Hearst Castle was designed by architect Julia Morgan, between 1919 and 1947, as a residence for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951.


Helena Civic Center

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana
The Helena Civic Center, also known as the Algeria Shrine Temple, is a Moorish Revival building in Helena, Montana that was built in 1919.


High Cliff State Park

Sherwood, Wisconsin, 54169
High Cliff State Park is a 1,187-acre Wisconsin state park near Sherwood, Wisconsin. It is the only state-owned recreation area located on Lake Winnebago.


Historic Arkansas Museum

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 72201
The Historic Arkansas Museum is a state history museum in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. The museum maintains gallery space and a number of historic buildings original to the site, as well as log structures transported from around the state.


Historic Governor's Mansion

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming
Served as the Wyoming Governor's Mansion from 1905 to 1976. It is operated by the state as a historic house museum known as the Historic Governors' Mansion State Historic Site.


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.


Hoover Dam

Mohave County, Arizona
Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada. It was constructed between 1931 and 1936.


House of Wickersham

Juneau, Alaska, 99801
The House of Wickersham, also known as the Wickersham State Historic Site, is a historic house in the Chicken Ridge area of Juneau, Alaska.


Illinois Governor's Mansion

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Illinois. It is located in the state capital, Springfield, Illinois. It is one of the oldest historic residences in the state of Illinois.


Illinois State Capitol

Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, 62701
The Illinois capitol is the tallest non-skyscraper capitol, even exceeding the height of the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. The building itself is shaped like a Latin cross aligned to the major points of the compass.


Indiana Statehouse

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, 46204
The Indiana Statehouse is laid out in the shape of a cross. A large central rotunda with a glass domed ceiling connects the four wings. The structure is four stories high. Built in 1888, it is the fifth building to house the state government.


Indiana World War Memorial Plaza

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza is an urban feature located in Indianapolis, Indiana, originally built to honor the veterans of World War I.


Jabez Lamar Monroe Curry Home

Talladega County, Alabama
Curry was a lawyer, politician, and educator who encouraged the expansion and improvement of the public school system and the establishment of training schools for teachers throughout the south.


Jefferson Davis Hotel

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 36104
The Jefferson Davis Hotel is a former hotel. It was named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederate States of America. Built in 1927, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1979.


John Bullen House

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
John Bullen House is a historic home located at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. It was built between 1775 and 1781, and is a ​2 1⁄2-story, five bay center hall plan, brick dwelling.


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.


John Paul Jones House

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The John Paul Jones House is most significant as the only known surviving structure in the United States associated with American Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones, who was resident here in 1781-82 when it was operated as a boarding house.


Kansas State Capitol

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66612
Home to one of the largest capitol domes in the United States, the Kansas dome is the only one in the United States that continues to offer dome tours. There are 296 steps leading up from the fifth floor to the top of the dome.


Kentucky State Capitol

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The capitol was designed by Frank Mills Andrews. He used the Beaux-Arts style and included many classical French interior designs. The staircases, for example, are replicas of those that appear in the Opera Garnier in Paris.


Kenworthy Hall a.k.a. Carlisle-Martin House

Perry County, Alabama
It is the only surviving residential example of Richard Upjohn's Italian villa style that was especially designed to suit the Southern climate and the plantation lifestyle. The building was designed and constructed for Edward Kenworthy Carlisle.


Kimo Theater Historic Site

Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 87102
The KiMo Theater was built in 1927 in the extravagant Art Deco-Pueblo Revival Style architecture, which is a blend of adobe building styles decorative motifs from indigenous cultures.


Landmark Center

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55102
St. Paul's historic Landmark Center, completed in 1902, originally served as the United States Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House for the state of Minnesota. It reopened as Landmark Center in 1978.


Leland Stanford Mansion State Historic Park

Sacramento, California, 95814
The Leland Stanford Mansion is a historic mansion and California State Park in Sacramento, California, which serves as the official reception center for the Californian government and as one of the official workplaces of the Governor of California.


Liberty Hall

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
Liberty Hall is a historic house museum in Frankfort, Kentucky. Built 1796-1800 by American statesman John Brown, it is known for its association with Brown and its fine Federal-style architecture.


Lithgow Public Library

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04330
The Lithgow Public Library is the public library of Augusta, Maine. Established in 1896, and expanded in 1979 and 2016, it holds about 67,000 books.


Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
At 450 feet (137 meters) tall, with 34 stories, it is the tallest capitol building in the United States, the tallest building in Baton Rouge, and the seventh-tallest building in Louisiana.


Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29414
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River. It is one of the oldest plantations in the South and dates to 1676, when Thomas and Ann Drayton built a house and small formal garden on the site.


Maine State House

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04333
About 150 feet (46 m) in length, including the central portion with columns and cupola and two wings extending north and south, the building's cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1829.


Mark Twain House

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06105
The Mark Twain House and Museum was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (a.k.a. Mark Twain) from 1874 to 1891. The author wrote several of his famous books here including Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.


Market Hall

Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, 29401
Market Hall is a Greek Revival-style building, and the high base and frontal portico were inspired by Greek and Roman temples such as the Temple of Portunus and Temple of Athena Nike.


Mary Todd Lincoln House

Lexington, Fayette County County, Kentucky, 40507
Mary Todd Lincoln House was the family home of Mary Todd, the future first lady and wife of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. The house was built c. 1803-1806 as an inn and tavern, which was called "The Sign of the Green Tree."


Maryland State House

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21401
The Maryland State House is the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use, dating to 1772. It houses the Maryland General Assembly. The capitol has the distinction of being topped by the largest wooden dome built without nails in the nation.


Masonic Temple of Des Moines

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50309
The Masonic Temple of Des Moines is a historic Beaux Arts style building. Constructed in 1913, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.


Massachusetts State House

Boston, Massachusetts, 02133
The building is situated on 6.7 acres (27,000 m2) of land on top of Beacon Hill in Boston. The dome is topped with a pine cone, symbolizing both the importance of Boston's lumber industry in the early colonial days.


Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi
The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument is a historic house museum in Jackson, Mississippi. Built in 1956, it was the home of African-American civil rights activist Medgar Evers (1925-1963) at the time of his assassination.


Merchants' Exchange Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Upon its completion in 1834, the building became the financial center for Philadelphia, housing commercial houses, marine insurance companies, the Philadelphia Board of Trade, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange.


Michigan State Capitol

Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan, 48933
The Michigan State Capitol is 267 feet (81.3 m) from the ground to the tip of finial/spire above the dome. The building is 420 feet (130 m) and two inches (128 m) long and 273 feet (83 m) and 11 inches (83.4 m) wide.


Mill City Museum

Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 55401
Mill City Museum opened in 2003, built in the ruins of the Washburn "A" Mill. The museum focuses on the founding and growth of Minneapolis, especially flour milling and the other industries that used water power from Saint Anthony Falls.


Minnesota State Capitol

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55155
The building was modeled after Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome. The unsupported marble dome is the second largest in the world, after Saint Peter's. Construction of the building was completed in 1905.


Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

Philip, South Dakota, 57567
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site was established in 1999 to illustrate the history and significance of the Cold War, the arms race, and intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) development.


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.


Mississippi State Capitol

Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 39201
Known as the "New Capitol," this landmark was completed in 1903 as a replacement for the "Old Capitol" which now serves as a museum. The building currently is home to the state legislature and Governor's office.


Missouri Botanical Garden (Shaw's Garden)

St. Louis, Missouri, 63110
The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw's Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw.


Montana State Capitol

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 59601
The building, constructed of Montana sandstone and granite, is in Greek neoclassical architectural style. The exterior of the dome is covered in copper. Atop the dome is a statue of a woman affectionately dubbed "Lady Liberty."


Mount Helena City Park

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 59601
Mount Helena City Park is a 620-acre (2.5 km2) park in Helena, Montana. The park encompasses Mount Helena which rises 5,468 feet (1,667 m) above sea level, overlooking the city of Helena 1,300 feet (396 m) below.


Mt. Cuba Center

Greenville, New Castle County, Delaware, 19807
The Mt. Cuba Center was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. It is a non-profit botanical garden and historical preserve which focuses on flora from Delaware's Piedmont region.


Myrtles Plantation

St Francisville, West Feliciana County, Louisiana, 70775
The Myrtles Plantation is an antebellum plantation. The plantation is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical and mystery tours.


Nagle Warren Mansion

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming
Nagle Warren Mansion, also known as Cheyenne YWCA Building, is former residence and YWCA with three buildings located in Cheyenne. The mansion was built as a residence in 1888 by Erasmus Nagle.


Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez, Adams County, Mississippi, 39120
Natchez National Historical Park commemorates the history of Natchez, Mississippi. The park consists of three distinct parts. Fort Rosalie, the William Johnson House, home of a freed African-American barber, and Melrose, the estate of John T. McMurran.


Nebraska State Capitol

Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, 68508
The Indiana limestone structure draws on both Classical and Gothic architectural traditions, but represents major innovations in state capitol design. The structure is nicknamed "The Tower of the Plains."


Nevada State Capitol

Carson City, Nevada, 89701
Constructed between 1869 and 1871, the Nevada State Capitol served all three branches of the state government for over 50 years. Today, the Capitol continues to serve the Governor, and contains historical exhibits on the second floor.


New York State Capitol

Albany, New York, 12224
The Capitol was constructed between 1867 and 1899 and inspired by the City Hall in Paris, France. The building is constructed in both the Romanesque and Renaissance revival styles.


North Carolina Capital Building

Raleigh, North Carolina
The North Carolina State Capitol is the former seat of the legislature of the U.S. state of North Carolina. Currently housing the offices of the Governor of North Carolina.


Northern Pacific Depot - Hinckley Fire Museum

Hinckley, Pine County, Minnesota, 55037
The building was originally built by the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad, later the Northern Pacific Railway. The depot is now the Hinckley Fire Museum. The museum interprets the history of the fire that destroyed six towns.


Oak Alley Plantation

Vacherie, St. James County, Louisiana, 70090
Oak Alley Plantation is a historic plantation located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, in the community of Vacherie, St. James Parish, Louisiana.


Old Capitol Museum

Jackson, Mississippi, 39201
The Old Mississippi State Capitol, which now serves as the State Historical Museum, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969.


Old Governor's Mansion

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The Old Governor's Mansion, also known as Lieutenant Governor's Mansion, is reputed to be the oldest official executive residence officially still in use in the United States, as the mansion is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor.


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 Louisiana Governor's Mansion

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana, 70802
The Old Louisiana Governor's Mansion, home of Preserve Louisiana, was used as Louisiana's official gubernatorial residence between 1930 and 1963.


Old Louisiana State Capitol

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana
The Old Louisiana State Capitol, also known as the State House, housed the Louisiana State Legislature from the mid-19th century until the current capitol tower building was constructed in 1929-32.


Old Market

Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, 68102
The area is designated on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district. There is a walking tour of historic buildings available. There are also several specifically noted historic buildings within the district.


Old North Church

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02113
Old North Church (officially, Christ Church in the City of Boston) is the location from which the famous "One if by land, and two if by sea" signal is said to have been sent. This phrase is related to Paul Revere's midnight ride, of April 18, 1775.


Old Ship Church

Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
The Old Ship Church is a Puritan church built in 1681 in Hingham, Massachusetts. It is the only surviving 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse in America. It occupies the oldest church building in continuous ecclesiastical use in the United States.


Old State Capitol

Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, 40601
The Old State Capitol, also known as Old Statehouse, was the third capitol of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The Kentucky legislature voted for its construction in 1827.


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.


Old State House

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06103
Completed in 1796, the building was the state capitol until 1878. Exhibits focus on the history of Hartford and important events in Connecticut history.. The third floor of the building houses the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities.


Old State House

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 72201
The Old State House is the oldest surviving state capitol building west of the Mississippi River. It was the site of the secession convention.


Old State House

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
Old Statehouse is a historic state capitol building located on The Green at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. It was built between 1787 and 1792, and is a two-story, five bay, brick structure in a Middle Georgian style.


Old State House

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
The Old State House is a historic building in Boston, Massachusetts. Built in 1713, it was the seat of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798. It is one of the oldest public buildings in the United States.


Original Governor's Mansion

Helena, Lewis and Clark County, Montana, 59601
In 1913, the state of Montana acquired a mansion to serve as the official residence for the governor of Montana. The house and carriage house were built originally in 1888 by William Chessman.


Owen J. Bush Stadium

Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana
This endangered landmark was home to the Indianapolis Indians, a minor league ball for many decades. It was also home to a few Negro League teams, as well as a Continental Football League team, the Indianapolis Capitols.


Paca House and Garden

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
The William Paca House (at one time known as Carvel Hall) is an 18th-century Georgian mansion in Annapolis, Maryland. William Paca was a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and a three-term Governor of Maryland.


Palace of the Governors

Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. When New Mexico was annexed as a U.S. territory, the Palace the first territorial capitol.


Paul Revere House

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, 02113
The Paul Revere House (1680) was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. A National Historic Landmark, it is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association.


Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts was founded in 1805 by painter and scientist Charles Willson Peale, sculptor William Rush, and other artists and business leaders. It is the oldest art museum and school in the nation.


Pennsylvania Eastern State Penitentiary

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, 19130
Designed by John Haviland and opened in 1829, Eastern State is considered to be the world's first true penitentiary.


Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
The Pennsylvania Hospital was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond, making it the oldest hospital in the United States. The Pine Building was the original hospital and was based on the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Penobscot Marine Museum

Searsport, Waldo County, Maine, 04974
Founded in 1936, the Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine's oldest maritime museum and is designed to preserve and educate people regarding Maine's and Searsport's rich and unique maritime and shipbuilding history.


Philadelphia City Hall

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
The world's tallest masonry building, Philadelphia's City Hall is 548 feet (167 m) tall including the statue of William Penn. The statue is the tallest atop any building in the world.


Philadelphia Museum of Art: Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19130
Formerly the Fidelity Life Insurance Building, the Philadelphia Museum of Art bought the property and renovated it for use as an annex.


Physick House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
The building was once the home of Philip Syng Physick, who is known as the father of American surgery. From his home medical office, he treated many well-known patients including Dolly Madison, President Andrew Jackson and Chief Justice John Marshall.


Pictograph Cave

Billings, Montana, 59101
Pictograph Cave is a 23-acre (93,000 m2) area of three caves (Pictograph, Middle, and Ghost caves) located 5 miles (8 km) south of Billings, Montana. Excavation of the three caves began in 1937.


Pioneer Courthouse (Custom House and Post Office)

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, 97204
The Pioneer Courthouse is a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, United States. Built beginning in 1869, the structure is the oldest federal building in the Pacific Northwest, and the second oldest west of the Mississippi River.


Pioneer Settlement for Creative Arts

Barberville, Volusia County, Florida, 32105
Anchored around the Central School of Barberville, many historic structures have been moved to the grounds. Other structures have been built on site to demonstrate historical trades.


Plaza de España

Hagatna, Guam, 96910
The Plaza de España was the location of the Governors Palace during the island's long period of Spanish occupation. There are three structures still standing including the three-arch gate to Almacen (Arsenal), the azotea, and the Chocolate House.


Point Montara Light

Moss Beach, San Mateo County, California, 94038
Established in February 1875, the current tower was first erected in 1881 in Massachusetts as the Mayo Beach Lighthouse. It was moved and rebuilt as the Point Montara Light station in 1928.


Ponce de Leon Inlet Light

Ponce Inlet, Volusia County, Florida, 32127
Originally called Mosquito Inlet Light, the lighthouse at Ponce de Leon Inlet, at 175 feet in height, is the tallest lighthouse in Florida and the one of the tallest in the United States.


Pope House Museum

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
The Pope House Museum, built in 1901, is a restored home once owned by Dr. M. T. Pope, a prominent African-American citizen of Raleigh, North Carolina. Tours are by appointment only.


Portland Head Light

Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, Maine, 04107
Portland Head Light is a historic lighthouse sits at the entrance of the primary shipping channel into Portland Harbor, which is within Casco Bay in the Gulf of Maine. Completed in 1791, it is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Maine.


Portland Observatory

Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, 04101
The Portland Observatory is a historic maritime signal tower. Built in 1807, it is the only known surviving tower of its type in the United States.


Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Prairie Grove, Washington County, Arkansas, 72753
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park is an Arkansas state park located next to Prairie Grove. It commemorates the Battle of Prairie Grove, fought December 7, 1862, in the American Civil War. The battle secured northwestern Arkansas for the Union.


Princeton Battlefield

Princeton, Mercer County, New Jersey
Princeton Battlefield is where American and British troops fought each other on January 3, 1777 in the Battle of Princeton during the American Revolutionary War.


Pueblo Grande Ruin

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
Pueblo Grande Ruin and Irrigation Sites are pre-Columbian archaeological sites and ruins, located in Phoenix, Arizona. They include a prehistoric platform mound and irrigation canals.


RailsWest Railroad Museum

Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, 51503
RailsWest Railroad Museum is a railroad museum operated by the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County. It illustrates the history of railroads in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Reading Terminal

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107
The Reading Terminal is a complex composed of three parts: the Reading Terminal Headhouse, the Reading Terminal Trainshed, and the Reading Terminal Market. The station opened on January 29, 1893.


Rhode Island State House

Providence, Rhode Island, 02903
The Rhode Island State House is the capitol of Rhode Island. The State House houses the Rhode Island General Assembly and the offices of the governor of Rhode Island as well as the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and General Treasurer.


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.


Robert S. Abbott House

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
From 1926 until his death in 1940, Robert S. Abbott, the most successful Black publisher of his era and founder of the Chicago Defender newspaper, lived in part of this large Queen Anne brick duplex.


Robinson House

Claymont, New Castle County, Delaware, 19703
The Robinson House was built on the site of the original settlement on Naaman's Creek in 1723. George Washington, General Anthony Wayne, the Marquis de Lafayette, and "Light Horse" Harry Lee were all guests at the Robinson House.


Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Half Moon Hill, Big Horn County, Montana
Rosebud Battlefield State Park is the site of the Battle of the Rosebud. The battle, known also as Crook's Fight on the Rosebud or Battle of Rosebud Creek, was fought on June 17, 1876.


Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

Juneau, Alaska, 99802
The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in Juneau, Alaska was built in 1893. It is now under Diocese of Alaska of the Orthodox Church in America.


Saint Paul Union Depot

St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, 55101
Saint Paul's Union Depot is a historic railroad station and intermodal transit hub in the Lowertown neighborhood of the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. It serves light rail, intercity rail, intercity bus, and local bus services.


Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Gran Quivira, New Mexico
These austere yet beautiful reminders of this earliest contact between Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonials consists of the ruins of four mission churches: Quarai, Abo, Gran Quivira and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas.


Salisbury House

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50312
Salisbury House in Des Moines, Iowa is a Tudor, Gothic and Carolean style manor home. It was built by cosmetic magnate Carl Weeks and his wife, Edith Van Slyke Weeks, between 1923 and 1928.


Samuel Powel House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
Samuel Powel served as the last mayor of Philadelphia under English rule and was the first mayor of the city after the creation of the United States. The house is considered one of the best existing examples of a Georgian Colonial townhouse.


Schuyler Mansion

Albany, New York, 12202
Schuyler Mansion is now a museum and an official National Historic Landmark. It was constructed from 1761 to 1765 for Philip Schuyler, later a general in the Continental Army and early U.S. Senator, who resided there from 1763 until his death in 1804.


Seashore Trolley Museum

Kennebunkport, York County, Maine, 04046
The Seashore Trolley Museum is the world's oldest and largest museum of mass transit vehicles. While the main focus of the collection is trolley cars (trams), it also includes rapid transit trains, trolley buses, and motor buses.


Sentinel Island Light

Juneau, Alaska
The Sentinel Island Light is at the northern entrance to the Favorite Channel, between the mainland and Lincoln and Shelter Islands. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 2, 2002.


Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana, 71101
Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium is an Art Deco building constructed between 1926 and 1929 during the administration of Mayor Lee Emmett Thomas as a memorial to the servicemen of World War I.


South Dakota State Capitol

Pierre, Hughes County, South Dakota, 57501
The South Dakota State Capitol is home to the South Dakota State Legislature. The building also houses the offices of most state officials, including the Governor of South Dakota.


SS American Victory

Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, 33602
The S.S. American Victory is a World War II Victory ship which is now a working maritime museum. One of several Victory ships due to be scrapped, she was rescued for preservation and arrived at Tampa on 16 September 1999.


St. Ambrose Cathedral

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50309
St. Ambrose Cathedral is a historic building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It serves as a parish church and as the seat of the Diocese of Des Moines in the Catholic Church.


St. Denis Catholic Church

Whitefield, Kennebec County, Maine
St. Denis Catholic Church is a historic Roman Catholic church in North Whitefield, Maine. Built 1833–38, it is the third oldest Catholic church in New England.


St. Joseph's Catholic Church

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66603
St. Joseph's Catholic Church is a historic Roman Catholic church in Topeka, Kansas. It was established to serve the needs of the growing population of Volga Germans, ethnic Germans from Russia.


St. Mary's Church

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04330
St. Mary's Church is a Roman Catholic church in Augusta, Maine. Built in 1926, it is one of the city's finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture.


Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Akron, Summit County, Ohio, 44303
The estate was built between 1912 and 1915 for F. A. Seiberling, founder of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. He gave it the name Stan Hywet, Old English for stone quarry. It is now a historic house museum and gardens, open seasonally to the public.


Sunken Gardens

St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, 33704
The Sunken Gardens are an important example of a 1930s Florida roadside commercial attraction, and is probably the oldest commercial tourist attraction on Florida's west coast.


Sylvanus Wade House

Greenbush, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, 53026
The Sylvanus Wade House is a former stagecoach inn that provided lodging and meals to travelers in the early statehood era in Wisconsin. The three-story wooden Greek Revival house was built between 1848 and 1851.


Tennessee State Capitol

Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, 37243
The cornerstone for the building was laid on July 4, 1845, and construction finished in 1859. The Capitol was designed by noted architect William Strickland, who is buried in the North Wing.


Terrace Hill

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, 50312
Terrace Hill, also known as Hubbell Mansion, Benjamin F. Allen House, and Iowa Governor's Mansion, is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. It is an example of Second Empire architecture.


Texas State Capitol

Austin, Travis County, Texas, 78701
The Texas State Capitol, completed in 1888, contains the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Governor. The Texas State Capitol is 308 feet (94 m) tall, making it the sixth tallest state capitol in the country.


The Blaine House

Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, 04330
The Blaine House, also known as James G. Blaine House, is the official residence of the Governor of Maine and his or her family. The Executive Mansion was officially declared the residence of the Governor in 1919.


The Grove Plantation

Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida
The Grove, known officially as the Call/Collins House at The Grove, is an antebellum plantation house located in Tallahassee, Florida. Territorial Governor Richard Keith Call constructed The Grove circa 1840.


The Henry Ford

Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, 48124
The Henry Ford (also known as the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and more formally as the Edison Institute) is a large indoor and outdoor history museum complex, named for its founder, the noted automobile industrialist Henry Ford.


The Palace Of Fine Arts

San Francisco, California
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art.


The Union League of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19102
The Union League was established in 1862 to promote loyalty to the Union and the policies of Abraham Lincoln. The classic French Renaissance-styled League House dates back to 1865 and is listed in the National Historic Register.


Tippecanoe Battlefield Park

Battle Ground, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 47920
The Tippecanoe Battlefield Park preserves the location of the Battle of Tippecanoe fought on November 7, 1811. The park is operated by the Tippecanoe County Park Board and the Battlefield Museum is operated by the Tippecanoe County Historical Society.


Topeka High School

Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas, 66612
Topeka High School was established in 1871, and moved to its current location in 1931. The school offers a variety of sports and extracurricular activities, and notable alumni include Charles Curtis, 31st Vice President of the United States.


Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 72202
The Tower Building of the Little Rock Arsenal, also known as the Main Building of the U.S. Arsenal at Little Rock, or Headquarters Building of the Little Rock Barracks, is the home of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.


Town Point

Dover, Kent County, Delaware, 19901
Town Point, also known as Kingston-upon-Hull and Logan's Lane, is a historic home located at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. It was built in three sections, with the earliest dated to about 1677.


Tupelo National Battlefield

Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi, 38801
The Tupelo National Battlefield was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.


U.S.S. Olympia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Olympia is the sole floating survivor of the U.S. Navy's Spanish-American War fleet. It was from her deck, during the Battle of Manila Bay, that Commodore George Dewey spoke the famous words "You may fire when ready, Gridley."


Union Station and Trainshed

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, 36104
Montgomery Union Station and its trainshed were built by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and opened in 1898. In 1979, Union Station was closed, and after a period of disuse, Union Station was renovated for commercial tenants.


USS KIDD Veterans Museum

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge County, Louisiana
USS Kidd (DD-661), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.


Utah State Capitol

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 84103
The Utah State Capitol building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.


Vermont State House

Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, 05633
The Vermont State House is the capitol and seat of Vermont General Assembly. The current Greek Revival structure is the third building on the same site to serve as the State House. It was designed in 1857 and opened in 1859.


Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, 39183
The Vicksburg National Military Park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. Over half a million visitors visit the park every year.


Victoria Mansion (Morse-Libby House)

Portland, Maine, 04101
Victoria Mansion, also known as the Morse-Libby House or Morse-Libby Mansion, is a landmark example of American residential architecture located in downtown Portland, Maine.


Villa Louis

Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, 53821
The Villa Louis, also known as Dousman Mansion, is a National Historic Landmark located on St. Feriole Island, in Prairie du Chien, southwestern Wisconsin.


Virginia State Capitol

Richmond, Virginia, 23218
The Virginia State Capitol, built between 1785 and 1788, is the seat of state government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, located in Richmond, the third capital city of the U.S. state of Virginia. The first two were Jamestown and Williamsburg.


Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, 06103
Founded in 1842 and opened in 1844, the Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States. The main building looks like a castle.


Wainwright Building

St. Louis, Missouri, 63101
Built in 1891 and designed by Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, this 10-story red-brick office building is among the first skyscrapers in the world. Its steel frame and intricate terra cotta ornament in vertical bands emphasizes its height.


Washoe Theater

Anaconda, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, Montana
Last theater in the Nuevo Deco style. This was completed in 1931, but did not open until 1936 due to the Depression. The Washoe Theater is rated by the National Theater of the Smithsonian.


Waverly Hills Sanatorium

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, 40272
Opened in 1926 for tuberculosis patients, the hospital was often overcrowded. It was also used as a geriatrics hospital, but was closed in 1981 allegedly due to patient abuse. It is claimed to be the most haunted hospital in the eastern United States.



Paoli, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 19301
The beautiful Georgian-style house was built in three sections of native stone quarried on the property. Today, the house is restored and furnished to reflect the Wayne Family's life there through the Federal, Victorian and Colonial Revival periods.


West Virginia State Capitol

Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, 25305
The WV Capitol took eight years to complete. It was constructed in three stages. The west wing was built in 1924-25; the east wing was constructed in 1926-27; and the rotunda connecting the wings was completed in 1930-32.


West Virginia State Penitentiary

Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, 26041
This gothic structure operated as a penitentiary from 1876 to 1995. Courts ruled that the 5 x 7-foot (2.1 m) cells were cruel and unusual punishment and the prison was closed. The site is now maintained as a tourist attraction and training facility.


Westminster Arcade

Providence, Rhode Island
The Westminster Arcade is a historic shopping center at 130 Westminster Street and 65 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence, Rhode Island. Built in 1828, it is notable as the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States.


William Gilmore Simms Estate (Woodlands)

Bamberg County, South Carolina
William Gilmore Simms Estate is nationally notable as the home for many years of author William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), considered one of the leading literary voices of the antebellum Southern United State.


Winchester Mystery House

San Jose, California, 95128
The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, which was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester.


Windsor Ruins

Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi, 39150
The ruins consist of 23 standing Corinthian columns of the largest antebellum Greek Revival mansion ever built in the state. The mansion stood from 1861 to 1890, when it was destroyed by fire.


Wisconsin State Capitol

Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, 53703
Completed in 1917, the building is the fifth to serve as the Wisconsin capitol since the first territorial legislature convened in 1836. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the tallest building in Madison.


Woolworth Building

New York, New York, 10007
The Woolworth Building, at fifty-seven stories, is one of the oldest skyscrapers in New York City. It is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City.


Wyoming State Capitol

Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, 82002
The Wyoming State Capitol is the state capitol and seat of government of the U.S. state of Wyoming. It contains the chambers of the Wyoming State Legislature and well as the office of the Governor of Wyoming.

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