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- Adirondack Museum - dedicated to the history,
culture, and art of the Adirondacks.
- Albany Institute of History and Art -
dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history,
art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region.
- Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. - to
preserve and display the history of the borough of Greencastle and Antrim Township.
- American Cotton Museum - dedicated to the
social history of the American Cotton Industry. Home of the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Hunt
County Veterans's Exhibit.
- American Immigrant Wall of Honor - search
on-line to see if your family name is already inscribed at Ellis Island.
- American Independence Museum
- American West Heritage Center - living
history center re-creating the old west, from 1820 to 1920. Featuring mountain men,
military, pioneer, Indian, outdoor pageant and historical farm.
- Amherst County Historical Museum
- Arizona Military Museum - featuring
displays and artifacts from Arizona's proud military history.
- Atlantic City Historical Museum
- Autry Museum of Western Heritage - explores
the history, traditions, and diverse cultures of the American West through extensive
permanent displays, frequent special exhibitions, and innovative educational programming.
- Baltimore City Life Museums - a private,
non-profit organization that collects, preserves, and interprets Baltimore's history,
culture and traditions.
- Bastrop County Museum
- site created by Bastrop Middle School eighth graders.
- Battlefield House Museum - living
history museum and site of the historic Battle of Stoney Creek, War of 1812.
- Bennington Museum, The
- Blount Mansion
- Boettcher Mansion - museum plus
- Boulder Museum of History - features an
extensive costume collection, a turn-of-the-century kitchen, and local history rooms, as
well as rotating exhibits.
- Buffalo Bill Historical Center - widely
regarded as America's finest western museum, featuring four collections under one roof.
- Burgwin-Wright House -
restored museum house in Southeastern North Carolina.
- Calhoun Historical Preservation and Museum -
dedicated to preserving the history of The Calhoun School and the community in Lowndes
- Chamberlain Freedom Park -
dedicated to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.
- Chapel Hill Museum - devoted to
telling the story of Chapel Hill.
- Chippewa Valley Museum - telling the stories of
the people and events that shaped Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley.
- Chrysler Museum & Historic Houses -
collection of 30,000 objects spans almost 4,000 years of art history.
- Cincinnati Museum Center - located
in the Art Deco-style Cincinnati Union Terminal. Includes Omnimax Theater, Natural History
& Science, Cincinnati History and Cincinnati Historical Society Museums.
of Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
- Claude Moore Colonial Farm Park
- a parent's view of this re-creation of a typical tenant farm (circa mid-18th Century).
- Clinton County Genealogical, Historical Museum
- resources including books, upcoming event and membership details.
- Clown Hall Of Fame - pays tribute to
outstanding clown performers, operates a living museum of clowning with resident clown
performers, conducts special events and maintains a national archive of clown artifacts
- Cokato Museum & Gust Akerlund Studio -
local history museum and restored 1905 photo studio.
- Cold War Submarine Memorial Foundation - honoring
the men of the Cold War Submarine Force.
- Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum - learn about
history, art, and the culture of Colroado.
- Colorado Territorial Prison Museum -
dedicated to the understanding of the prison lifestyle from the viewpoint of those that
work there and of the inmates.
- Concord Museum - community renowned as the
site of the battle that began the American Revolution and as the home of the most original
thinkers and writers of the American literary renaissance.
- Congressional Medal of Honor Society
- Conner Prairie Museum - full text online
articles, exhibits on US history, and visitor information.
- Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum -
includes a biography, photographs, and documents. U.S. secretary of state 1933-1945.
- Corry Historical Museum - Corry, PA - on-line
- Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation - sponsors an
in-progress Crazy Horse mountain carving memorial, museum, and cultural center.
- Dan Quayle Center & Museum - Huntington, IN
- vice presidential museum looks at all the U.S. vice presidents and invites you to take
the Quayle quiz.
- Detroit Historical Museums - the Detroit
Historical Museum, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Historic Fort Wayne, and Moross House.
- Drake Well Museum - site of the
world's first commercially successful well drilled for oil in 1859.
- DuPage County Historical Museum -
travel along a journey of time from the start in the unsettled prarie to becoming one of
the fastest growing counties outside of the Sunbelt.
- E. Stanley Wright Museum - America at
war 1939-1945, the home front.
- Edgewood Heritage Park and Historical
Village - authentic town and furnished structures representing rural life circa 1900.
- Edsel and Eleanor Ford House - the historic home
of Edsel Ford and his family.
- Eklutna Village Historical Park - learn
about the history, culture, and customs of the Dena'ina Athabascan Indians. When traveling
in Alaska, be sure to stop by.
- Estes Park Area Historical Museum -
collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits local history for visitors and residents.
- Flowerdew Hundred - online museum and
information on Flowerdew Hundred, a Virginia Historic Landmark on the James River.
- Fort At No. 4 - living
history museum: interprets 1740's - 1760's life in fortified village of No. 4 on the
- Fort King George - living history and
educational programs, devoted to preserving this fort's contribution to the development of
- Fort Morgan Museum
- Fort Snelling - restored stone
fortress of an 1820s military oupost.
- Fort Tumbleweed Old West Town
- historic old west town, online catalog of fossils, minerals, and Indian Crafts; lease
the site for special events or bus tours.
- Fredericksburg Area Museum & Cultural Center -
the museum hosts a varied display of local historical items and works of art.
- French Legation Museum - relic of
the days when Texas was a Republic.
- Frying Pan Park -
working farm that recreates rural America in the years from 1920 to 1940.
- Furnace Town - 19th-ccentury
historical iron manufacturing town near Assateague and Snow Hill, Maryland.
- Gatekeeper's Cabin Museum
- features the history of Lake Tahoe. Exhibits include Native American artifacts, natural
history displays, and photographic library.
- George Ranch Historical Park - living history
park features Texas ranching and cowboys from 1830 to 1930 with costumed re-enactors,
cattle, and horses.
- Gibbs Farm Museum - presenting pioneer and
city history from 1833-1998.
- Golden Pioneer Museum
- Gonzalez-Alvarez House - The Oldest House
- one of the most-studied historical homes in America. It reflects the lifestyle of the 14
families that inhabited the house.
- Grace Cultural Center - houses an art
museum, a historical museum and a children's museum in Abilene, TX.
- Hadley Farm Museum
- Hagley Museum and Library - dedicated to the
preservation and understanding of America's economic and technological heritage.
- Hancock Shaker Village - HSV is an
original Shaker site with 20 restored historic buildings, working farm, special events
- Harrison Memorial Library - the public library and
local history museum for the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.
- Henry Hudson and the Half
Moon - schedule and location on the full scale replica of Hudson's ship.
- Henry Morrison Flagler Museum - includes period
rooms from the Gilded Age and special costume and memorabilia collections.
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
- has research collections containing papers of Herbert Hoover and other 20th century
- Heritage Farmstead - turn-of-the-century
farming on the Blackland Prairies.
- Historic Carnton Plantation - museum
and former plantation built in 1826 and used as a field hospital following the Battle of
- Historic Cold Spring Village - a living history
museum portraying the lifestyles, trades, crafts and architecture of an 1800's rural New
Jersey community. Located near Wildwood, NJ.
- Historic Deerfield - a museum of New
England history and art within the carefully preserved 329 year old western Massachusetts
village of Deerfield.
- Historic Latta Plantation - Carolina
backcountry living history site, ca. 1800-1840.
- Historic New Orleans Collection - promoting the study
of Louisiana history through the Williams Research Center, museum exhibitions,
publications and house museum; located in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans.
- Historic Rancho Dominguez Adobe
- Historic Speedwell - where Alfred Vail and
Samuel Morse invented the electro-magnetic telegraph. Exhibits also feature the famous
Speedwell Iron Works.
- Historical Museum at Fort Missoula
- Historical Society of Frederick County -
features a museum and library for researching the history of Frederick County Maryland.
- History Museum of Springfield-Greene County
- regional exhibits, artifacts, and archives depict the heritage of the Ozarks.
- History Museums of San Jose
- Homestead City - annual living history
event that represents everyday life in a front-range late 19th Century prairie community.
- Houghton Country
- Howell Living History Farm - A real
working farm circa 1905. All tillage is done with horses or by hand. Visiting provides
entertainment and education for the whole family.
- Huron Lightship Museum -
this former Coast Guard lightship (floating lighthouse) is now a floating museum.
- Ironworld Discovery Center - located on northern
Minnesota's famous Iron Range.
- J.M.Davis Arms & Historical
Museum - over 20,000 guns & firearms related items, statuary, steins, civil war
memoribilia, westen & Indian artifacts.
- Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory
Center - through exhibits and outdoor living history you'll discover the adventure of
America's first permanent English settlement and the drama of the American Revolution.
- Kansas City Museum - adventures in science and
- Kellogg, Iowa Historical Museum
- six museums in one.
- Kern County Museum
- Korean War Veterans National Museum and
Library - information about the development program and museum activities.
- Lincoln Museum, The - preserving
the history and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through research, preservation, exhibitry, and
- Louisiana State Museum
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum - the first
museum in the US to preserve a tenement and have it designated as a National Historic
- Lynden Pioneer Museum
- Macculloh Hall - educational museum featuring the
history of the Macculloch and Miller families, the artist Thomas Nast.
- Madam C.J. Walker Designer
Showhouse - first American millionairess: her story, and her home.
- Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation
Inc. - wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States.
- Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
- Martin's Gen'L Store Museum -
local and regional history in a 1920's general store theme. Site includes historical
archives and old photos.
- Mauch Chunk Museum
- McFaddin-Ward House - virtual tour as well
as historical information about this landmark home.
- Medal of Honor Museum - recipients
from the Civil War through the Persian Gulf War.
- Micanopy Historical Society Museum
- Michigan Historical Center
- Preserves and interprets Michigan's past and helps people discover, enjoy and find
inspiration in their heritage.
- Mission Mill Museum - grounds include a woolen
mill museum, historical buildings from 1841, shops, a restaurant, a millstream, and picnic
- Molly Brown House Museum - Molly Brown survived
the Titanic disaster with style, then selflessly assisted with rescue and relief efforts.
- Montpelier - home of James and Dolley Madison.
A National Trust Historic site now operating as a museum.
Rushmore National Memorial
- Museum of American Financial History -
offers online exhibits celebrating entrepreneurship, investment banking, and the capital
- Museum of American Presidents -
life and times of United States Presidents with a collection of artifacts dating back to
of Art and History
- Museum of Chinese American History - information,
pictures, newsletter and more.
- Museum of History and Industry - Seattle
- Museum of the Big Bend - holds a
collection of regional artifacts from the region that represent Native American, Spanish,
Mexican and Anglo-American cultures.
- Museum of the City of San Francisco - preserving
the history of the City; on-line exhibits include the 1906 earthquake and a 1965-69
chronology of local rock and roll.
- Naper Settlement - 19th century museum
- National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame -
honors women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of
the American West.
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- National Museum of Antiquities - unlocking treasures
from the past for a better understanding of the future.
- National World War II Memorial - when
completed, it will be the first national memorial dedicated to all who served during World
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- Newell Museum, The - Native
American and local geological artifacts and an extensive doll collection.
- North House Museum, The
- Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum -
historic plantation of Martha Berry, founder of Berry College.
- Old Fort Western - 1754 fort located on the
Jefferson Town - collection of historic structures and artifacts from Jefferson
County, Kansas area.
- Old Sturbridge Village - large historic museum
recreating the daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th-century
town via living history fashion.
- Old Town Hall Museum -
Andrews, SC - served as rail connection for Georgetown seaport.
- On the Chisholm Trail Statue & Museum
- with animatonic Jessie Chisholm.
- Orchard House - site where Louisa May
Alcott wrote Little Women.
- Paul Bunyan Logging Camps Museum - explores
the history of the logging industry in the Chippewa Valley.
- Peekskill Museum, The - located in the
historic Herrick House.
- Petaluma Historical Museum/Library
- dedicated to the history of Petaluma and its environs.
- Piqua Historical
Museum - Piqua, OH - home of Piqua's past, with picture and artifacts of all kinds.
- Plimoth Plantation - living history museum of
seventeenth century Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts.
- Portuguese Historical Museum - preserves the
culture and heritage of Portuguese immigrants to the US from the time of the discoveries
to the present day.
- President Benjamin Harrison Home -
offical page for the museum, with information on hours, admission fees, exhibits, school
programs, and the Harrison family.
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- Quincy Homestead - historic homestead whose
members have included: Dorothy Quincy, wife of John Hancock; and Col. John Quincy,
namesake of President John Quincy Adams.
- Rachel Carson Homestead - includes
information about the birthplace and childhood home of the author of Silent Spring. Also
provides access to electronic information about her life and work.
- Red River Valley Museum - virtual
galleries, wild animals, and local history.
- River Road African American Museum -
offering historical exhibits and artwork celebrating the African American heritage of
- S. S. Canadiana Restoration -
effort to resail a 214', three decked, passenger steamboat.
- Sacramento Museum Guide - listings and links to
all of the museums in downtown Sacramento.
- Salem Museum
- Salem Witch Museum - dedicated to the
Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
- San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park -
celebrating the maritime history of the US Pacific Coast. Historic fleet, museum, maritime
library, sea music, boatbuilding classes, and many educational and fun public programs.
- San Jacinto Museum of History
- Scenic Historic Sites -
Civil War, Revolutionary War, and other historical sites in South Carolina, Georgia, and
- Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History
Center - museum and research facility devoted to preserving and presenting the
sweeping history and heritage of the Western Pennsylvania region.
- Shaker Museum at South Union, KY - site
of the western-most Shaker community.
- Sharlot Hall Museum - museum dedicated
to human and natural history of Central Arizona.
- Sharpsteen Museum - dioramas and
displays about Calistoga and northern Napa County.
- Sherwood Forest - located between
Williamsburg and Richmond, Sherwood Forest Plantation was home to the 10th U.S. President,
- Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
- Shirley Plantation - along the banks of
the James River. Open to the public daily.
- Somerville Manor -
medieval living history farm, exploring what life was like 700 years ago in Europe.
- South Florida Veterans and
Military Museum - proposed project to honor veterans and the military history of the
- St. Lucie County Historical Museum
- collections preserve the historical and material heritage of St. Lucie County.
- St. Petersburg Museum of History - promotes St.
Petersburg history through dynamic exhibits, programs, and a large permanent collection.
- Steamer Columbia - dedicated to the
restortion and return to service of the historic former Bob-Lo steamer Columbia.
- Strong Museum - a hands-on history center for
children and families. Learn about the museum and try some activities from our
- Surratt House Museum -
country home of Mary Surratt, first woman to be executed by the United States government
after being found guilty of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham
- Terrebonne Museum and Southdown Plantation House
- Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum
- Thomas Massey House - one of the
oldest English Quaker homes in Pennsylvania.
- Townsend Society of America - dedicated
to the preservation and research of American history, particularly as it pertains to
- Vacaville Muesum - center for Solano
County history. Features hours, exhibit info, guild and membership information.
- Venango Museum of Art, Science, and Industry
- variety of ongoing Western-Pennsylvania related exhibits. Join us for our annual river
expedition aboard a replica 19th-century packet boat.
- Vilas County Historical Museum
- War Eagles Air Museum - dedicated to
collecting, restoring and displaying historic aircraft of the World War II and the Korean
- Waterloo Village - 18th & 19th century
living history canal settlement.
- Westchester Township Historical Museum -
featuring Native American, pioneer, Victorian, and 20th c. artifacts and photographs.
- Western Reserve Historical Society - privately
supported regional historical society founded to preserve and present the history of all
of the people of northeast Ohio.
- Wethersfield Historical Society - home of the
- Wheeler Plantation - home of the
Confederate General and Spanish-American War U.S. General, Joseph Wheeler.
- Whitehead Memorial Museum - consists of a
restored frontier village, and collections preserving the local heritage of the Val Verde
County community. Home of the Judge Roy Bean Society.
- Will Rogers Memorial and Birthplace
- Woodrow Wilson Birthplace - offering an
authentic picture of family life in the pre-Civil War Shenandoah Valley.
- World Museum Of Mining - national historical
site, dedicated to preserving the mining, ethnic, and social history of Butte, Montana.
- Wyandotte Museum - restored 1896
Victorian home in Michigan.
- Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum
- excursion trains are offered seasonally and for certain holidays.
- Yellowstone Western Heritage Center - a regional
museum interpreting and reflecting life in the Yellowstone River Valley past and present.
- Youngstown Historical Center of
Industry & Labor - features information about the permanent exhibit By the Sweat
of Their Brow: Forging the Steel Valley, which examines the impact of the iron and steel
industry on Youngstown and other Mahoning Valley communities.