Ocmulgee National Monument in central Georgia was established in 1936 to protect the site of several large mounds built by the Mississippian people around 1000 years ago. The site is home to eight mounds of various shapes and sizes as well as a Civil War Battlefield, the battle of Dunlap Farm. Visitor Rating (write your […]
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Tonto National Monument, in the Superstition Mountains of central Arizona, protects a series of ancient ruins of cliff-dwelling natives known as the Salado culture. Set in the northeast corner of the Sonoran desert, the monument is not only home to well-preserved ruins, but beautiful red cliffs and Saguaro cactus as well. Visitor Rating (write your […]
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Arizona, protects a large ancient ruin (the so-called “big house”) of the native Hohokam people in southern Arizona. It was declared a National Monument in 1918, but its federal protection had been underway since 1892 making it the first reserve for a prehistoric cultural site in the U.S. Visitor Rating […]
The Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail runs through southern Arizona and up the California coast to commemorate the historic route taken in 1774 by de Anza and a small party and in in 1775-1776 with around 240 Spanish colonists to establish the first non-native settlement in the San Francisco area. Visitor Rating (write […]
Tumacácori National Historical Park in southern Arizona preserves the sites of a handful of Spanish missions and settlements that were part of Spain’s advance into what is now the southwest United States. Named for the O’odham village it was built near, the main site at Tumacácori was preserved as a National Monument by Theodore Roosevelt […]
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail commemorates the route taken by the famous American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their search through the northern plains and mountains for a route to the Pacific Ocean. The park was listed as one of the original “National Historic Trails” when this category was added into […]
Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Airfield, Alabama, was placed on the Register of Historic Landmarks in 1998 to preserve the site where the first African American pilots and maintainers of the US Armed Forces were trained during WWII. These men persevered against doubt and racism at every level to become one of the most […]
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, Alabama recognizes the national importance of the Tuskegee Institute, founded in 1881 primarily to train black teachers who would raise the standard of living for southern African Americans through education and innovation. Tuskegee was quickly built from a classroom in a borrowed church into a first-rate university and center of invention by […]
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, established in 2004, is an historic route through a collection of sites in Texas and Louisiana that preserves the history of the Spanish colonial experience in this area. Extending along 2,500 miles of roads and trails from Mexico to Natchitoches, Louisiana, the El Camino Real de los […]
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was established in 1978 to protect four remaining Spanish missions in the San Antonio area. Along with the most famous mission, the Alamo, these sites preserve some of the earliest architecture in this area and the efforts of Spain and the Catholic Church to colonize the Native Americans in […]