A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit missionary, established Michigan's earliest European settlements at Sault Ste. Marie and St. Ignace. Father Marquette helped Louis Jolliet map the Mississippi River.
26 Wall Street was the site of New York City's City Hall. The First Congress met in the Federal Hall, and wrote the Bill of Rights, and George Washington was inaugurated here as President on April 30, 1789.
Pristine ocean shores, an ancient maritime forest, legacies of lighthouse keepers, and the historic estate of William Floyd are just a few of the recreational, natural, and cultural resources of Fire Island National Seashore.
The Florissant Fossil Beds hold remnants of the earth's prehistoric life. Huge petrified redwoods and incredibly detailed fossils of ancient insects and plants reveal a very different Colorado of long ago.
Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed, just five days after General Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. A well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth stepped into the president's box. Booth's decision to pull the trigger altered the nation's power to reconst
Fort Bowie commemorates in its 1000 acres, the story of the bitter conflict between the Chiricahua Apaches and the United States military. Apache resistance was finally crushed at Fort Bowie, and the result was the end of the Indian wars in the United Sta
Fort Caroline National Memorial was created to memorialize the Sixteenth Century French effort to establish a permanent colony in Florida. Nothing remains of the original Fort de la Caroline; a near full-scale rendering of the fort, together with exhibit
Fort Davis is one of America's best surviving examples of an Indian Wars' frontier military post in the Southwest.
Unconditional Surrender of Fort Donelson created jubilation throughout the North and silence in Dixie. It was the Norths first major victory of the Civil War, opening the way into the very heart of the Confederacy.
In 1867, Fort Donelson Cemetery was established as the final resting for Union soldiers and sailors initially buried in the Fort Donelson area.
Fort Dupont Park is named for the Civil War earthwork fort located within the park. It is one of the forts that are collectively known as the "Fort Circle Parks", or the Civil War Defenses of Washington.
Fort Foote was designed to protect the river entrance to the ports of Alexandria, Georgetown, and Washington and replace the aging Fort Washington as the primary river defense. The fort was named for Rear Adm. Andrew H. Foote who died in 1863 from wounds
Fort Frederica was established to protect the southern boundary of his new colony of Georgia.
Fort Larned was established in 1859 as a base of military operations against hostile Indians of the Central Plains, to protect traffic along the Santa Fe Trail and as an agency for the administration of the Central Plains Indians. With nine restored build
This Spanish outpost fort was built in 1740-1742 to guard the Matanzas Inlet and to warn St. Augustine of British or other enemies approaching from the south. In addition, the park, provides a natural habitat rich in wildlife with the salt marsh, scrub, a
The valiant defense of the fort by 1,000 dedicated Americans inspired Francis Scott Key to write The Star-Spangled Banner. The defenders of Fort McHenry stopped the British advance on Baltimore and helped to preserve the United States of America. Followin
Fort Moultrie's history covers 171 years of seacoast defense, including the first decisive victory in the American Revolution and the firing onto Fort Sumter during the first battle of the Civil War. The third Fort Moultrie, built in 1809, stands today.
Colonial troops commanded by 22 year old Colonel George Washington were defeated in this small stockade at the "Great Meadow". This opening battle of the French and Indian War began a seven year struggle between Great Britain and France for control of Nor
Fort Point was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1853 and 1861 to prevent entrance of a hostile fleet into San Francisco Bay. The fort was occupied throughout the Civil War, but the advent of faster, more powerful rifled cannon made
The first English attempts at colonization in the New World (1585-1587) are commemorated here. These efforts, sponsored by Sir Walter Raleigh, ended with the disappearance of 116 men, women and children (including two that were born in the New World). The
All of the sites 20 historic structures, its parade ground, and its five acres of restored tallgrass prairie bear witness to the era when the United States was forged from a young divided republic into a united and powerful transcontinental nation.
Fort Smith National Historic Site embraces the remains of two frontier forts and the Federal Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Commemorating a significant phase of America's westward expansion, it stands today as a reminder of 80 turbulent years
Fort Stanwix is where our shared heritage comes alive everyday, and explore the sights, sounds, smells and feel of the 18th century. Discover how people endured harsh lives along the Oneida Carrying Place, the superhighway of the 18th century, and directl
America's most tragic conflict ignited at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when a chain reaction of social, economic and political events exploded into civil war. At the heart of these events was the issue of states rights versus federal authority flowing o
Fort Union was established in 1851 by Lieutenant Colonel Edwin V. Sumner as a guardian and protector of the Santa Fe Trail. During it's forty-year history, three different forts were constructed close together. The third and final Fort Union was the large
John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company built Fort Union Trading Post in 1828 in what is now North Dakota. In it's heyday, the post was a busy place and employed up to 100 people. It became the headquarters for trading buffalo hides and other furs with th
The fort became the center of political, cultural, and commercial activities in the Pacific Northwest. When American immigrants arrived in the Oregon Country during the 1830s and 1840s, Fort Vancouver provided them with essential supplies to begin their n
This 50-million year old lake bed is one of the richest fossil localities in the world. Recorded in limestone are dynamic and complete paleoecosystems that spanned two million years. Preservation is so complete that it allows for detailed study of climate
From 1877 to 1895, this was the home of Frederick Douglass, the Nation's leading 19th-century African American spokesman. Among his many achievements were efforts to abolish slavery and his struggle for Human Rights, Equal Rights and Civil Rights for all
In July 1865, Congress authorized the establishment of a National Cemetery in Fredericksburg to honor the Federal soldiers who died on the battlefields or from disease in camp.
Friendship Hill National Historic Site preserves the country estate of Albert Gallatin, a Swiss emigrant who served his adopted nation during the early years of the republic. Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Tre