This is the site where Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulyssses Grant which signaled the end of the Southern States' attempt to create a separate nation. The site includes the McLean home (surrender site) and the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, th
The Arlington House where Robert E. Lee called home for 30 years has been memorialized. General Lee gained the repect of the people of both the North and South.
Booker T. Washington, born a slave, founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, and later became an important and controversial leader of his race.
This is the first landing site of 144 Englishmen who established the first permanent English Colony in North America at Jamestown. From this same site some 174 years later, citizens of a soon to be free and independant United States of America watched as
The park encompasses approximately 3,500 acres across 3 counties and includes the key partner sites of Belle Grove Plantation, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation lands and Visitor Center, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation lands, and a developing Sh
Claude Moore Colonial Farm is a living history site that demonstrates the life of a poor farm family living on a small farm in northern Virginia just prior to the American Revolutionary War.
Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607, is administered jointly with the Yorktown Battlefield, the final major battle of the American Revolutionary War in 1781. These two sites represent the beginning and end of English
Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvaniathis is the bloodiest landscape in North America. No place more vividly reflects the Civil Wars tragic cost, in all its forms. More than 85,000 men wounded; 15,000 killedmost now in graves unkn
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.
Today this 550-acre park memorializes George Washington and the place of his birth. The park includes: the brick foundation of the house where he was born; the Washington family cemetery where Georges father, grandfather, and great-grandfather are buried;
George Washington Memorial Parkway connects the historic sites from Mount Vernon, where Washington lived, past the nation's capital, to the Great Falls of the Potomac where the President demonstrated his skill as an engineer.
Great Falls Park, a site that is part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, is an 800 acre park located along the Potomac River 14 miles upriver from Washington D.C.
The Memorial is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park, a Potomac River island in Washington, D.C. The first area, is a granite monolith surrounded by a serpentine pattern of walks and trails. The second area is a grass meadow .
The Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site commemorates the life of a progressive and talented African American woman. She achieved success in the world of business and finance as the first woman in the United States to found and serve as president of a
Manassas National Battlefield Park was established in 1940 to preserve the scene of two major Civil War battles.
Petersburg, Virginia, became the setting for the longest siege in American history when General Ulysses S. Grant failed to capture Richmond. Grant settled in to subdue the Confederacy by surrounding Petersburg and cutting off General Robert E. Lee's suppl
With more than 6,000 graves, Poplar Grove National Cemetery reflects the tragedy that befell the United States during the Civil War.
Prince William Forest Park is the largest natural area in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region at over 15,000 acres.
Between 1861 and 1865, Union armies repeatedly set out to capture Richmond, capital of the Confederacy, and end the Civil War. Three of those campaigns came within a few miles of the city.
Shenandoah National Park lies astride a beautiful section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, which form the eastern rampart of the Appalachian Mountains between Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts began as a gift to the American people from Catherine Filene Shouse. Congress accepted Mrs. Shouse's gift and authorized Wolf Trap Farm Park as the first national park for the performing arts.
Yorktown Battlefield is the site of the final, major battle of the American Revolutionary War and symbolic end of Colonial English America.
Today, the Yorktown National Cemetery, contains the remains of 2,183 soldiers, ten of which are Confederate. Only 747 of the dead are identified.