National Historic Sites

There are 90 National Historic Sites in the United States. Unlike a historical park, they tend to only preserve one historically significant building or area. Places that are national historic sites include Ford's Theatre, where Lincoln was shot, the birthplaces/homes of many presidents, Japanese internment camps, and Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.

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Allegheny Portage Railroad
Pennsylvania
Established 1962
1,296 acres
Visitation (2009)- 118,931

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Andersonville
Georgia
Established 1970
514 acres
Visitation (2011)- 1,436,759

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Andrew Johnson
Tennessee
Established 1963
Visitation (2009)- 63,296

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Bent's Old Fort
Colorado
Established 1960
799 acres
Visitation (2009)- 28,131

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Boston African American
Massachusetts
Established 1980
0.18 acres
Visitation (2011)- 327,921

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Brown v. Board of Education
Kansas
Established 1992
1.85 acres
Visitation (2011)- 16,886

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Carl Sandburg Home
North Carolina
Established 1968
246 acres
Visitation (2006)- 28,799

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Carter G. Woodson Home
Washington, D.C.
Established 2006

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Charles Pinckney 
South Carolina
Established 1988
28.45 acres
Visitation (2011)- 45,254

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Christianstead
Virgin Islands
Established 1952
27.15 acres
Visitation (2005)- 106,015

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Clara Barton
Virginia
Established in 1966
9 acres

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Edgar Allan Poe
Pennsylvania
Established 1966

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Eisenhower
Pennsylvania
Established 1967
690.5 acres
Visitors (2010)- 61,210

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Eleanor Roosevelt
New York
Established 1977
181 acres
Visitation (2005)- 52,690

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Eugene O'Neill
California
Established 1976
158.5 acres
Visitation (2005)- 3,652

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First Ladies
Ohio
Established 2000

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Ford's Theatre
Washington, D.C.
Established 1932
0.29 acres
Visitation (2005)- 856,079

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Fort Bowie
Arizona
Established 1972
999.45 acres
Visitation (2005)- 9,656

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Fort Davis
Texas
Established 1961
474 acres
Visitation (2012)- 38,136

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Fort Laramie
Wyoming
Established 1931
833 acres
Visitation (2005)- 46,455

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Fort Larned
Kansas
Established 1964
718 acres
Visitation (2005)- 31,551 

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Fort Point
California
Established 1970
29 acres
Visitation (2005)- 1,682,041 

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Fort Raleigh
North Carolina
Established 1941
14 acres
Visitation (2005)- 276,071 acres

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Fort Scott
Kansas
Established 1978
17 acres
Visitation (2007)- 20,314

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Fort Smith
Arkansas
Established 1961
75 acres
Visitation (2011)- 86,122

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Fort Union Trading Post
North Dakota/Montana
Established 1966
444 acres
Visitation (2005)- 16,940

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Fort Vancouver
Washington
Established 1966

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Frederick Douglass
Washington, D.C.
Established 1988
9 acres
Visitation (2005)- 23,226

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Frederick Law Olmstead
Massachusetts
Established 1979
7 acres
Visitation (2005)- 2,775

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Friendship Hill
Pennsylvania
Established 1978
675 acres
Visitation (2006)- 25,636

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Golden Spike
Utah
Established 1957
2,735 acres
Visitation (2005)- 40,156

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Grant-Kohrs Ranch
Montana
Established 1972
1,618 acres
Visitation (2012)- 17,095

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Hampton
Maryland
Established 1948
62.04 acres
Visitation (2008)- 35,000

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Harry S. Truman
Missouri
Established 1983
10.5 acres
Visitation (2012)- 31,316

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Herbert Hoover
Iowa
Established 1965
186.8 acres
Visitation (2005)- 152,214

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Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt
New York
Established 1944
800 acres
Visitation (2005)- 108,611

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Hopewell Furnace
Pennsylvania
Established 1938
848 acres
Visitation (2005)- 49,980

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Hubbell Trading Post
Arizona
Established 1965
160 acres
Visitation (2005)- 95,676

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James A. Garfield
Ohio
Established 1980
4.9 acres
Visitation (2005)- 15,334

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Jimmy Carter
Georgia
Established 1987
71 acres
Visitation (2005)- 94,945

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Massachusetts
Established 1967
0.09 acres
Visitation (2005)- 7,616

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John Muir
California
Established 1964
345 acres
Visitation (2005)- 28,166

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Knife River Indian Villages
North Dakota
Established 1974
1,758 acres
Visitation (2005)- 31,079

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Lincoln Home
Illinois
Established 1971
12.24 acres
Visitation (2005)- 419,552

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Little Rock Central High School
Arkansas
Established 1998
18 acres
Visitation (2005)- 44,293

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Longfellow House- Washington's Headquarters
Massachusetts
Established 1972
2 acres
Visitation (2005)- 36,660

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Maggie L. Walker
Virginia
Established 1978

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Manzanar
California
Established 1992
814 acres
Visitation (2013)- 77,515

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Martin Luther King Jr.
Georgia
Established 1980
34.5 acres
Visitation (2005)- 642,848

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Martin Van Buren
New York
Established 1974
125 acres
Visitation (2004)- 13,617

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Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
Washington, D.C.
Established 1982
0.07 acres
Visitation (2005)- 8,570

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Minidoka
Idaho
Established 2001
210 acres

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Minuteman Missile
South Dakota
Established 1999
15 acres
Visitation (2011)- 59,389 
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