Explore Go Lists

Scout Out Civil War Places and Events that Shaped Our Nation 150 Years Ago

Antietam National Battlefield, NPS photo

Discover, discuss and commemorate the events of 1861-1865 during the 150th Anniversary of America’s Civil War. Continuing through 2015 and beyond, dozens of parks and other sites across the U.S. will pay tribute to the events surrounding this epic struggle.

Peer into the past at the events that were part of America's greatest national crisis and find relevance to your world today. Can you trace the threads of current-day events, achievements and struggles back to those of 150 years ago? Was one of your ancestors involved, a nurse, a farmer, a soldier, a drummer?

Use our list to plan your trip to one of these historic locations during the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War or any time!

Search by state: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California , Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and More Websites.

Alabama

Name Agency Location
Natchez Trace Parkway National Park Service AL, MS, TN
Suata Cave National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Decatur, AL
Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site National Park Service Tuskegee, AL

Arizona

Name Agency Location
Fort Bowie National Historic Site National Park Service Bowie, AZ

Arkansas

Name Agency Location
Arkansas Post National Memorial National Park Service Tichnor, AR
Buffalo National River National Park Service Calf Creek, AR
Fort Smith National Historic Site National Park Service AR, OK
Hot Springs National Park National Park Service Hot Springs, AR
Pea Ridge National Military Park National Park Service Garfield, AR

California

Name Agency Location
Alcatraz Island National Park Service San Francisco, CA
Fort Point National Historic Site National Park Service San Francisco, CA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area National Park Service San Francisco, CA
Presidio of San Francisco National Park Service San Francisco, CA

Colorado

Name Agency Location
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site National Park Service Eads, CO
Santa Fe National Historic Trail National Park Service CO, KS, MO, NM, OK

District of Columbia

Name Agency Location
American Red Cross Headquarters Building American Red Cross Washington, DC
African American Civil War Memorial National Park Service Washington, DC
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park National Park Service DC, MD, WV
Civil War Defenses of Washington National Park Service Washington, DC
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site National Park Service Washington, DC
Fort Dupont Park National Park Service Washington, DC
Frederick Douglass National Historic Site National Park Service Washington, DC
Lincoln Memorial National Park Service Washington, DC
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site National Park Service Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site National Park Service Washington, DC
President's Park (White House) National Park Service Washington, DC

Florida

Name Agency Location
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument National Park Service St Augustine, FL
Dry Tortugas National Park National Park Service Monroe, FL
Egmont National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Egmont, FL
Fort Caroline National Memorial National Park Service Jacksonville, FL
Gulf Islands National Seashore National Park Service FL, MS
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Park Service FL, GA, NC, SC
St Marks Lighthouse U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service St Marks, FL
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve and Fort Caroline National Memorial
National Park Service Jacksonville, FL

Georgia

Name Agency Location
Andersonville National Historic Site National Park Service Andersonville, GA
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area National Park Service Lithonia, GA
Augusta Canal National Heritage Area National Park Service Augusta, GA
Bo Ginn National Fish Hatchery U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Millen, GA
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area National Park Service Sandy Springs, GA
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park National Park Service GA, TN
Cumberland Island National Seashore National Park Service St Mary's, GA
Fort Pulaski National Monument National Park Service Tybee Island, GA
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Park Service GA, FL, NC, SC
Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service McIntosh County, GA
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park National Park Service Kennesaw, GA
Martin Luther King, Jr National Historic Site National Park Service Atlanta, GA
Ocmulgee National Monument National Park Service Macon, GA
Wassaw Island National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Savannah, GA

Illinois

Name Agency Location
Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area National Park Service Springfield, IL
Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor National Park Service La Salle, IL
Lincoln Home National Historic Site National Park Service Springfield, IL
Shawnee National Forest U.S. Forest Service Harrisburg, IL

Indiana

Name Agency Location
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial National Park Service Lincoln City, IN

Iowa

Name Agency Location
DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Missouri Valley, IA
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site National Park Service West Branch, IA

Kansas

Name Agency Location
Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site National Park Service Topeka, KS
Fort Larned National Historic Site National Park Service Larned, KS
Fort Scott National Historic Site National Park Service Ft Scott, KS
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area National Park Service Lawrence, KS
Nicodemus National Historic Site National Park Service Bogue, KS
Santa Fe National Historic Trail National Park Service KS, CO, MO, NM, OK

Kentucky

Name Agency Location
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park National Park Service Hodgenville, KY
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area National Park Service KY, TN
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park National Park Service Ewing, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park National Park Service Cave City, KY

Louisiana

Name Agency Location
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area National Park Service Baton Rouge, LA
Cane River Creole National Historical Park National Park Service Natchitoches, LA
Cane River National Heritage Area National Park Service Natchitoches, LA
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve National Park Service Marreno, LA

Maryland

Name Agency Location
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument National Park Service Cambridge, MD
Antietam National Battlefield National Park Service Sharpsburg, MD
Baltimore National Heritage Area National Park Service Baltimore, MD
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park National Park Service MD, DC, WV
Clara Barton National Historic Site National Park Service Glen Echo, MD
Fort Foote Park
National Park Service Fort Washington, MD
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine National Park Service Baltimore, MD
Fort Washington Park National Park Service Fort Washington, MD
Hampton National Historic Site National Park Service Townson, MD
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park National Park Service MD, VA, WV
Monocacy National Battlefield National Park Service Frederick, MD

Massachusetts

Name Agency Location
Adams National Historical Park National Park Service Quincy, MA
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor National Park Service MA, RI
Boston African American National Historic Site National Park Service Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area National Park Service Boston, MA
Boston National Historical Park National Park Service Boston, MA
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site National Park Service Brookline, MA
Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site National Park Service Cambridge, MA
Lowell National Historical Park National Park Service Lowell, MA
New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park National Park Service New Bedford, MA
Springfield Armory National Historic Site National Park Service Springfield, MA

Missouri

Name Agency Location
George Washington Carver National Monument National Park Service Marion, MO
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial National Park Service St Louis, MO
Santa Fe National Historic Trail National Park Service MO, CO, KS, NM, OK
Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site National Park Service St Louis, MO
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield National Park Service Brookline, MO

Mississippi

Name Agency Location
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site National Park Service Guntown, MS
Gulf Islands National Seashore National Park Service MS, FL
Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area National Park Service MS
Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area National Park Service Tupelo, MS
Natchez National Historical Park National Park Service MS, AL, TN
Natchez Trace Parkway National Park Service MS, AL, TN
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail National Park Service MS, TN
Shiloh National Military Park National Park Service MS, TN
Tupelo National Battlefield National Park Service Tupelo, MS
Vicksburg National Military Park National Park Service Vicksburg, MS

Nebraska

Name Agency Location
Homestead National Monument of America National Park Service Beatrice, NE
Scotts Bluff National Monument National Park Service Gering, NE

New Hampshire

Name Agency Location
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site National Park Service Cornish, NH

New Mexico

Name Agency Location
Fort Union National Monument National Park Service Watrous, NM
Pecos National Historical Park National Park Service Santa Fe, NM
Santa Fe National Historic Trail National Park Service NM, CO, KS, MO, OK

New York

Name Agency Location
Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership National Park Service NY, VT, Quebec, Canada
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor National Park Service Syracuse, NY
General Grant National Memorial National Park Service New York, NY
Governors Island National Monument National Park Service New York, NY
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site National Park Service Kinderhook, NY
Women's Rights National Historical Park National Park Service Seneca Falls, NY

North Carolina

Name Agency Location
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cape Hatteras, NC
Blue Ridge National Heritage Area National Park Service Asheville, NC
Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Service NC, VA
Cape Hatteras National Seashore National Park Service Avon, NC
Cape Lookout National Seashore National Park Service Harkers Island, NC
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site National Park Service Manteo, NC
Great Dismal Swamp U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service NC, VA
Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Park Service NC, TN
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Park Service NC, SC, FL, GA
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Park Service NC, SC, TN, VA

Ohio

Name Agency Location
James A. Garfield National Historic Site National Park Service Mentor, OH

Oklahoma

Name Agency Location
Fort Smith National Historic Site National Park Service OK, AR
Santa Fe National Historic Trail National Park Service OK, CO, KS, MO, NM

Pennsylvania

Name Agency Location
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site National Park Service Lily, PA
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor National Park Service Easton, PA
Eisenhower National Historic Site National Park Service Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg National Military Park National Park Service Gettysburg, PA
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site National Park Service Elverson, PA
Independence National Historical Park National Park Service Philadelphia, PA

Rhode Island

Name Agency Location
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor National Park Service RI, MA

South Carolina

Name Agency Location
Charles Pinckney National Historic Site National Park Service Mt Pleasant, SC
Ernest F Hollings Ace Basin National Wildlife Refuge U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Edisto Beach, SC
Fort Sumter National Monument National Park Service Sullivan's Island, SC
Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Park Service SC, FL, GA, NC
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Park Service SC, VA, TN, NC
South Carolina National Heritage Corridor National Park Service Edgefield, SC

Tennessee

Name Agency Location
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site National Park Service Greeneville, TN
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area National Park Service TN, KY
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park National Park Service TN, GA
Fort Donelson National Battlefield National Park Service Dover, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park National Park Service TN, NC
Natchez Trace Parkway National Park Service TN, AL, MS
Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail National Park Service TN, MS
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Park Service TN, NC, SC, VA
Shiloh National Military Park National Park Service TN, MS
Stones River National Battlefield National Park Service Murfreesboro, TN
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area National Park Service Murfreesboro, TN

Texas

Name Agency Location
Fort Davis National Historic Site National Park Service Ft Davis, TX
Lower Rio Grande National Wildlife Refuge Palmito Ranch Battlefield U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Ratamosa, TX
Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park National Park Service Johnson City, TX
Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site National Park Service Brownsville, TX
USS Hatteras Archeological Study NOAA Galveston, TX

Utah

Name Agency Location
Golden Spike National Historic Site National Park Service Corinne, UT

Virginia

Name Agency Location
Confederate Breastworks Interpretive Trail U.S. Forest Service West Augusta, VA
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park National Park Service Appomattox, VA
Arlington House, The Robert E Lee Memorial National Park Service VA
Blue Ridge Parkway National Park Service VA, NC
Booker T Washington National Monument National Park Service Moneta, VA
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park National Park Service VA, DC, MD
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park National Park Service Middletown, VA
Colonial National Historical Park National Park Service Jamestown and Yorktown, VA
Fort Monroe National Monument National Park Service Fort Monroe, VA
Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park National Park Service Fredricksburg, VA
Great Dismal Swamp U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service VA, NC
Great Falls Park National Park Service VA, MD
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park National Park Service VA, WV, MD
Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area National Park Service Waterford, VA
Maggie L Walker National Historic Site National Park Service Richmond, VA
Manassas National Battlefield Park National Park Service Manassas, VA
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and USS Monitor Center at the Mariners’ Museum NOAA Newport News, VA
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail National Park Service VA, TN, NC, SC
Petersburg National Battlefield National Park Service Petersburg, VA
Richmond National Battlefield Park National Park Service Richmond, VA
Shenandoah National Park National Park Service Luray, VA
Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District National Park Service New Market, VA

Vermont

Name Agency Location
Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership National Park Service VT, NY, Quebec, Canada
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park National Park Service Woodstock, VT

Washington

Name Agency Location
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site National Park Service Vancouver, WA
San Juan Island National Historical Park National Park Service Friday Harbor, WA

West Virginia

Name Agency Location
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park National Park Service WV, DC, MD
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park National Park Service WV, MD, VA
Wheeling National Heritage Area National Park Service Wheeling, WV

More Websites

Name Agency
Soldiers and Sailors Database National Park Service
Underground Railroad Network to Freedom National Park Service
Civil War Era National Cemeteries National Park Service