Cultural and historical exhibits of Adirondack life.
Displays, artifacts and films describe the fascinating life and work of Alexander Graham Bell.
Learn about one of the bloodiest battles in American history, during the Civil War.
Over 300 unique boats, and related artifacts and information.
This huge complex includes a modern racing track as well as the famous vintage motorcycle and racecar museum.
See the history of baseball.
World’s largest historic naval ship exhibit, including USS Massachusetts.
Underground coal mine tour, with related exhibits.
Magnificent manor house built by the Vanderbilt family, with stunning gardens and exhibits. Guided tours available inside or just wander the grounds and gardens. Plan at least a full day to get the most out of your admission fee.
Steam-powered passenger train rides and museum.
Museum about the roots of American music, with frequent live performances (check schedule).
Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home for hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise.
Coordinates are for the castle itself, but it is on an island so you’ll need to grab a boat ride from one of the local tour operators (click the external site link).
The Boldt’s family yachts and enormous houseboat were housed here in the slips 128 feet long. Access by land or via free shuttle from the castle on Heart Island.
The monument was erected to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major conflict between British and Patriot forces in the Revolutionary War, fought there June 17, 1775.
Climb 294 steps for a nice view of the Boston area.
Over 2,000 butterflies, made up of 45 different species, call this beautiful space home.
Exhibits about Marietta’s founding and early American pioneers just post-Revolutionary War.
11 mile steam-driven railroad tour and historic lumbering town exhibits.
Very nice museum with tons of old cars/trucks/trains/motorcycles & many other powered vehicles. Bangor is not the best place in the world to ride your motorcycle, but getting up here can be fun.
Home of eight generations of the Boal family for over 200 years with the original furnishings. A centuries-old chapel of the Columbus family imported from Spain in 1909 containing the Admiral’s Desk of Christopher Columbus, fine European art.
Glass artworks and artifacts, as well as historical information about glass-making. Demonstrations and participatory events scheduled regularly.
Nature center and interpretive exhibits.
Everything you wanted to know about crayons. Demos and hands-on exhibits.
Home to the largest elk herd in the northeastern United States.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece – house in the woods built over a waterfall.
The fort depicts the 18th century conflicts between France and Britain, and the later struggle between two great empires — America and Britain – for North American supremacy. Ruins of a star-shaped fort plus artifacts & exhibits. Download app for guided tour.
Unique stone fort that served as Maryland’s frontier defense during the French and Indian War.
Fort Montgomery was the scene of a fierce Revolutionary War battle for control of the Hudson River.
The American victory at this frontier fort directly contributed to the British defeat at Saratoga in 1777; setting the stage for westward expansion through New York.
Historic fort and living museum. On May 10, 1775, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys crossed Lake Champlain from Vermont and at dawn surprised and captured the sleeping garrison. This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War.
Important fort on Lake George during the French-Indian War that has been reconstructed into a museum, with period-dressed docents and guided or self-guided tours.
A fortified town, alive with citizens, soldiers and sailors from the four corners of the world.
Great place to see and learn about the tidal bore.
Gettysburg was the Civil War’s bloodiest battle and a turning point in the war.
A fun tour on beautiful grounds. Near to great roads through Devil’s Hopyard State Park and Grassy Hill Road.
Amazing transportation museum with sizable collection of early aircraft and motorcycles.
This place is hard to categorize. Built on and around the site of an old gold mine, it’s an eclectic collection of … stuff. If you like old trucks, machinery, and hand tools, arrayed throughout a compound of old and rebuilt barns and other building on a desert hillside, this is your place. Definitely an interesting stop with lots of unexpected things to find around every corner. Plan for a couple hours, minimum.
Privately owned acreage within the state park lands. There is a hefty per-person admission fee to drive your own vehicle in, which grants you access to the summit, rugged hiking trails up on the ridge, a swinging bridge, a museum and a wildlife habitat center.
Radio telescope site with guided tours.
Military aircraft on display.
One of the largest private collection of medieval armor and artifacts in New England. Located right on the coast with wonderful view of the ocean below. They do a self guided tour so you are free to roam the property and the castle itself.
Guided tours, offered May 15- October 15, feature demonstrations in the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop.
Birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Lots of activities to explore and enjoy this historic area.
Vintage Sunoco filling station, Car Lover’s Gift Shop, and a museum/collection of interesting collector car, trucks and vintage automotive test equipment.
In the beautiful green mountains of VT is the home of Abraham Lincoln’s only son that survived to be an adult. The guided tour really explains life in this mansion back in the early 20th century. The surrounding grounds are truly remarkable and very beautiful.
The building where John Brown and several of his followers barricaded themselves in 1859.
The South Fork dam failed on Friday, May 31, 1889 and unleashed 20,000,000 tons of water that devastated Johnstown, PA.
All about coal.
Learn about 19th-century New Brunswick in the modern exhibits and experience it first-hand by interacting with costumed villagers.
Learn about Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Museum about the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Situated along the “Extraterrestrial Highway in southern Nevada, this is THE desert alien conspiracy waystation, located on the edge of Nellis Air Force Range – alleged location of Area 51 . Very fun stop, with all sorts of kitchy alien-themed paraphrenalia, news clippings, and articles posted all over the walls. They serve pretty darn good diner food – the pie is superb!
Great look into the way things used to be. There are a few attractions scattered around the property that are worth seeing, including Martha’s Chapel, the old Schoolhouse, and the nearby picturesque Grist Mill, which iis just down the street and has its own parking area.
One of the most photographed spots on the parkway. There is an interpretive trail with exhibits about Appalachian life. On Sundays there are often informal music gatherings. Weekend exhibits are not uncommon. If you get a chance, go visit the Meadows of Dan, at milepost 177.7. Very sweet little town.
Learn about an era in which the foundations of modern wireless communications were built.
How guitars are made.
The Cape Breton Miners Museum pays tribute to the region’s long and rich history of coal mining.
On April 19, 1775, British soldiers and American militia, “minute men” met in a series of unplanned skirmishes along a 22 mile stretch of road that ran from Boston to Concord.
Montreal Botanical Garden presents visitors with a remarkable diversity of plants, all year round.
Four important sites during the American Revolutionary War: Jockey Hollow, the Ford Mansion, Fort Nonsense and the New Jersey Brigade Encampment site.
Over 600 motorcycles on display, plus exhibit on the Walls of Death stunt.
Interpretive exhibits about Mount Mitchell and local geology & fauna.
Museum of wax cylinder phonographs.
Museum about and at the site of the Woodstock music festival of 1969.
Interesting geology museum at mile 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Great seafaring museum with real wooden ships.
Impressive memorial to the US soliders who fought and died on the French coastline in WWII. There is an admission fee.
Aviation museum focused on motorless aircraft models and history. Book a glider flight.
An odd but don’t-miss experience, including lots of outdoor sculptures, “rescued” old buildings, and a Maine-made goods store with a cafe.
Museum in the former hub of 19th century whaling.
Biggest motorcycle museum on the east coast.
Interpretive guides and exhibits about the New River Gorge.
Experience a village of traditional Cherokee culture, via guided tour.
Great view and a nice tour.
A great place to see some old vehicles as well as air planes. Every year they host a Vintage Motorcycle Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show. It’s a beautiful museum.
For the aviation lover
Pretty lighthouse popular with photographers. Museum is located in the former keeper’s house.
A home that became a headquarters and hospital during the Battle of Antietam. Discover how emergency medicine evolved during the Civil War.
More than 100 locomotives and railroad cars on display.
Enjoy nature, history, and sightseeing on this tucked-away island accessible via bridge from Lubec ME or via ferry.
This is one of Vermont’s best kept secrets and a very cool place. Americana is exhibited in 39 buildings and includes an outdoor history collection with many relocated items: a lighthouse, a steam locomotive, a covered bridge, an operating vintage carousel and the huge steamboat Ticonderoga. Their website does not convey just how terrific this place is. To do it justice plan on 4 hours however, you could easily spend a day.
Exhibits many different wild animals, including river otters, mountain lions, bobcats, deer, bears, birds, foxes, and skunks. Most are orphaned, injured, or otherwise unable to survive in the wild. Hiking and lake cruises also available.
Trek superfan James Cawley began the process of rebuilding the sets just as they would have been seen 50 years ago when the series was being filmed, a 14 year journey has culminated in the most accurate rebuild of the original sets, and is now open and welcoming STAR TREK fans from all over the world!
Zinc mine tour and museum.
Guided tours of General Jackson’s former home focus on his civilian life and contributions, prior to the Civil War.
One of the last major Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies occurred on this dramatic peninsula, which rises high over the Hudson River. There is about a quarter mile hike up a steep but paved driveway from the parking lot to the museum, then a nice foot path with interpretive signage and great views of the river.
The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.
Great sculpture park. Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers provide the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
See missles, torpedos, and vintage subs. Look through a periscope and see the Nautilus. Fun couple of hours.
Visitor center in downtown Ticonderoga, next to Bicentennial Park and LeChute Falls. I
Series of five waterfalls along the LaChute River Walk Trail (3 miles).
Famous portage place for Native Americans and Armies moving from Lake Champlain to Lake George.
This National Historic Landmark served as a sanctuary for the mentally ill beginning in the mid-1800’s.
Site of the harsh 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army under Gen George Washington.
An out of the ordinary museum built on the site of a former marble quarry. At the worlds largest marble museum see marble art in a studio & gallery and learn how calcium carbonate (powdered marble) is used in a variety of products from chewing gum to toothpaste. Gift shop. A 90 minute stay is about right.
Living museum with period-dressed docents demonstrating the Acadian way of life. Hand-crafted souvenirs in the shop and traditional Acadian cooking in the restaurant.
Many items in the collection have been presented over the past 140 years by the individuals who used them. Cadet guided tours are offered daily (dependent on cadet availability) at 12:00 noon departing from the lobby
One of the best and most original examples of Georgian architecture in New Jersey. G-Wash was here!
Take a short hike on the Appalachian Trail to see the first monument dedicated to George Washington, with nice views of the area. There is also a museum for the nearby South Mountain Battlefield.