The Most Important Historical Site To Visit in Each State

Alabama - Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

This trail commemorates the Selma to Montgomery marches for voting rights in 1965, a pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

Alaska - Sitka National Historical Park

This park preserves the site of the Battle of Sitka in 1804 between Russian traders and the indigenous Tlingit people, marking the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.

Arizona - Grand Canyon National Park

While primarily known for its natural beauty, the Grand Canyon also holds significant archaeological sites and remnants of indigenous cultures dating back thousands of years.

Arkansas - Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site

This site commemorates the desegregation crisis of 1957 when nine African American students enrolled in the formerly all-white Little Rock Central High School.

California - Alcatraz Island

Known for its former federal prison, Alcatraz Island also holds significant Native American history, including the occupation by the Indians of All Tribes in 1969-1971.

Colorado - Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde preserves over 5,000 archaeological sites, including cliff dwellings and ruins of the ancestral Pueblo people dating back to the 6th century.

Connecticut - Weir Farm National Historic Site

This site preserves the home and studio of American impressionist painter J. Alden Weir and is one of the only national parks dedicated to American painting.

Delaware - First State National Historical Park

This park encompasses several sites significant to Delaware's role as the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787, including the Dover Green and New Castle Court House.

Florida - Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

This historic fort in St. Augustine is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States and has played a significant role in Florida's colonial history.