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National Memorials (29)

Arkansas Post National Memorial, Arkansas

1741 Old Post Road
Gillett, AR 72055
Phone: (870) 548-2207
Description: Located at the confluence of two rivers, Arkansas Post has served as a gathering place for many cultures throughout human history - it represents cultural cooperation, conflict, synthesis, and diversity.
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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Virginia

700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
c/o Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 235-1530
Description: Arlington House is the nation’s memorial to Robert E. Lee. It honors him for specific reasons, including his role in promoting peace and reunion after the Civil War. In a larger sense it exists as a place of study and contemplation of the meaning of some of the most difficult aspects of American History: military service; sacrifice; citizenship; duty; loyalty; slavery and freedom.
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Chamizal National Memorial, Texas

800 South San Marcial Street
El Paso, TX 79905
Phone: (915) 532-7273
Description: Chamizal is more than just an urban park to recreate or enjoy a quiet afternoon. These grounds are a reminder of the harmonious settlement of a 100-year border dispute between the United States and Mexico. We celebrate the cultures of the borderlands to promote the same mutual respect that helped to diplomatically resolve an international disagreement.
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Coronado National Memorial, Arizona

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615
Phone: (520) 366-5515
Description: It was a journey of conquest filled with exploration, wonder - and cruelty. Inspired by tales of vast cities of gold, 339 European soldiers and hundreds of Aztec allies embarked on an epic journey through arid deserts and rugged mountains. They encountered rich traditions and brought new technologies. The resulting collision and combination of cultures reverberates today
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De Soto National Memorial, Florida

8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy
Bradenton, FL 34209
Phone: (941) 792-0458
Description: In May 1539, Conquistador Hernando de Soto’s army of soldiers, hired mercenaries, craftsmen, and clergy made landfall in Tampa Bay. They were met with fierce resistance of indigenous people protecting their homelands. De Soto’s quest for glory and gold would be a four year, four thousand mile odyssey of intrigue, warfare, disease, and discovery that would form the history of the United States.
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Federal Hall National Memorial, New York

26 Wall Street
NYC, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 825-6990
Description: Here on Wall Street, George Washington took the oath of office as our first President, and this site was home to the first Congress, Supreme Court, and Executive Branch offices. The current structure, a Customs House, later served as part of the US Sub-Treasury. Now, the building serves as a museum and memorial to our first President and the beginnings of the United States of America.
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Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania

6424 Lincoln Highway
Shanksville, PA 65738
Phone: (814) 893-6322
Description: On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.
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Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida

12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, FL 32225
Phone: (904) 641-7155
Description: Fort Caroline memorializes the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida. Here you will find stories of exploration, survival, religious disputes, territorial battles, and first contact between American Indians and Europeans.
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 200024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: "Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, Freedom from Fear..."
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General Grant National Memorial, New York

Riverside Drive and W. 122nd Street
NYC, NY 10027
Phone: (646) 670-7251
Description: The final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia, is the largest mausoleum in North America. It testifies to a people’s gratitude for the man who ended the bloodiest conflict in American history as Commanding General of the Union Army and then, as President of the United States, strove to heal a nation after a civil war and make rights for all citizens a reality.
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Hamilton Grange National Memorial, New York

414 West 141st Street
NYC, NY 10031
Phone: (646) 548-2310
Description: Alexander Hamilton created the tools for the success of the United States. From his humble beginnings as an orphan on the Caribbean island of Nevis, he became George Washington's right-hand man. Come visit Hamilton Grange and find out more about this controversial founder and the country home that he built on his Harlem estate.
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Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Pennsylvania

733 Lake Road
South Fork, PA 15956
Phone: (814) 886-6170
Description: The South Fork dam failed on Friday, May 31, 1889 and unleashed 20,000,000 tons of water that devastated Johnstown, PA. The flood killed 2,209 people but it brought the nation and the world together to aid the "Johnstown sufferers." The story of the Johnstown Flood reminds us all, "...that we must leave nothing undone for the preservation and protection of our brother men."
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Korean War Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: Freedom Is Not Free. Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.
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Lincoln Boyhood Home National Memorial, Indiana

3027 East South Street
Lincoln City, IN 47552
Phone: (812) 937-4541
Description: Abraham Lincoln grew from youth to manhood on this southern Indiana soil. Many character and moral traits of one of the world's most respected leaders was formed and nurtured here. Explore Lincoln's boyhood and learn about the boy who would one day become the leader of our nation.
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Lincoln Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever."
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Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, District of Columbia

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove
c/o Turkey Run Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: (703) 235-1530
Description: From this distance the seat of national power appears pristine across the river, so President Johnson came here often when he needed to escape from the stresses of building a Great Society. After he died, his wife chose this place for his memorial.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: Out of the Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope. Located in downtown Washington, D.C., the memorial honors Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy and the struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.
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Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota

13000 Highway 244
Keystone , SD 57751
Phone: (605) 574-2523
Description: Majestic figures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, surrounded by the beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, tell the story of the birth, growth, development and preservation of this country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share
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Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Ohio

IPM is located within the Village of Put-in-Bay.
Put-in-Bay, OH 43456
Phone: (419) 285-2184
Description: Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial was established to honor those who fought in the Battle of Lake Erie, during the War of 1812, and to celebrate the long-lasting peace among Great Britain, Canada and the U.S. The Memorial, a Doric column, rising 352 feet over Lake Erie is situated 5 miles from the longest undefended border in the world.
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Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial, California

4202 Alhambra Ave
Martinez , CA 94553
Phone: (925) 228-8860
Description: On the evening of July 17, 1944, residents in the San Francisco east bay area were jolted awake by a massive explosion that cracked windows and lit up the night sky. At Port Chicago Naval Magazine, 320 men were instantly killed when two ships being loaded with ammunition for the Pacific theater troops blew up. It was WWII's worst home front disaster.
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Roger Williams National Memorial, Rhode Island

282 North Main Street
Providence , RI 02903
Phone: (401) 521-7266
Description: Roger Williams National Memorial commemorates the life of the founder of Rhode Island and a champion of the ideal of religious freedom. Williams, banished from Massachusetts for his beliefs, founded Providence in 1636. This colony served as a refuge where all could come to worship as their conscience dictated without interference from the state.
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Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Pennsylvania

c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S. 3rd Street
Philadelphia , PA 19106
Phone: (215) 965-2305
Description: Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution.
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Theodore Roosevelt Island, District of Columbia

700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (703) 289-2500
Description: In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island.
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: Founding Father. Author of the Declaration of Independence, statesman and visionary for the founding of a nation.
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.
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Washington Monument, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president, the 555-foot marble obelisk towers over Washington, D.C. The Washington
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World War I Memorial, District of Columbia

The memorial stands in West Potomac Park in a grove of trees between the Reflecting Pool and Independence Avenue
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: The District of Columbia War Memorial was built in 1931 to honor the more than 26,000 residents of Washington, D.C., who served in World War I. .
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World War II Memorial, District of Columbia

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024
Phone: (202) 426-6841
Description: Through stone architecture and bronze sculptures, the World War II Memorial recognizes the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom and end tyranny around the globe.
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Wright Brothers National Memorial, North Carolina

1401 National Park Drive
Manteo , NC 27954
Phone: (252) 473-2111
Description: Wind, sand, and a dream of flight brought Wilbur and Orville Wright to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina where, after four years of scientific experimentation, they achieved the first successful airplane flights on December 17, 1903.
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