Cortland, New York
Art, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library
Limestone mansion, built by successful industrialist Chester F. Wickwire, is a symbol of the grandeur of the Victorian and Gilded ages.
San Antonio, Texas
History, Historic House
The Alamo began its existence in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, the oldest of San Antonio's five Spanish mission. In 1724, Spanish officials relocated Valero to the spot that the Alamo now occupies. Two original building remain from the mission period (1724-1793)-the church, or modem Shrine, and the convento, or Long Barrack. The mission was desecularized in 1793.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Benson Hammond House serves as the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's headquarters and museum. A truck farm from 1830-1930, the museum contains many artifacts from local truck farms and contains an extensive picker check collection that reflects the system used by early farmers in the area to pay farm workers.
History, Historic House, Historical Society
The chief responsability of the AAHS is the operation and management of the 1838 Raney House Museum which is owned by the City of Apalachicola and was officially recorded in National Register of Historic Places on January 22, 1973. The Raney House Museum has on display furniture, documents and other artifacts from the 19th century.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society
Asa Waters II was born in 1769 in the section of Sutton which later became Millbury in 1813. He learned the art of gunsmithing in his father’s shop. Because of lucrative government contracts, the armory, which he and his brother founded, prospered. He was founder of the Millbury Bank and became a State Representative in 1823.
His plan to erect the stateliest residence in the country for his wife, Susan Holman Waters, was set in motion in 1824.
Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Science
Historic House, Specialized
Close your eyes and imagine the sounds of Horses and a stagecoach pulling up in front of The Bedingfield Inn, as the stage coach driver blows into his horn annoucing the number of guests spending the night, and as you enter the inn, the smell of tobacco and the fire place burning, All rooms have a fireplace in them except the common room, where multiple families would share a single room along with body heat for 12and half cents a night.
Salt Lake City, Utah
History, Historic House
Home of Brigham Young with pioneer furnishings.
The Bishop's Place in Galveston, TX is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Newport, Rhode Island
Fort Myers, Florida
Botanical Garden, General, History, Historic House, Park
Walk among live oaks and lush gardens, relax in a rocking chair on the verandah as you watch the river roll gently by....but, first, join Mona and Jettie Burroughs as they share the history and colorful tales of living in one of Fort Myers' oldest homes - The Burroughs Home. Built in 1901, this Georgian Revival Mansion was the scene of many social events that hosted the Fort Myers' elite including the Edisons, Fords, and Firestones.
Charleston, South Carolina
History, Historic House, Specialized
The Erie Extension Canal was the major means of travel from Pittsburgh to the Great Lakes from 1854-1871. This canal system was vital to the iron industry in western Pennsylvania before the introduction of the railroads.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House
The first rural hands-on history museum in the United States designed for elementary school-aged children, this delightful museum provides daily history tours up to two hours in length.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Cole Digges, a Revolutionary War hero, built his house in Richmond in 1805. Renovated in 1995, the building now houses the statewide offices of Preservation Virginia, which are open by appointment. The Cole Digges House is located in the Historic Franklin Street District of Richmond.
Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Historic House, Library, Park, Specialized
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, is the only museum in the state of Hawai‘i devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM provides an accessible forum for provocative, dynamic forms of visual art, offering interaction with art and artists in a unique Island environment.