Coconut Grove, Florida
History, Natural History, Park
The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats. As a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him.
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.
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.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, History, Park, Science, University
With increasing value being placed on our natural heritage, The Crosby Arboretum is the premier native plant conservatory in the Southeast. The Arboretum was established as a living memorial to L.O. Crosby, Jr. (1907-1978) and has expanded to become a resource for education in the region and the world.
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Park, Specialized
The Danish Immigrant Museum will tell the story of the Danish immigrants and the Danish-American experience and is organized to collect, preserve, study and interpret their material, culture and traditions.
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Park
The Haggin Museum, an art and history museum located in Stockton, has been referred to by Sunset magazine as "one of the undersung gems of California." The impressive brick building has stood in the center of Stockton’s lush Victory Park for 79 years, but it’s what’s on the inside that makes it worth visiting.
Short Hills, New Jersey
Arboretum, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, History, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Arboretum trails pass kettle moraines, hilly slopes and a natural amphitheater created by glaciers. Our grounds host a variety of native New Jersey wildflower species and are home to over 40 species of trees, many species of birds and an array of ferns.
Port Townsend, Washington
Restored 1903 quarters of Commanding Officer, Puget Sound Harbor Defense at Fort Worden State Park. Twelve rooms furnished with an outstanding collection of late-Victorian antiques.
Hood River, Oregon
Culture, History, Natural History, Park
Grand Re-Opening of The History Museum in the fall of 2012. All new galleries and displays. Come explore the unique history of Hood River County, from apples and pears to windsurfing.
Burr Oak, Iowa
This 11-room hotel is THE ONLY childhood home of this internationally famous "little House" author that remains on its original site.
Palm Desert, California
Botanical Garden, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
Come adventure through 1,200 protected acres of desert environments representing North America and Africa. During your visit you will encounter over 500 wild animals, live shows, our children?s discovery center, an animal carousel, tranquil gardens, hiking trails with a view of the San Andreas Fault and our G scale model train.
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Park, Specialized
Built in stages over more than 100 years, Morven Park started as a simple field stone farmhouse in the mid-18th century, and grew to become the grand mansion that it is today through the course of several construction phases. The primary purpose of the closure of the mansion at Morven Park for the last several years has been the preservation of the house in order to protect it and the collection it contains within its walls. Repairs made by Governor and Mrs.
Newport News, Virginia
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Military, Park, Science, Specialized, University
The Mariners' Museum and Park connects people to the world's waterways through exploration and engaging experiences. The Museum is filled with fascinating stories, captured in priceless artifacts that celebrate the spirit of the open sea. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, The Mariners’ Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime museums in the world.
Art, Culture, Park
The Mennello Museum of American Art was founded in 1998 by the City of Orlando with a generous selection of paintings by self-taught artist Earl Cunningham (1893-1977) donated from the collection of Michael and Marilyn Mennello. It's the largest collection of Cunninghams in existence and remains on permanent display. Tucked away on a picturesque shore of Lake Formosa in Orlando Loch Haven Park, the museum is housed in what was once the private home of Howard Phillips, son of philanthropist Dr.
Archaeology, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
Many Philadelphians sought to emulate the English country estate tradition by constructing brick and stone formal houses in the countryside. Attorney John Moland had one such house on a plantation in the Northern Liberties, just above the current center city. In 1741 he purchased undeveloped land in Warwick Township along the Little Neshaminy Creek and adjacent to the York Road connecting bustling Philadelphia with the smaller New York City.
East Hebron, New York
Anthropology, Arboretum, Archaeology, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Pember Nature Preserve, donated to the Pember Library and Museum in 1979, encompasses 125 acres of forest, wetland and fields on both sides of Black Creek, a tributary of the Battenkill. The mission of the Pember Nature Preserve is to provide a refuge for the region's native wildlife and plant species.
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Pickens, South Carolina
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Home to over 250 animals from 6 continents
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, History, Park, Science, University
Widener University has acquired the Taylor Memorial Arboretum, a 30-acre reserve of plantings and natural lands located about a mile north of the university in Nether Providence Township. The arboretum will remain free and open to the public while providing the university with greatly expanded opportunities for research and hands-on learning in the environmental and biological sciences and science education.