9 Best US Historic Sites & Museums to Visit This Christmas


Christmas is a time to celebrate, relax, and enjoy the festive spirit. But it’s also a great opportunity to learn something new, explore different cultures, and appreciate the past.

Explore Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, celebrating centuries of Pawnee history and culture with earth lodges, artifacts and a scenic trail.

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site


Discover Kansas Museum of History, narrating the state's journey from prehistoric eras to today. Visit a Cheyenne tipi, locomotive and a '50s diner. 

Kansas Museum of History


The White House, the US president's abode and a symbol of democracy and history, offers self-guided tours of iconic public rooms like the East Room and State Dining Room.

The White House


Explore Gettysburg Battlefield, a historic site of a pivotal and bloody American Civil War clash. Trace the battle route, visit the museum, and honor the fallen.

Gettysburg Battlefield


Visit the Lincoln Memorial, a tribute to the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Marvel at his statue, read his iconic speeches, and enjoy the Reflecting Pool view.

Lincoln Memorial


Mesa Verde is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with over 600 cliff dwellings dating back to the 12th century, offering insight into Ancestral Pueblo culture.

Mesa Verde National Park


The iconic Statue of Liberty, a symbol of international friendship, stands tall on Liberty Island. You can explore this landmark, climb to the crown, and visit the museum.

Statue of Liberty


Explore Alcatraz Island, the infamous federal prison where legends like Al Capone were held. Accessible by boat, tour the cell block, and hear tales from inmates and guards.

Alcatraz Island


Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed, houses the original documents. Explore the Assembly Room.

Independence Hall - Philadelphia 


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