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  • San Juan Island National Historical Park.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Native Americans offering outrigger rides on Garrison Bay in San Juan Island National Historical Park.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Yellowstone National Park was the first national park. - Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Lobby of Old Faithful Inn with its unique log and limb structure in Yellowstone.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Washington Memorial as seen from the Lincoln Memorial in D.C.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • A man peers back at Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. - Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Snorkeling is a popular activity along the moat walk in Dry Tortugas National Park.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Panoramic photo of Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Looking out to New Haven, Connecticut at Lighthouse Point Park.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Lighthouse Point Park.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Assateague Island Lighthouse .- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The entrance to Assateague Island.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The historic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, built in 1860.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The oil house on the grounds of the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Sunset view from above Heceta Head Lighthouse.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Heceta Head Lighthouse from a viewpoint to the south.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • View of the Battleship Missouri Memorial and USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The park at Pearl Harbor Historic Sites.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • View of the visitor center, Big Hole National Battlefield.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The trail takes a quick loop through the barren Nez Perce encampment at Big Hole National Battlefield.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The structures at Bodie are kept in a state of arrested decay.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Bodie once hosted 10,000 residents.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • What remains of Bodie is as it was the day the last residents left. - Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The Pioneer Monument Statue at Donner Memorial State Park is dedicated to the pioneers who journeyed to California overland. The statue looks west toward Donner Summit.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Looking down Donner Lake from near China Cove. Donner Peak (8,020 ft) stands tall center left, rising above the notch of Donner Pass.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Crystal Mill.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Cannon view of Manassas National Battlefield.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • A historical building preserved from the time period of the battles in Manassas.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Guibor's Battery cannons, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Yankee Girl Mine is one of the most photographed sites in Colorado.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The Yankee Girl mine is privately owned and open to visitors.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • View of Yankee Girl from the Red Mountain overlook across Highway 550.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Fallen Roof Ruin in Road Canyon.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Bear's Ears National Monument- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Interpretive signs with Montezuma Castle in the background.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • Montezuma Well.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • With 150 rooms, Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
  • The Puebloan people only lived in Cliff Palace for about 100 years.- Step Back in Time at These Amazing Historic Sites
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The landscape of this country is shaped by geology, weather, and water, but people have left their mark on it as well. From the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Northwest, the rocky shores of Maine to the sandy beaches of southern California, and everywhere in between, the history of this land is tied up in the history of its people.

Luckily for outdoor enthusiasts who are also history buffs, there are incredibly places to visit where you can learn and play. National parks, historic lighthouses, iconic battle sites, evidence of the Wild West, and Native American sites are located on preserved land. The history documented in these places is as interesting and important as the natural beauty found there.

Here’s a few of our favorite historic sites.

National Parks

Lighthouses

Famous Battles

Mines, Mills, and the Wild West

Native American Sites

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