Appomattox Court House National Historic Park: The War Is Over

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The Appomattox Court House National Historical Park commemorates the heroic acts which took place in April of 1865 in this, the original village, to bring about the end of the Civil War. Walk the old country lanes where Robert E. Lee, Commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his men to Ulysses Grant, […]

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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site: Monument To America’s Gilded Age

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

The Vanderbilt Estate is perhaps the best, most intact example of the types of estates constructed by wealthy industrialists in the 19th century. Frederick W. and Louise Vanderbilt purchased Hyde Park in May 1895. Attracted to the beauty of the Hudson Valley and the east bank of the Hudson River, Frederick and his wife settled comfortably in […]

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Links to the Past: Petroglyph National Monument, NM

Petroglyph National Monument contains over 7,000 acres of a volcanic basalt escarpment made from ancient lava flows, known as the West Mesa. The monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources, including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites, and an estimated 25,000 images carved into these dark rock outcroppings. In desert areas stones […]

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