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Historical Presidential Places

Presidents of the U.S.From George Washington's precedent-setting refusal to seek a third term to the present day, the presidents of the United States who led the nation, growing it from an infant republic to a global superpower, have all left their mark. This travel guide aids visitors in exploring the lives and contributions of 43 American Presidents. Experience the places they knew during their lifetimes and that honor their memories after their deaths.

List of Historic Sites

George Washington (1789-1797)

John Adams (1797-1801)

  • Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts

Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
Monticello, Virginia
Poplar Forest, Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Memorial National Memorial, Washington, DC

James Madison (1809-1817)
Montpelier, Virginia

James Monroe (1817-1825)
Oak Hill, Virginia
James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library (James Monroe Law Office), Virginia
Highland (Ash Lawn-Highland), Virginia, see Journey Through Hallowed Ground Travel Itinerary
James Monroe Tomb, see Richmond, Virginia Travel Itinerary

John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Adams National Historical Park, Massachusetts

Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
The Hermitage, Tennessee

Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site (Lindenwald), New York

William Henry Harrison (March -April 1841)
William Henry Harrison Home (Grouseland), Indiana
Berkeley, Virginia, see James River Plantations Travel Itinerary

John Tyler (1841-1845)
John Tyler Home (Sherwood Forest), Virginia

James K. Polk (1845-1849)
James K. Polk Home, Tennessee

Zachary Taylor (1849- July 1850)
Zachary Taylor Home (Springfield), Kentucky

Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
Millard Fillmore House, New York

Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
Franklin Pierce Homestead, New Hampshire

James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Wheatland, Pennsylvania

Abraham Lincoln (1861- April 1865)
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, Kentucky
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Indiana
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Illinois
President Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home (U.S. Military Asylum; The Old Soldiers' Home), Washington, DC
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, DC
Lincoln Memorial National Memorial, Washington, DC

Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, Tennessee

Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (White Haven), Missouri
General Grant National Memorial, New York

Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
Spiegel Grove (Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center), Ohio

James A. Garfield (1881- September 1881)
James A. Garfield National Historic Site (Lawnfield), Ohio

Chester A. Arthur (1881-1885)
Chester A. Arthur House, New York

Grover Cleveland (1885-1889 & 1893-1897)
Grover Cleveland Birthplace, New Jersey
Grover Cleveland Home (Westland), New Jersey

Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
Benjamin Harrison Home, Indiana

William McKinley (1897-1901)
William McKinley Tomb, Ohio

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, New York
Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, New York
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, New York
Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial, Washington, DC

William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Ohio

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
Woodrow Wilson House, Washington, DC
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, see Virginia Main Street Communities Travel Itinerary
Woodrow Wilson Boyhood Home , see Augusta, Georgia Travel Itinerary

Warren G. Harding (1921- August 1923)
Warren G. Harding Home, Ohio

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
Calvin Coolidge Homestead District (President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site), Vermont

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, Iowa
President Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover's Rapidan Camp, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933- April 1945)
Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York
Roosevelt Campobello International Park, New Brunswick, Canada
Warm Springs Historic District (Roosevelt's Little White House State Historic Site and Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation), Georgia
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial National Memorial, Washington, DC

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)
Harry S Truman National Historic Site, Missouri
Little White House (Harry S Truman Little White House), Florida

Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953- 1961)
Eisenhower National Historic Site, Pennsylvania

John F. Kennedy (1961-November 1963)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site, Massachusetts

Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Texas
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac, Washington, DC

Richard M. Nixon (1969-1974)
The Richard M. Nixon Birthplace, California

Gerald R. Ford (1974-1977)
Gerald R. Ford, Jr. House, Virginia

Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Georgia

Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home, Illinois

George H. W. Bush (1989-1993)
George W. Bush Childhood Home, Texas

William Jefferson Clinton (1993-2001)
Bill Clinton Birthplace (President Bill Clinton's 1st Home Museum), Arkansas

George W. Bush (2001-2009)
George W. Bush Childhood Home, Texas

Other Presidential Places
The White House & President's Park, Washington, DC
Independence National Historical Park, Pennsylvania
Federal Hall National Memorial, New York
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota
U.S. Car No. 1, Florida
First Ladies National Historic Site, Ohio
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, New York

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