Historic Sites & Points of Interest in the South
Alabama Historic Sites
Fort Mims was the scene of a
bloody battle during the Creek
Wars and is one of many
historic sites in Alabama.
Arkansas Historic Sites
Fort Smith was the home of
the real "Hanging Judge" of
the Old West and the setting
of
True Grit.
Historic Sites & Points of Interest in the South - A State by State Guide
Historic Sites & Homes
The South is graced with some of the most beautiful
architecture and historic sites in the world, from
landmark buildings to historic mansions.
History & Beauty in the South
The South is a special place, with a unique
culture, remarkable history and unforgettable
natural scenery.

ExploreSouthernHistory.com focuses
exclusively on the South, its historic sites,
destinations and natural wonders. Our focus is
heritage and eco-tourism. We take a special
interest in "off the beaten path" locations and
communities.

To learn more, the links below are organized
state by state. Be sure to scroll down to see
directories for all states currently online.
Florida Historic Sites
St. Augustine is the oldest city
in the continental United
States. Founded in 1565, its
residents enjoyed a city park
before the Pilgrims reached
Plymouth Rock.
Georgia Historic Sites
Red Oak Covered Bridge near
Woodbury is the longest and
oldest covered bridge in
Georgia, which also boasts
the southernmost in the U.S.
Louisiana Historic Sites
Poverty Point in northeastern
Louisiana is a massive
archaeological site that was
home to one of America's
earliest major cultures.
Mississippi Historic Sites
Vicksburg National Military
Park preserves the batteries
and fortifications of the Civil
War siege of Vicksburg.
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Missouri Historic Sites
Branson is a noted resort and
entertainment destination, but
is also surrounded by historic
sites and magnificent scenery.
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Alabama

Alabama Main Page

Absalom Pratt House

Alabama Iron and Steel Museum

Alabama State Capitol

Battle of Columbus (Girard)

Battle of Ebenezer Church

Battle of Fairview

Battle of Fort Blakeley

Battle of Fort Bowyer

Battle of Fort Charlotte

Battle of Holy Ground

Battle of Horseshoe Bend

Battle of Mobile Bay

Battle of Newton

Battle of Selma

Battle of Spanish Fort

Battleship U.S.S. Alabama

Birmingham, Alabama - Historic Sites

Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

Cahaba (Castle Morgan) Civil War Prison

Cheaha State Park

Chattahoochee Indian Heritage Center

Chattahoochee State Park

Claybank Church

Coldwater Covered Bridge

Columbia, Alabama
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Columbia's Historic Churches

Columbia's Old Jail

Confederate Memorial Park

Creek War of 1813-1814

Dauphin Island

DeSoto Falls

DeSoto State Park

Dome from Alabama's First State Capitol

Dothan, Alabama
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Dothan Area Botanical Gardens

Edgar Cayce in Selma, Alabama

Eufaula, Alabama - Historic Sites

Face in the Window, An Alabama Ghost

First Capitol of the Confederacy

First Seminole War of 1817-1818

First White House of the Confederacy

Fort Conde

Fort Crawford

Fort Cusseta

Fort Gaines Historic Site

Fort Mims State Historic Site

Fort Mitchell Historic Site

Fort Morgan Historic Site

Fort Payne's Old Fort

Fort Payne, Alabama - Historic Sites

Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson Historic Site

Grave of General Braxton Bragg

Grave of General William J. Hardee

Gulf Shores, Alabama
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Gulf State Park

Gun from C.S.S. Tennessee

Hank Williams Grave & Memorial

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum

Historic Blakeley State Park

John Wilkes Booth Monument

Lakepoint Resort State Park

Landmark Park

Little River Canyon National Preserve

Little River Falls

Lowndesboro, Alabama
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Magee Farm Truce (1865)

Mentone, Alabama
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Mobile, Alabama
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Mobile Campaign

Mobile National Cemetery

Moss Rock Preserve & Waterfalls

Mt. Vernon Arsenal & Barracks

Nathan Bedford Forrest Monument

Noccalula Falls

Oak Mountain State Park & Peavine Falls

Old Cahawba Archaeological Site

Orr Park Tree Carvings

Sadler Plantation House

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park

Selma, Alabama - Historic Sites

Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail

Sequoyah and the Cherokee Alphabet

Sketoe's Hole Ghost Story

Skirmish at Hobdy's Bridge (1865)

Swann Covered Bridge

Talladega National Forest

U.S. Snagboat Montgomery

Waterfalls of Alabama

Waterfalls of the Cheaha Area

William B. Travis Home

William Weatherford Grave

Wills Town Mission and Cemetery


Arkansas

Arkansas Main Page

Albert Pike's School House

Arkansas Post National Monument

Arkansas Post Museum State Park

Artist Point and Artist Point Falls

Battle of Cane Hill

Battle of Devil's Backbone

Battle of Dripping Springs

Battle of Fayetteville

Battle of Fort Smith

Battle of Jenkins Ferry

Battle of Massard Prairie

Battle of Pea Ridge

Battle of Poison Spring

Battle of Prairie Grove

Battle of Van Buren

Beaver Bridge - "Little Golden Gate"

Belle Grove Historic District in Fort Smith

Boston Mountains Scenic Loop

Cane Hill College

Civil War Seizure of the Arkansas Cannon

Crescent Hotel - America's Most Haunted

Devil's Den State Park

Eureka Springs Area Historic Sites

Fayetteville Area Historic Sites

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith Area Historic Sites

Garvin Woodland Gardens

Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs Area Historic Sites

Mount Magazine State Park

Mulberry River

Mulberry River Area Waterfalls

Ouachita Mountains

Ozark, Arkansas

Ozark Howler (Cat Monster)

Ozark National Forest

Ozarks of Arkansas

Parkin Archaeological State Park

Pedestal Rocks Scenic Area

Petit Jean State Park

Pig Trail Scenic Byway

Queen Wilhelmina State Park

Rich Mountain Pioneer Cemetery

Scenic Highway 7

Siloam Springs Area Historic Sites

Talimena Scenic Drive

Van Buren Area Historic Sites

War Eagle Mill

Waterfalls of Arkansas

White Rock Mountain

Wild Man - 19th Century Bigfoot Sightings
Florida

Florida Main Page

Alligators

Amelia Island Lighthouse

Apalachicola Arsenal at Chattahoochee

Apalachicola Bay Oysters

Apalachicola, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve

Apalachicola River

Attack on Cedar Key

Barrancas National Cemetery

Bateria de San Antonio

Battle of Bayport

Battle of Crystal River

Battle of Gainesville

Battle of Marianna

Battle of Miccosukee

Battle of Natural Bridge

Battle of Natural Bridge - Post Battle
Executions

Battle of Ocheesee

Battle of Olustee

Battle of Pensacola

Battle of St. Johns Bluff

Battle of Santa Rosa Island

Battle of Station Four

Battle of the Upper Chipola

Battle of Vernon

Bellamy Bridge Heritage Trail (Proposed)

Bellamy Road

Belleview - Home of Princes Murat

Blue Hole Spring at Ichetucknee Springs

Blue Springs Recreational Area

Brooksville Raid

Bugg Spring

Camp Milton Historic Preserve

Cape St. George Lighthouse

Capture of the Fashion

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Cedar Key, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Cedar Key Museum State Park

Chapman Botanical Garden

Chattahoochee, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Chattahoochee Landing Mounds

Chestnut Cemetery in Apalachicola

City of Hawkinsville Underwater Preserve

Claude Neal Lynching of 1934

Colonial Archaeological Trail in Pensacola

Constitution Convention Museum State Park

Crystal River, Florida - Historic Sites

Crystal River Archaeological State Park

Crystal River Preserve State Park

C,S,S, Chattahoochee Explosion

Dade Battlefield Historic State Park

Dade Pyramids in St. Augustine

Death of Ma Barker

DeSoto WInter Encampment State Park

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

Eden Gardens State Park

Egmont Key & Egmont Key Lighthouse

Falling Waters State Park

Fanning Springs State Park

Fernandina Beach, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Fernandina Plaza (Fort San Carlos)

First Seminole War of 1817-1818

Florida Caverns State Park

Florida's Old Capitol

Fort at the Suwannee River Bridge

Fort Barrancas (Gulf Islands N.S.)

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Fort Clinch State Park

Fort Cooper State Park

Fort De Soto Park

Fort Fanning Historic Park

Fort Gadsden Historic Site

Fort George Historic Site

Fort Houstoun (Old Fort Park)

Fort Jefferson (Dry Tortugas National Park)

Fort King

Fort Pickens (Gulf Islands N.S.)

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Fort McRee (Gulf Islands N.S.)

Fort Mose Historic State Park

Fort Walton Beach's Old Fort

Fort Walton Beach Area Historic Sites

Fort Walton Temple Mound

Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

Gamble Plantation Historic State Park

Ghost of Bellamy Bridge

Ghosts of the Russ House

Ghost Ship of the Everglades

Grave of Dr. Alvin Wentworth Chapman

Greenwood, Florida - Historic Sites

Guana Tolomato Matanzas Reserve

Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Ichetucknee Springs State Park

John Gorrie Museum State Park

Juan Ortiz and Princess Hirrihigua

Juniper Springs Old Millhouse

Juniper Springs Recreation Area

Juniper Springs Run

Key West Lighthouse

Kingsley Plantation

Lafayette Blue Springs State Park

Lake Jackson Mounds

Letchworth-Love Mounds

Look and Tremble Falls (Rapids)

Maclay Gardens State Park

Manatee Springs State Park

Marianna, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Milly Francis, Florida's Pocahontas

Mission Nombre de Dios

Mission San Luis

Moss Hill Methodist Church

National Naval Aviation Museum

Naval Live Oaks Reserve (Gulf Islands N.S.)

"Negro Fort" on the Apalachicola

Nicolls' Outpost at Chattahoochee

Ocala, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Oldest House (St. Augustine)

O'Leno State Park

Orman House Historic State Park

Panama City & Panama City Beach
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Panama City in the Civil War

Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

Pensacola Area Historic Sites

Pensacola - Historic Pensacola Village

Pensacola Lighthouse

Pinellas Point Temple Mound

Ponce de Leon Springs State Park

Port St. Joe Area Historic Sites

Rainbow Springs State Park

Ribault Monument

Ruth Spring (Sulphur Spring)

Safety Harbor Mounds

Salt Springs Recreation Area

St. Augustine, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Monster

St. Augustine National Cemetery

St. George Island

St. George Island State Park

St. Marks, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

St. Marks Lighthouse

St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge

St. Petersburg Area Historic Sites

San Marcos de Apalache State Park

Scott's Massacre of 1817

Shepard's Mill

Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area

Silver River Museum

Silver River State Park

Silver Springs & the Silver River

Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center

Suwannee River State Park

Suwannee River Area Historic Sites

Tallahassee Area Historic Sites

Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural
Science

Tallahassee-St. Marks Railroad Trail

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Three Rivers State Park

Three Soldiers Monument in Apalachicola

Trinity Episcopal Church in Apalachicola

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve

Torreya State Park

Troy Spring State Park

Two Egg, Florida

Two-Toed Tom - Alligator Monster

Wakulla Springs State Park

Weedon Island Preserve

Wild Man of Ocheesee Pond
A 19th Century Bigfoot Capture in Jackson County

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Yulee Sugar Mill Ruins Historic State Park
Georgia

Georgia Main Page

Albany, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Alexander H. Stephens Historic Park

Allatoona Pass Battlefield

Altamaha-ha (Sea Serpent)

Amicalola Falls State Park

Andersonville National Historic Site

Athens Double-Barrelled Cannon

Augusta, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Augusta Canal National Heritage Area

Augusta Riverwalk

Bainbridge, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Battery Hambright at Fort Pulaski

Battle of Allatoona Pass

Battle of Bloody Marsh

Battle of Brier Creek

Battle of Chickamauga

Battle of Columbus (Girard)

Battle of Dunlap Hill (Dunlap's Farm)

Battle of Fort Pulaski

Battle of Fowltown

Battle of Griswoldville

Battle of Gully Hole Creek

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

Battle of Kettle Creek

Battle of Roanoke

Battle of Savannah (1779)

Battle of Shepherd's Plantation

Battle of the St. Mary's

Battle of West Point, Georgia

Bigfoot Attack in the Okefenokee? (1829)

Birthplace of Jackie Robinson

Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson

Burning of Darien (1863)

Butler Island Plantation

Callaway Gardens

Camp Lawton Civil War Prison Site (Millen)

Camp Recovery

Cannonball House in Macon, Georgia

Christ Church and Cemetery

Civil War Prison Camp Site (Thomasville)

Colquitt, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Columbus Area Historic Sites

Columbus Riverwalk

Confederate Powder Works (Augusta)

Crawfordville, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Dahlonega, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Dahlonega U.S. Branch Mint

Darien, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

DeSoto Falls Recreation Area

Dowdell's Knob on Pine Mountain

Eatonton, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Elijah Clark State Park & Museum

Etowah Mounds State Park

First Presbyterian Church of Augusta

First Seminole War of 1817-1818

Flannery O'Connor in Milledgeville

Flint RiverQuarium in Albany

Forsyth Park in Savannah

Fort Augusta Monument

Fort Darien Marker

Fort Frederica National Monument

Fort Gaines

Fort Hawkins

Fort Hughes Monument & Historic Site

Fort Jackson (Old Fort Jackson)

Fort King George Historic Site

Fort McAllister State Historic Park

Fort Morris State Historic Site

Fort Pulaski National Monument

Fort Screven Historic District

Fort Tyler

Fort Tyler Cemetery

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park

Gascoigne Bluff (St. Simons Island)

Georgia Gold Mines

Georgia Sea Turtle Center

Ghost of Allatoona Pass

Ghost of the Headless Horse (Albany)

Ghosts of Jekyll Island

Ghost of the Springer Opera House

Ghost of the St. Simons Lighthouse

Golden Isles of Georgia

Grave of Gen. Alfred H. Colquitt

Grave of Pvt. Edwin F. Jemison

Hamburg State Outdoor Recreation Area

Heritage Corner in Columbus

Heritage Park in Columbus

Historic Pools Museum at Warm Springs

Hold the Fort - Hymn Inspired by Battle

Horton House Historic Site

Immortal Six Hundred

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island Confederate Battery

Jekyll Island Historic District

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield

Kolomoki Mounds State Park

Little White House

Macon, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Magnolia Cemetery (Augusta)

Marshes of Glynn

Meadow Garden (Home of George Walton)

Midway Cemetery

Midway Congregational Church

Milledgeville,Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Nancy Harts, Female Civil War Soldiers

National Civil War Naval Museum

Ocmulgee National Monument

Okefenokee Swamp

Old Capitol Building in Milledgeville

Old Fort Jackson

Old Governor's Mansion in Milledgeville

Old Medical College of Georgia

Plains, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Providence Canyon State Park

Rae's Creek Aqueduct & Waterfalls

Radium Springs Gardens & Historic Site

Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge

Robert Toombs House & Grave

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound

Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon

Savannah, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Savannah Rapids Park (Martinez)

St. Mary's, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

St. Paul's Church (Augusta)

St. Simons Island

St. Simons Lighthouse

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Stephen C. Foster State Park

Siege of Augusta (1781)

Signers Monument (Augusta)

Slaves & Servants of Liberty Hall

Stone Mountain

Sunbury (Ghost Town)

Sunbury Cemetery

Suwannee River Sill Recreation Area

Tallulah Gorge & Waterfalls

Tybee Island, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Tybee Island Lighthouse

Uncle Remus Museum

Unknown Hero of Allatoona Pass

Warm Springs, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

War of 1812 Raid on St. Simons Island

Washington, Georgia
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Wesley Memorial & Gardens

Wesley Monument at Fort Pulaski

Whales of the Georgia & Florida Coast


Kentucky

Kentucky Main Page

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Daniel Boone in Kentucky

Daniel Boone National Forest

D. Boon Hut (Built by Daniel Boone?)

Mammoth Cave National Park
Louisiana

Louisiana Main Page

Assassination of Huey P. Long

Audubon Pilgrimage (St. Francisville)

Audubon State Historic Site (Oakley)

Baton Rouge National Cemetery

Battle of Baton Rouge (1779)

Battle of Baton Rouge (1862)

Battle & Siege of Port Hudson

Day the War Stopped

Grace Episcopal Church

Grant's Canal

Lake Providence

Louisiana State Capitol

Louisiana's Old State Capitol

Old Arsenal Museum & Powder Magazine

Port Hudson National Cemetery

Port Hudson State Historic Site

Poverty Point Archaeological Site

Pvt. Edwin F. Jemison, C.S.A.

Republic of West Florida (1810)

Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site

St. Francisville, Louisiana
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

USS Kidd & Museum


Mississippi

Mississippi Main Page

Battle of Booneville

Battle of Brices Cross Roads

Battle of Corinth

Battle of Raymond

Battle of Tupelo

Battle of Vicksburg

Beauvoir - Home of Jefferson Davis

Biloxi Lighthouse

Birthplace of Elvis Presley

Bynum Mounds

Chickasaw Village and Fort

Columbis, Mississippi
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Elizabeth Female Academy

Emerald Mound

Ghost of Deer Island & Firewater Ghost

Grand Gulf Military Monument

Loess Bluff Exhibit

Mount Locust Inn & Plantation

Natchez Trace Parkway

Owl Creek Mounds

Raymond, Mississippi
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Stephen D. Lee Home & Museum

Tennessee Williams Birthplace

Tupelo, Mississippi
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Vicksburg, Mississippi
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Waverly Mansion & Gardens


Missouri

Missouri Main Page

Branson Area Historic Sites

Branson Scenic Railway

Branson Titanic Museum

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Ghost of Big Cedar

Roaring River State Park

Ruth and Paul Henning Conservation Area

Showboat Branson Belle


North Carolina

North Carolina Main Page

Alamance Battleground

Allen House at Alamance Battleground

Battle of Goldsborough Bridge

Battle of Guilford Courthouse

Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina

Bennett Place State Historic Site

Blue Ridge Parkway

Cold Mountain

Colonial Heritage Center

Duke Homestead State Historic Site

Fort Caswell

Graveyard Fields & Waterfalls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hardee at the Regulators' Field (1865)

North Carolina Maritime Museum

Nuclear Bomb Mishap (Wayne County)

Oak Island Lighthouse

Old Baldy Lighthouse

Old Brunswick County Jail

Old Smithville Burying Ground

Race to the Dan

Southport Area Historic Sites

Historic Stagville Plantation

Tannenbaum Historic Park


Oklahoma

Battle of Honey Springs 150th

Oklahoma Main Page

14 Flags Museum in Sallisaw

Battle of Honey Springs (Elk Creek)

Captain's Castle - The Oklahoma Castle

Death of Ma Barker (Florida)

Fort Gibson Historic Site

Fort Gibson National Cemetery

Heavener Runestone Park

Horse Thief Spring

Milly Francis, The Creek Pocahontas

Muskogee Area Historic Sites

Muskogee Azalea Festival

Natural Falls State Park

Ouachita Mountains

Robbers Cave State Park

Sequoyah's Cabin Historic Site

Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center

Submarine U.S.S. Batfish

Talimena Scenic Drive

Tenkiller State Park & Lake Tenkiller

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site


South Carolina

Oakley Park Museum

Battle of Cowpens

Battle of Kings Mountain

Castle Pinckney

Charleston, South Carolina
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Edgefield Ghost

Edgefield, South Carolina
Historic Sites & Points of Interest

Fort Moultrie

Fort Sumter National Monument

Immortal Six Hundred

Kings Mountain State Park

Ninety Six National Historic Site


Tennessee

Amish Country of Lawrence County

Battle of Lookout Mountain

Battle of Shiloh

Books about the Battle of Shiloh

Bell Witch of Tennessee

Chattanooga Choo-Choo

David Crockett Museum (Lawrenceburg)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Natchez Trace

Shiloh Indian Mounds National Landmark

Shiloh National Cemetery


Texas

The Alamo

The Alamo Cenotaph

Death of David Crockett

San Antonio Area Historic Sites

San Antonio River Walk

San Fernando Cathedral

San Jacinto Battlefield

Spanish Governor's Mansion


Virginia

Virginia Main Page

Appomattox Confederate Cemetery

Appomattox Court House N.H.P.

Aquia Episcopal Church

Arlington House

Battle of Appomattox Court House

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Fredericksburg

Battle of Staunton River Bridge

Battle of Yorktown

Blockade of the Potomac River

Blue Ridge Parkway

Cannon Branch Fort (Manassas)

Confederate Prison Number 6

Crossing of the Dan

Jamestown, Virginia

Leesylvania State Park

Mayfield Fort Historic Site (Manassas)

Stafford Civil War Park

Sutherlin Mansion
Last Capitol of the Confederacy

Surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee
Battlefields & Forts
No region of the United States has been as fought
over as the South. Battlefields and forts dot the
landscape and are embedded in the culture.
Ghosts & Monsters
The South is America's most haunted region. From
haunted houses to haunted lighthouses, ghost
stories and tales of strange creatures abound.
North Carolina Historic Sites
Famed literary and movie
landmark Cold Mountain is
among the views seen from
the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Oklahoma Historic Sites
The Muskogee Azalea
Festival is among the most
beautiful annual events in the
South.
South Carolina Historic Sites
The cannon of Fort Sumter
still aim out over Charleston
Harbor, reminders of the
opening battle of the Civil War.
Tennessee Historic Sites
Shiloh National Military Park
preserves the scene of the
Battle of Shiloh, where men
fell by the thousands.
Texas Historic Sites
The Alamo is a landmark of
human courage and one of
the most important historic
sites in the South.
Virginia Historic Sites
The Battle of Yorktown forever
changed the history of the
world. By defeating the British
here, George Washington
assured the survival of the
American nation.
Civil War Sites in the South