50 Must-See National Monuments and Memorials

50 National Monuments and Memorials

Our family is currently in the middle of a 2-week road trip up the east coast. We love history, and this part of the country is rife with it. So we’ve spent the past 7 days marking as many of the following 50 National Monuments and Memorials off our bucket list as possible, and plan to spend the next week doing more of the same.

This free printable list National Monuments, Memorials, and Battlefields joins our National Park Bucket List and provides a fun way to catalog family travels.

50 Must-See National Monuments & Memorials

  1. Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, CA
  2. Appalachian Trail through 14 states from ME to GA
  3. Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA
  4. Benjamin Franklin Memorial in Philadelphia, PA
  5. Booker T. Washington National Monument in VA
  6. Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, FL

    National Monuments and Memorials -Castillo San Marcos
  7. Chaco Culture National Historic Park in NM
  8. Constitution Gardens in Washington, DC
  9. Devil’s Tower National Monument in WY
  10. Ellis Island in New York, NY
  11. First Ladies National Historic Site in Canton, OH
  12. Flight 83 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA
  13. Fort Sumter in Sullivans Island, SC

    Fort Sumter
  14. Freedom Trail in Boston, MA
  15. Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, PA
  16. Historic Jamestowne in Williamsburg, VA

    National Monuments and Memorials - Historic Jamestowne
  17. Hoover Dam in Las Vegas, NV

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  18. Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA

    National Monuments and Memorials - Independence Hall
  19. Jean Lafiitte Park & Preserve in New Orleans, LA

    Jean LaFitte Preserve
  20. Jewel Cave National Monument in Custer, SD
  21. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in IN
  22. Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
  23. Little Rock Central High School in AR
  24. Martin Luther King, Jr. Historical Park in Atlanta, GA
  25. Mount Rushmore in Keystone, SD
  26. Muir Woods National Monument in Mill Valley, CA
  27. National 9-11 Memorial & Museum in New York, NY
  28. National Mall & Museums in Washington, DC
  29. Natural Bridges National Monument in Lake Powell, UT
  30. Niagara Falls National Heritage Area in New York
  31. Padre Island National Seashore in TX
  32. Pearl Harbor in Hawaii

    Pearl Harbor
  33. Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, NM
  34. Pinnacles National Monument in Paicines, CA
  35. Red Hill | Patrick Henry Memorial in Brookneal, VA
  36. San Antonio Missions in TX
  37. Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, NE
  38. Statue of Liberty in New York, NY
  39. Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
  40. United States Capitol Building in Washington, DC

    National Monuments and Memorials - US Capitol
  41. US Marine Core War Memorial in Virginia
  42. Valley Forge National Historic Park in PA
  43. Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, MS

  44. Vietnam Vets Memorial in Washington, DC
  45. Washington Monument in Washington, DC
  46. White House in Washington, DC
  47. World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
  48. Wright Brothers National Memorial in NC
  49. Yorktown National Historic Site in Yorktown, VA


To download your own free printable copy of our 50 Must-See National Monuments and Memorials Bucket List, just click on the button below:

50 National Monuments and Memorials

Why not print a copy before your next road trip and consult it when planning your route? While you’re visiting, be sure to sign up for Junior Ranger Program. It’s a fun, free way to increase learning and collect souvenir badges from all the parks, battlefields, monuments and memorials you stop to see along the way.

More Travel Ideas for Families

If your family loves to go as much as mine does, check out my book Pack Up & Leave. It’s chockful of smart tips that will make your next family road trip or vacation more economical, educational, and memorable.

Pack Up & Leave: Travel Tips for Fun Family Vacations

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