When planning a weekend adventure or a summer vacation, you can connect your kids with American history by visiting a presidential site. More than twenty states boast presidential birthplaces, historic homes, libraries, museums, and tombs.

Click any state to find a list of presidential destinations there. In states that include sites for more than one president, the sites are listed alphabetically by the presidents’ names. To find historic sites and legacy information listed by president, visit the “Presidential Fact Files” or use your browser’s search function to search this list for sites associated with a particular president.

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The Clinton Center and Birthplace
Hope, Arkansas

Built in 1917 this wood-frame house was William J. Clinton’s first home. After the death of his father three months before his birth in 1946, Clinton lived with his maternal grandparents until his mother’s remarriage in 1950.

William J. Clinton Presidential Center
Little Rock, Arkansas

Housing the most comprehensive digital archive of presidential materials to date, the Clinton Presidential Center site includes the Presidential Library and Museum and the renovated Choctaw Station, built in 1899, home of the Clinton School of Public Service.


Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace
Yorba Linda, California

The twenty-two galleries of the museum memorialize Richard Nixon’s political career. Interactive video and touchscreen technology present the highlights and timeline of important events of his presidency, including the Watergate scandal. On the grounds are the gravesites of Mr. and Mrs. Nixon, which are surrounded by a beautiful English country garden, and the restored 1912 farmhouse where Nixon was born.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
Simi Valley, California

Housing a comprehensive collection of Ronald Reagan’s papers, photographs, video, audiotapes, and other film archives and related artifacts, the library also features temporary and permanent exhibits such as an exact replica of the Oval Office.


Harry S Truman Little White House Museum
Key West, Florida

President Truman frequently vacationed at this house where there are now two permanent exhibits featuring the “Harry Truman Story” and “The Florida Keys: Where Presidents Vacation.”


Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
Atlanta, Georgia

The Jimmy Carter Library is a research facility and museum. Also on the grounds is the Carter Center, a non-governmental organization founded to improve life for people in more than 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy and human rights; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care.

Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
Plains, Georgia

Featured prominently in this collection of sites are the highlights of Plains, Georgia, where President Carter grew up—Plains High School, the Carter Boyhood Home, Plains Train Depot (the site of Carter’s campaign headquarters), and the current Carter residence, which is not open to the public.

FDR’s Little White House Historic Site
Warm Springs, Georgia

The waters at Warm Springs provided relief to President Roosevelt’s health conditions, and he later died here in 1945 after suffering a fatal stroke. In addition to the house, which has been preserved as FDR left it, visitors can also see the Memorial Fountain, the Walk of the States, a new FDR Memorial Museum, a new film narrated by Walter Cronkite, two of Roosevelt’s classic cars, and the original bump gate that opened with an automobile bumper. The Historic Therapy Pools and Springs Complex are also open to visitors.

Boyhood Home of Woodrow Wilson
Augusta, Georgia

One of two boyhood homes of President Wilson open to the public, this former Presbyterian manse shares the site with the boyhood home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Lamar.


Ulysses S. Grant Home
Galena, Illinois

This home was presented to the Grant family after the general’s impressive Civil War service and remained in the family until 1880. It has been faithfully restored with many original Grant family furnishings.

Abraham Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Springfield, Illinois

Carefully restored to its 1860 appearance, the only home owned by Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln is the centerpiece of a four-block historic neighborhood where they lived until his election to the presidency.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Springfield, Illinois

Showcasing the 46,000-item collection of Lincoln memorabilia owned by the State of Illinois, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum also houses the Illinois State Historical Library.

The Lincoln College Collection
Lincoln, Illinois

Many personal items are included in the documents, artifacts, and memorabilia in this collection willed to the college by Judge Stringer. Many later acquisitions have created a treasure for history buffs.

Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site
Petersburg, Illinois

Although most of the buildings are reconstructions of the homes, stores, school, mill, and tavern that were part of Lincoln’s early adulthood, this 650-acre village gives visitors a real feeling of life in 1830’s Illinois. While he lived in New Salem, Lincoln clerked in the stores, split rails, served as postmaster and surveyor, and had other odd jobs.

Obama Presidential Center
Chicago, Illinois

When completed, the Obama Presidential Center will include a library, museum, and foundation programming on the South Side of Chicago.

Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home
Dixon, Illinois

Restored in 1980 to its 1920 appearance, this home was rented by the Reagan family during the president’s childhood and it is the only home mentioned in his autobiography, Where’s the Rest of Me?

Ronald Reagan Birthplace
Tampico, Illinois

Ronald Reagan was born in a second-floor apartment over a bakery. The apartment is open to the public and features furnishings authentic to the 1911 time period, while the adjacent museum features photos and other memorabilia.

Reagan’s birthplace is just one of many stops on the Ronald Reagan Trail, a self-guided driving tour through Illinois.

Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College
Eureka, Illinois

President Reagan earned his college degree from Eureka College, and the campus museum dedicated to him chronologically exhibits approximately 2,000 items featuring his student life through the presidency. Outside the museum is The Ronald Reagan Peace Garden.


Benjamin Harrison Home
Indianapolis, Indiana

This brick Italianate Victorian home figures prominently in Benjamin Harrison’s presidency. It was here that he learned of his nomination and, over the following weeks, spoke to over 300,000 people who marched to the home. He also learned here of his election to the presidency. The home maintains many of Harrison’s own furnishings and the carriage house features an exhibit about the women’s suffrage movement.

William Henry Harrison’s Grouseland Mansion
Vincennes, Indiana

This Federal style mansion was the home of William Henry Harrison for eight years in the early 19th century. Authentically furnished with many of Harrison’s own pieces, the house features distinctive curved walls, and a gallery of artifacts and exhibits about our ninth president.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Lincoln City, Indiana

This park is the site of Lincoln’s home for fourteen years of his youth and contains a memorial to his beloved mother who died and is buried here. Adjacent to the park is the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, a reconstruction of an 1820’s homestead.


Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
West Branch, Iowa

The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site features Hoover’s birthplace cottage and boyhood home, and the Presidential Library and Museum. The small frame schoolhouse where Hoover attended primary grades has been moved to the site—it was also used as a Friends meeting house and was attended by the Hoover family.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum
West Branch, Iowa

Not a library in the traditional sense, this library is a repository for Hoover’s papers and historical materials and is available only to scholars and researchers. The museum is devoted to Hoover’s life of public service.


Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home
Abilene, Kansas

Five buildings—the Family Home, Museum, Library, Place of Meditation, and Visitor Center—comprise the Eisenhower Center. Rich in family history, the Family Home was occupied by the Eisenhower family from 1898 to the death of Eisenhower’s mother in 1946, with the furnishings reflecting the many decades the family lived here. The Museum features temporary exhibits, the First Lady’s Gallery, the Military Gallery, and the Presidential Gallery. The Library houses twenty-two million pages and other materials and is open to researchers. The Place of Meditation is the final resting place of the president and his wife, Mamie.


Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site
Hodgenville, Kentucky

The Memorial Building houses a log cabin “symbolic of one in which Lincoln was born” on the site in which it is believed Lincoln was born. The Visitor Center enhances the exhibit with memorabilia of the Lincoln family and is adjacent to the Sinking Spring Farm purchased by Lincoln’s father in 1808.

Abraham Lincoln’s Boyhood Home at Knob Creek
Hodgenville, Kentucky

The place of Lincoln’s earliest recollection, the log cabin is indicative of one that was home to the Lincoln family during Lincoln’s early youth.

Zachary Taylor Monument and Memorial in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery
Louisville, Kentucky

The Zachary Taylor National Cemetery was established in 1928 by an act of Congress initiated by the Taylor family to have the government take title to the family burial site where President Zachary Taylor was interred. Two donations of land from the state of Kentucky increased the original half-acre Taylor plot to the national cemetery’s present size of 16 acres. Although the Taylor family plot, which includes a tomb and mausoleum, is encompassed within the walled cemetery, it does not belong to the United States. Despite the best efforts of the Taylor family, the Army judge advocate general decided against federal possession. The Taylor family burial ground is, however, cared for and maintained by the National Cemetery Administration.


Adams National Historical Park
Quincy, Massachusetts

The Adams National Historical Park features a number of structures, including the birthplaces of John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, and the Old House. The homes feature original furnishings and personal possessions of four generations of the Adams family. Also on the site is the still active United Parish Church which was partially financed by the Adams family and is the burial site of the second and sixth presidents and their first ladies.

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum in the Forbes Library
Northampton, Massachusetts

This library and museum houses all the Coolidge vice-presidential and presidential papers and thousands of pieces of related memorabilia.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library and Museum
Boston, Massachusetts

Established to advance the legacy of Kennedy’s life and career, the museum houses many themed exhibits, extensive documents, and audiovisual and documentary holdings for research and educational purposes.

John F. Kennedy National Historical Site
Brookline, Massachusetts

Birthplace of President Kennedy, this home was been restored with many Kennedy family furnishings and household items. Also in the neighborhood are the Naples Road Residence (a private home, not open to the public), St. Aidan’s Catholic Church, and the Dexter School (known as the Edward Devotion School when Kennedy and his brother were students there.)


Gerald R. Ford Museum
Grand Rapids, Michigan

Interactive with up-to-date technology, there are also traditional exhibits, temporary exhibits from the Smithsonian and other sources, which run the spectrum of Ford’s life and career, pop culture of the day and historical facets of other presidencies.

Gerald R. Ford Library
Ann Arbor, Michigan

This presidential library collects and preserves documents and other related media materials relating to the administration of President Ford.


Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University Libraries
Mississippi State, Mississippi

The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library is located in the Congressional and Political Research Center in the Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library. The Grant Presidential Collection consists of some 15,000 linear feet of correspondence, research notes, artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia and includes information on Grant’s childhood from his birth in 1822, his later military career, Civil War triumphs, tenure as commanding general after the war, presidency, and his post-White House years until his death in 1885. There are also 4,000 published monographs on various aspects of Grant’s life and times. Undergraduate and graduate students and on-campus and visiting scholars may use the collection. Others may request permission from the Presidential Library staff.


Hardscrabble Cabin at Grant’s Farm
St. Louis, Missouri

Built by the president himself, this was home to the Grant family for a very short time. It is located on a 280-acre wildlife preserve owned by the Anheuser-Busch Company. Visitors to the farm can see an extensive wildlife collection as well as the carriage collection of the Busch family.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
St. Louis, Missouri

Four of the five buildings at the historic site—the main house, stone building, chicken house, and ice house—have been restored to their 1875 appearance while the barn used as the museum is of 1868 vintage. The Grants considered the main house—White Haven—their home.

Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Independence, Missouri

This historic site is made up of a number of homes of President Truman and his family. The focal point is the Victorian home at 219 North Delaware Street which was his home from his marriage in 1919 until his death, and was known as the “Summer White House” during his presidency. Walking tours of the neighborhood are available and other homes significant to the president are featured.

Harry S Truman Library & Museum
Independence, Missouri

Truman’s presidential library houses over 15-million pages of documents, papers and books. The extensive audiovisual collection includes photos, film, and audio recordings. The president and his wife, Bess, are buried in the museum’s courtyard.

Harry S Truman Birthplace State Historic Site
Lamar, Missouri

The birthplace and early childhood home of President Truman is furnished in the style of a typical home of the late nineteenth century.

New Hampshire

The Pierce Manse, Historic Home of Franklin Pierce
Concord, New Hampshire

Home of New Hampshire’s only president, this Greek Revival house was the home of Franklin Pierce for six years in the mid-nineteenth century. It has been faithfully restored with many furnishings belonging to the family.

Franklin Pierce Homestead
Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Built by the president’s father, Governor Benjamin Pierce, this home was lived in by Franklin Pierce for thirty years. Elegant in its day, the house features imported wallpapers, hand-stenciled walls, furniture contemporary to its era, and even a ballroom!

New Jersey

Grover Cleveland Birthplace Historic Site
Caldwell, New Jersey

The president was born in this house while his father was pastor of the nearby First Presbyterian Church. Open to the public, it is furnished faithful to 1837 and features some artifacts dating to the time of Cleveland’s occupancy.

New York

Millard Fillmore House
East Aurora, New York

The first home of Millard Fillmore and his first wife was rescued from disrepair, relocated, and renovated by the artist Market Evans Price. Restored to its 1826 appearance, many of the Fillmore’s furnishings were found and returned to the house.

Millard Fillmore Log Cabin at Fillmore Glen State Park
Moravia, New York
Located in a state park with hiking trails and other activities is a replica of the birthplace of Millard Fillmore.

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site
Wilton, New York

While dying from throat cancer, President Grant lived in this cottage outside of Saratoga Springs during the summer of 1885. During this time, he struggled to complete his memoirs so that he could provide for his family after his death.

Grant’s Tomb
New York, New York

Overlooking the Hudson River from the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, General Grant National Memorial is the largest tomb in North America. Grant’s Tomb (as it is commonly called) is not only the final resting place of the General, but a memorial to his life and accomplishments.

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Hyde Park, New York

The first presidential library to be administered by the federal government was conceived and built under President Roosevelt’s direction on the original family estate. The museum contains extensive displays on the lives and public service careers of both Franklin and Eleanor.

Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site
Hyde Park, New York
Springwood, the Roosevelt family’s estate, was donated to the American people by President Roosevelt. On the same grounds are the presidential library and Eleanor’s cottage, Val-Kill.

Val-Kill, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Hyde Park, New York

Dedicated to the First Lady, Val-Kill is truly Eleanor Roosevelt’s own. Built on the grounds of the Roosevelt estate, Eleanor spent weekends here during her husband’s presidency and returned to the cottage after his death.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Home of Theodore Roosevelt
Oyster Bay, New York

This home of President Teddy Roosevelt from 1886 until his death in 1916 served as the “Summer White House.” Adjacent to the house is the Old Orchard Museum and a visitor center. Furnished as it was during Roosevelt’s lifetime, the emphasis of the exhibits is on the post-presidential period and his many hobbies and interests.

Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
New York, New York

The site of Teddy Roosevelt’s birthplace and home for his first fourteen years contains a re-creation with an interesting history. The original New York brownstone was demolished to build a commercial building; then a group of prominent New York citizens purchased the commercial building and tore it down to rebuild Roosevelt’s boyhood home.

Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Kinderhook, New York

President Van Buren bought the estate he named Lindenwald in 1839 and lived there until his death in 1862.

North Carolina

Andrew Johnson Birthplace at Mordecai Historic Park
Raleigh, North Carolina

The birthplace of Andrew Johnson is a late 18th-century structure which was a kitchen and residence behind the inn where his parents were employed.

James K. Polk Memorial State Historic Site
Pineville, North Carolina

Located on the birthplace site of President Polk, the attractions commemorate Polk’s presidency and life in North Carolina. The site is part of a parcel of land owned by Polk’s father, Samuel. The buildings are reconstructions and their furnishings are not original to the Polk family but are of the period.


James A. Garfield National Historic Site
Mentor, Ohio

Garfield bought this home to accommodate his large family, expanded it to twenty rooms and, after his death, his widow added the Memorial Library wing to house his papers. Nicknamed Lawnfield by the reporters who witnessed Garfield’s “front porch” campaign, the home was recently restored to the 1880-1904 time period and nearly all the artifacts are original to the Garfield family.

James A. Garfield Monument
Cleveland, Ohio

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the James A. Garfield Monument is the final resting place of the 20th President of the United States. The building combines Romanesque, Gothic and Byzantine styles of architecture. Designed by architect George Keller, the Garfield Monument stands 180 feet tall and is constructed of Berea Sandstone. Around the exterior of the balcony are five terra cotta panels by Casper Bubel, with over 110 life-size figures depicting Garfield’s life and death.

Ulysses S. Grant Birthplace
Point Pleasant, Ohio

A three-room cottage built in 1817, the birthplace of President Grant was restored and furnished with period pieces, some of which belonged to the Grant family. The structure had an interesting history traveling barges and trains on an extensive tour of the country.

Ulysses S. Grant Boyhood Home and Schoolhouse
Georgetown, Ohio

Built in 1823, this was the boyhood home of President Grant. The home is near the tannery Grant’s father built and two schoolhouses that Grant attended as a boy.

Warren G. Harding Home
Marion, Ohio

Restored and furnished with Harding family possessions, this is the home from which Harding launched himself to the White House with his “front porch” campaign.

Warren G. Harding Memorial
Marion, Ohio

The Harding Memorial is a circular monument of white Georgia marble containing the remains of President and Mrs. Harding. The monument, set in ten acres of landscaped grounds, is similar in appearance to a round Greek temple. The simple Doric features and spacious surroundings combine to create one of the most beautiful presidential memorials outside Washington, D.C.

William Henry Harrison Tomb
North Bend, Ohio

Harrison was laid to rest in this simple family tomb on July 7, 1841 on the summit of Mt. Nebo in North Bend, Ohio. The tomb has 24 vaults containing the bodies of William Henry Harrison; his wife, Betty, who died in 1864; their son, John Scott, father of President Benjamin Harrison; and other members of the family. Several sealed vaults are unmarked. The site provides a wide view of the Ohio River and of the corners of three states—Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Fremont, Ohio

The first presidential center is located on part of the Hayes family estate and was the retirement home of the President and his wife, Lucy. On the grounds are his Victorian home with original family furnishings, the Hayes Museum and Library, and the burial site of Hayes and his wife.

National McKinley Birthplace Memorial and Museum
Niles, Ohio

The birthplace memorial monument is constructed of Georgian marble with two lateral wings—one wing houses the public library called the McKinley Memorial Library, and the other wing houses the McKinley Museum and an auditorium. The museum contains artifacts of the life and presidency of William McKinley.

William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Canton, Ohio

Using objects and images from the museum’s vast collection, this gallery contains the largest collection of McKinley artifacts in the world and chronicles the life and career of our 25th president from his birth to his tragic death at the hands of an assassin.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site
Cincinnati, Ohio

Restored to its original condition, the Taft house is the birthplace and boyhood home of the only person to serve as President and Chief Justice of the U.S. Adjacent to the house, is the Taft Education Center.


James Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park
Ft. Loudon, Pennsylvania

A stone pyramid marks the site of the cabin where President James Buchanan was born—the cabin itself was moved to the grounds of Mercersburg Academy.

James Buchanan’s Wheatland
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Built in 1828, Wheatland was home to James Buchanan from 1848 to his death in 1868. Furnished with Buchanan’s original possessions and furnishings, the home once served as Buchanan’s campaign headquarters and the front porch was the site of his first campaign address.

Eisenhower National Historic Site
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Purchased by the Eisenhowers in 1950, this house was used as a weekend retreat during the presidency and then as their retirement home. Nearly all the furnishings are original and the exhibits chronicle Eisenhower’s life from boyhood in Kansas through the war years and the years in the White House. Still a working farm, the home is adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield.

South Carolina

Andrew Jackson State Park
Lancaster, South Carolina

Although Jackson’s exact birthplace is unknown, this state park on land once owned by Jackson’s uncle was created to honor President Jackson. A small museum focuses on Jackson’s boyhood and colonial life in South Carolina.

Woodrow Wilson Family Home
Columbia, South Carolina

This house was built by the Wilson family but was their home for only a short time. The focal point of the historic exhibits is the bed in which President Wilson was born in 1856.


Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Nashville, Tennessee

Andrew Jackson built this beautiful Greek Revival mansion during his second term as president, but lived in a succession of homes on this property from 1804. It has been carefully restored to the period and completely furnished with original pieces and Jackson’s personal possessions.

Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Greeneville, Tennessee

Two of Johnson’s homes and other related buildings are open to the public along with a visitor center. Nearby is the cemetery where Johnson and his wife are interred.

Andrew Johnson Museum and Library
Greeneville, Tennessee

President Andrew Johnson spent most of his adult life in Greeneville and, although never a student at the college, was active on its Board. The museum and library exhibits family and political memorabilia along with Johnson’s personal library.

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum
Harrogate, Tennessee

Situated on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University, this library and museum was created by a Civil War general who had been requested by Lincoln to “do something for the loyal people of East Tennessee” if either survived the war.

James K. Polk Home and Museum
Columbia, Tennessee

The only surviving home of President Polk, this was home to the young Polk after his college graduation until his marriage. Exhibits in the outbuildings feature memorabilia from Polk’s presidential campaign and his years in the White House, in addition to formal gardens and other features.


George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
College Station, Texas

The Bush library is an academic research institution and is part of the Texas A&M Campus. The museum has extensive exhibits devoted to Bush’s life of public service and his presidency.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, Texas

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum “serves as a resource for the study of the life and career of George W. Bush, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. The Library and Museum accomplishes its mission by preserving and providing access to Presidential records and other donated collections, hosting public programs, creating educational initiatives, preserving artifacts, and producing innovative museum exhibits.

Eisenhower Birthplace State Historic Site
Denison, Texas

The birthplace of President Eisenhower, furnished with period furniture, is the centerpiece of this ten-acre park with hiking trails and picnic areas.

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Austin, Texas

The Johnson Library is a research facility with 45 million pages of documents from Johnson’s political career. In addition, there are photos and other media available for research. The museum exhibits a wide range of items related to the life and presidency of LBJ.

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site
Stonewall, Texas

This historic site features a visitor center, the Behrens Cabin and the living history center, The Sauer-Beckmann Farm.

Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Johnson City, Texas

Comprised of the Johnson City District and the LBJ Ranch, the park provides a complete look at Johnson’s life—his birth and childhood, his political life, retirement, and his final resting place.

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
Dallas, Texas

Located on the sixth floor of the former Texas Book Repository, this museum is devoted to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.


Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site
Fairfield, Vermont

A recreation of the childhood home of President Arthur, a pictorial exhibit offers an insight into Arthur’s early life.

Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, Vermont

Set in the Vermont Hills, the town of Plymouth Notch is a historic district featuring a cluster of buildings including the birthplace and early home of President Coolidge, a community dance hall that once served as the summer White House, and other exhibits relating to his life and presidency.


Berkeley Plantation, Birthplace of William Henry Harrison
Charles City, Virginia

The birthplace of our ninth president, William Henry Harrison, and his father, Benjamin, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, this house is also the site of the country’s first Thanksgiving.

Monticello, Home of Thomas Jefferson
Charlottesville, Virginia

Filled with new ideas about architecture after years abroad, Jefferson designed this beautiful example of Roman neoclassicism. Filled with Jefferson’s innovations, it is the only house in the U.S. on the United Nation’s World Heritage List of international treasures.

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
Forest, Virginia

Poplar Forest is a beautifully designed Palladian villa that Jefferson intended for his use after his retirement. The original was damaged by fire in 1845; however, it is being carefully restored.

Tuckahoe Plantation, Boyhood Home of Thomas Jefferson
Richmond, Virginia

The boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson, this plantation is the finest existing example of an early 18th century plantation and the only remaining Randolph home found on its original site. A private home, it is open by appointment only.

James Madison’s Montpelier
Montpelier Station, Virginia

Madison’s lifelong home, the house was built by Madison’s father and significantly enlarged by later owners. Madison is buried on the grounds of the estate.

James Monroe Birthplace Visitors Center
Colonial Beach, Virginia

The James Monroe Birthplace Park and Museum reside at the heart of the mission of the James Monroe Foundation to educate visitors about the life and legacy of James Monroe.  The park provides passive recreation, a boat ramp, and picnic area.

James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library
Fredericksburg, Virginia

The museum is dedicated to the study and presentation of the social, political, and intellectual influences of Monroe and is situated on land that was the sight of Monroe’s law office. The library holds the collection of thousands of historical papers and other items available for research.

James Monroe’s Highland
Charlottesville, Virginia

Home of President Monroe from 1799 to 1823, the property showcases a variety of furnishings and decorative items from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Sherwood Forest Plantation, Home of John Tyler
Charles City, Virginia

The longest frame house in America, President Tyler bought this house in 1842 and lived there until his death. It has been continually owned by the Tyler family, but is open to the public.

George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore
Fredericksburg, Virginia

The childhood home of our first president, Washington inherited the property upon the death of his father. It is the site of the famous cherry tree legend.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon, Virginia

Washington’s home for 45 years, he inherited the estate and enlarged both the house and the acreage over the years. The house and outbuildings have been restored to their appearance in 1799, the year Washington died. His tomb is also on the property.

George Washington Birthplace National Monument
Washington’s Birthplace, Virginia

At this birthplace and earliest childhood home of Washington, the visitor can experience the recreation of an 18th century colonial plantation. It is decorated with period furniture, including a table thought to be original to the Washington family. Also on site is a cemetery where many of Washington’s family lie interred.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum
Staunton, Virginia

President Wilson was born in 1856 in this house that was formerly a Presbyterian manse,. The museum features exhibits on Wilson’s life and career and there is a research library on site.

Washington, D. C.

The Stephen Decatur House Museum
Washington, D.C.

A significant example of early-American original architecture, this house has been the home of many of America’s leaders, including Martin Van Buren.

Ford’s Theater National Historic Site
Washington, D.C.

The site of the first presidential assassination, Ford’s Theatre is still a working theater. In addition, the Petersen Boarding House across the street, the site of Lincoln’s death, is open for visitors.

President Lincoln’s Cottage at the Soldier’s Home
Armed Forces Retirement Home Campus
Washington, D.C.

Located on a picturesque hilltop in Washington, D.C., President Lincoln’s Cottage is the most significant historic site directly associated with Lincoln’s presidency aside from the White House. During the Civil War, President Lincoln and his family resided here from June to November of 1862, 1863, and 1864.

Woodrow Wilson House
Washington, D.C.

The only presidential museum in Washington D.C., this is the retirement home and final home of President Wilson. Remodeled by the president and his wife, the interior has been carefully preserved with authentic furnishings—an excellent example of American life in the 1920s.


Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Welshpool, New Brunswick, Canada

Campobello was the family retreat of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The park features many natural resources and opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

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