The Alamo first started as a mission to convert Native Americans to Christianity and then was occupied by Spanish soldiers. It became a place of turmoil and battle between Mexico and Texas and is now one of our nation's most valued symbols.
This book explains the construction and significance of Fort Sumter, a national monument and symbol of the Civil War.
The Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States from France, is one of our most important symbols of freedom. Standing tall in New York Harbor, it has been a welcoming sight to immigrants of long ago and the people today who see it for the first time.
The St. Louis Gateway Arch is a tribute to Thomas Jefferson and the explorers and pioneers who shaped the American West. It stands 630 feet high, making it the tallest monument in the United States.
This book provides facts about Castillo de San Marcos National Monument at St. Augustine, Florida, and discusses its history and construction.
Although other cities have historical sites, Boston has organized a special way to see its famous places. In Boston, you can see most of the famous sites by walking a special path called the Freedom Trail.
This book describes the history, design, and construction of the World Trade Center, as well as the terrorist attack that destroyed it on September 11, 2001.