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Historic Site

This is a listing of historic sites, including state capitols and lighthouses, in the United States.

Maison a Machicoulis / French Castle

Fort Niagara

Fort Niagara, located at the apex of the Niagara River at Lake Ontario in western New York, is a fortification originally built to protect the interests of New France in North America.

Buffalo Main Light

Buffalo Main Light

The Buffalo Main Light, one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, was constructed at the entrance to the Buffalo River in Buffalo, New York in 1833.

Fort Niagara Light

Fort Niagara Light

Fort Niagara Light, an inactive lighthouse along the Niagara River on the south shore of Lake Ontario, is located on the grounds of Fort Niagara in New York.

Christmas Range Lights

Grand Island Harbor Range Light

The Grand Island Harbor Rear Range Light consists of front and rear lights once used to guide ships into the shipping channel between Christmas and Munising, Michigan. The rear light was abandoned in 1969.

Peter’s Kill Falls

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Situated along the climactic Shawangunk Mountain range, Minnewaska State Park Preserve features forested, craggy terrain, many cascades, crystal clear sky lakes, dozens of miles of paths to hike and bike on, cliffs to climb and boulder upon, and a lot more.

Lake Vesuvius

Lake Vesuvius

Lake Vesuvius Recreation Area features a large lake, extensive hiking and bridle trails, and campgrounds within the Wayne National Forest in southern Ohio. It is named after the historic Vesuvius Furnace which still stands.