The Top 8 Historic Destination in Each State

Alabama: Ivy Green

Explore the rooms where "America's First Lady of Courage" grew up at Ivy Green, Helen Keller's birthplace in Tuscumbia. See a live production of the critically acclaimed play Miracle Worker

Alaska: Baranof Castle

Climb to the summit of Baranof Castle, also called Castle Hill, on Alaska Day to witness a recreation of the day on October 18, 1867, when Russia turned over the region to the United States.

Arizona: Lowell Observatory

Visit Lowell Observatory, where Pluto was first discovered in 1930, for an incredible experience. Open for tours and nightly stargazing, it is currently listed by Time Magazine as one of "The World's 100 Most Important Places."

Arkansas: Central High School

While you may not be familiar with Little Rock Central High School, you have probably heard of Brown v. Board of Education, the well-known Supreme Court decision that reversed the "separate but equal"

California: Alcatraz Island

What did Alvin Karpis, also known as "Public Enemy No. 1," "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Al Capone have in common? They were detainees at Alcatraz, a well-liked tourist destination that was once a federal prison.

Colorado: Mesa Verde National Park

The more than 600 cliff houses tucked into the canyon walls of Mesa Verde National Park are the true centerpiece, despite the park's abundance of spectacular sandstone structures

Connecticut: The Charles W. Morgan

Welcome on board! The oldest surviving commercial ship in America is this wooden whaling boat, which is anchored in Mystic Seaport. While it may not be taking to the high seas any time soon, the Charles W.

Delaware: Old Swedes Church

The Old Swedes Church is the oldest continually operating house of worship in the United States, having been constructed in the 1600s by the first European settlers. Visit the 400-year-old colonial buildings