National parks & museums
The Research Room (National Archives and Records Admin)
Information about how to access the federal records in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) for research purposes.
ParkNet (National Park Service)
This National Park Service site provides information about national parks and historic places, along with maps, descriptions, photos, and guides to famous and some not-so-famous places.
The Digital Classroom (Nat'l Archives and Records Admin)
To encourage teachers of students at all levels to use archival documents in the classroom, the Digital Classroom provides materials from the National Archives and methods for teaching with primary sources.
A one-stop resource for information about recreation on federal lands. Offers information from all of the federal land management agencies and allows you to search for recreation sites.
Presidential Libraries (National Archives and Records Admin)
The 10 Presidential Libraries are repositories for preserving and making available the papers, records, and other historical materials of U.S. Presidents since Herbert Hoover.
Our Documents (US Natl Archives & Records Admin)
The Our Documents initiative revolves around 100 milestone documents that have shaped the course of American history. Its goal is to encourage all Americans to read them and engage in a national dialogue about their meaning and importance.
American Memory Historical Collections (US Library of Congress)
American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 5 million items from more than 90 historical collections.
Online Exhibit Hall (Nat'l Archives and Records Administration)
The Natl Archives is a public trust on which US democracy depends, allowing citizens, agencies, and officials to inspect for themselves the record and history of what government has done. Check out these exhibits, and see for yourself!
Online Exhibitions (Library of Congress)
Check out some great exhibits from the Library of Congress, right from your computer. Links to dozens of diverse and fascinating online exhibits on topics ranging from art and culture to history to recent events. A great resource!
ReserveUSA (Natl Recreation Reservation Service)
ReserveUSA is a one-stop resource for reserving campsites, cabins, and day use sites managed by the USDA Forest Service and Army Corps of Engineers. Over 49,500 camping facilities to choose from at more than 1,700 locations!
National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution)
The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution and the first dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans.
Collections and Services (US Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress is the oldest federal cultural institution in the U.S. Over 120 million items are in its collection, more than two-thirds of which are multimedia - including the world's largest map, film, and television collections.
Today in History (Library of Congress)
Discover what important events occurred on this date in American history or search for events that occurred on specific dates, like your birthday! From the Library of Congress great American Memory website, documenting the American experience.
National Park Service Data Clearinghouse (Natl Park Service)
NPS' Data Clearinghouse provides links to a wealth of scientific data related to the National Parks, including geographic information systems (GIS) data, metadata, an Interactive Map Center, and much more. Great resource for academic research.
The Library of Congress Wise Guide
Much like a magazine, the Wise Guide offers links to the best of the Library of Congress' online materials. Each month, the Wise Guide introduces you to the many fascinating, educational and useful resources available from the LOC Online.
Take Pride in America (US Dept of the Interior) EXIT disclaimer
It's your land - lend a hand! People just like you volunteer on public lands and waters to make the places we relax, play and visit better for all Americans. You can help too. Plant a garden, pick up litter, or guide visitors at historic sites.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex, endowed by James Smithson and created by an act of Congress in 1846, dedicated to the increase and diffusion of knowledge.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum - Online Exhibitions EXIT disclaimer
The Holocaust Memorial Museum tells the story of the Holocaust through an extraordinary collection of artifacts, films, videos, photos, and oral histories.
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War (Smithsonian Institution) EXIT disclaimer
Americans have gone to war to win independence, expand national boundaries, define our freedoms, and defend America's interests around the globe. This exhibit examines how wars have shaped the nation's history and transformed society.
Smithsonian Education EXIT disclaimer
Educational information, activities and resources for educators, families, and students. Educational materials emphasize learning with primary sources and museum collections.