Visiting History

Enjoy visits to historic sites. You will get to see these locations, enjoy the views, and learn some of what happened there at various historical eras!

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  • George Washingtons Enslaved Housemaid Caroline Branham

  • What About Auburn?

    Movie

    “What About Auburn?” examines a small town in West Virginia that has experienced economic decline, population loss, drug issues and environmental impacts from the fracking and pipeline boom. By telling the stories of the folks who grew up in and around Auburn, West Virginia and those who still li...

  • Fridays at the Front

    2 seasons

  • The River

    Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. From soil erosion - logging - floods this important film

  • Sunken Lane: The Absurdity WW1 Strategies

    In the trenches of World War I, a surreal and tragic world unfolds as soldiers grapple with the bizarre and absurd realities of war, where laughter and horror collide in a dark theater of the absurd. Sander takes us to the Sunken Road where photographer, Geoffrey Malins filmed the horrors of the war

  • True Gaelic - Searching for Ireland's Lost History

    Movie

    This film takes you on an archaeological search for a lost history of Ireland. Powerful medieval Irish kings and lords defied English armies, fiercely defending their independence. The Gaelic Irish lived strong and free in a culture all their own.

  • The Ardennes Massacre's

    As the tide of World War II turns, a chilling chapter unfolds deep in the Ardennes Forest, where the Ardennes Massacres reveal the brutal clash of ideologies, as American soldiers face ruthless SS units, igniting a deadly battle of survival, justice, and moral reckoning in the heart of Europe

  • History of Jefferson Barracks

    Learn the history of Jefferson Barracks and its role training cavalry for America’s movement west in the 19th century and its importance as a National Cemetery for those who have served in the armed forces.

  • Fort Adams' Advanced Redoubt

  • St. Louis in the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

    This program explores the groundbreaking way that St. Louis fought the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918, saving thousands of lives. St. Louis is a textbook case of how shutting down public activity for brief periods and wearing masks reduced the number of dead here compared to many East Coast c...

  • How the 4th of July was Celebrated in 1876

    Join The Henry Ford to learn about 4th of July celebrations as America celebrated it's centennial.

  • Guided Tour of George Washington's Distillery

    George Washington operated one of the largest whiskey distilleries in early America, producing 11,000 gallons in 1799. The current distillery was reconstructed in 2007 producing small batches of whiskey on-site using 18th century methods. Walk through George Washington's working distillery with S...

  • Tribute to Our Nation's Veterans

    Meet five veterans and learn their stories of service to our nation in conflicts from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Afghanistan. Tour Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery and learn about its history and its mission to serve America’s veterans.

  • Dunkirk - Operation Dynamo

    Filmmaker, Sander van Kammen walks the grounds of Dunkirk. In the face of overwhelming Nazi forces, a desperate evacuation unfolds on the beaches of Dunkirk, where the fate of 400,000 Allied soldiers hangs in the balance as civilian boats join the daring rescue mission, embodying the spirit of sa...

  • Devil's Den: The Orange Blossoms

    In the mid afternoon of July 2, 1863 the 238 men of the 124th were stationed near Captain James Smith’s 4th NY Battery on the south end of Houck’s Ridge near the rocks of Devil’s Den. To the west was a triangular shaped field leading down to Rose Run and the opposite hillside of pasture, small wo...

  • The Battle of the Somme

    Amidst the horrors of World War I, the Battle of the Somme unfolds as a devastating clash between Allied and German forces on the fields of France, leaving an indelible mark on history. You will learn about the whole build up toward the 1st of July which doesn't get mentioned that often in WW1 So...

  • The Forgotten Battle of Overloon

    In the fall of 1944, a Dutch town becomes the battleground for a pivotal clash between British and German forces, as they fight fiercely for control, setting the stage for a decisive moment in World War II.

  • The King Tiger of the Ardennes

    During World War II, the King Tiger tank becomes an iconic symbol of German armored might, boasting unmatched armor and firepower, altering the course of battles.

  • The Battle Aachen - The American Stalingrad

    Amidst the closing stages of World War II, the Battle of Aachen unfolds as a critical urban showdown, where American forces clash with determined German defenders in the heart of the ancient city.

  • The Battle of Hurtgenwald- Forgotten Meat Grinder

    Amidst the unforgiving Hurtgen Forest in 1944, American and German forces clash in a relentless and haunting battle that becomes a symbol of the high cost of war in World War II.

  • Attacked Field Hospital Bastogne

    Amidst the frigid depths of winter in 1944, a besieged field hospital near Bastogne transforms into a horrifying scene, where war crimes were committed by the ruthless German SS, plunging the harrowing tale of survival into a chilling moral reckoning that tests the very limits of humanity.

  • The Siege of Fort William Henry

    Movie

    During the French and Indian War, Fort William Henry was under siege. The French assembled 8,000 men, including more than 1,800 Indians from more than 30 nations. The French artillery bombarded the fort, while their Indian allies ambushed men from the surrounding forests.
    The siege lasted six lon...