The Sites of Pre-Colonial North America

If you’re looking to explore the historic sites of Pre-Colonial North America and want to find the best places to view Pre-Colonial North American history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of Pre-Colonial North America sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of the sites of Pre-Colonial North America and selected those you wish to visit you can use our itinerary planner tool to plan your trip and then print off a free pocket guidebook. This indispensible holiday guide will help you make the most of your time exploring these sites.

Our database of historic places is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other  Pre-Colonial North America sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Trip Historic now by visiting our upload page.

Pre-Colonial North America: Site Index

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Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec Ruins National Monument is actually the home of an impressive set of ancestral Puebloan ruins.

Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center

The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center chronicles the history of this area including its famous land run.

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Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum

The Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum focuses on the history of the Pikes Peak region.

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Emerald Mound

The Emerald Mound site is a Mississippian culture period ancient mound built between 1250 and 1600AD and used as a ceremonial site and political center.

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Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument is a Native American historic site featuring five villages dating back to the Puebloan-era.

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Kejimkujik National Park

Kejimkujik National Park in Canada is home to the native Mi’kmaq people, who have lived in the area for over 2,000 years, and contains a number of historic sites.

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Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park is an incredibly well preserved and stunning collection of archaeological sites of the Native American Pueblo people dating back to 600 AD.

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Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle is a 12th century cliff dwelling in Arizona.

National Museum of the American Indian - New York

The National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to exploring the history and culture of Native Americans.

National Museum of the American Indian - Washington

The National Museum of the American Indian explores the history and culture of Native Americans.

Plimoth Plantation

The Plimoth Plantation is a living museum which includes a recreated 1627 English village and a Wampanoag homesite.

Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park in Alaska commemorates the Battle of Sitka and Russian American colonial history.

Taos Pueblo

Taos Pueblo is a beautiful thousand year old Native American settlement in New Mexico.

The Abbe Museum

The Abbe Museum in Maine focuses on Native American history and heritage, particularly that of the Wabanaki.

The Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center explores the history and culture of the Anasazi Native Americans.

The Autry Museum

The Autry Museum explores the history and culture of the American west.

The Dickson Mounds Museum

The Dickson Mounds Museum explores the history and culture of Native Americans.

The Gilcrease Museum

The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa exhibits a comprehensive collection relating to the history of the American West.

The Journey Museum

The Journey Museum in South Dakota chronicles the history of the Black Hills region and the cultures that have existed there.