Sites and Memorials in Honor of Our Presidents

As Presidents’ Day approaches, celebrate and honor some former leaders of the United States. Check out the various maps, guides, and histories of some nearby presidential sites and memorials. The five places listed below are each within five hours from Miami University and would make perfect day or weekend trips. Under each site listed is a link to the official website, along with a link to a print publication located in Government Information, King Library, Ground Floor.

So pack the car, fill up the gas tank, and stop by to check out some literature on your next road trip destination!

 

Fort Benjamin Harrison (Indianapolis, IN)

http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2982.htm

A history of Fort Benjamin Harrison, 1903-1982

 

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (Larue, KY)

http://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, Kentucky: official map and guide

 

Lincoln Boyhood: National Memorial (Lincoln City, IN)

http://www.nps.gov/libo/index.htm

Lincoln Boyhood: National Memorial, Indiana

 

James A. Garfield National Historic Site (Mentor, OH)

http://www.nps.gov/jaga/index.htm

James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ohio

 

William Howard Taft National Historic Site (Cincinnati, OH)

http://www.nps.gov/wiho/index.htm

Brick walks: William Howard Taft National Historic Site: Cincinnati, Ohio

 

William Howard Taft National Historic Site (less than one hour away!)

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en