17 American Landmarks Worksheets For Kids (Free)

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If you are studying American geography you are going to love these free American landmarks worksheets.

Despite there being hundreds of beautiful landmarks we have created free famous U.S. landmarks printable worksheets for the most famous 17.

As we have been learning about the States of America we had heard of all of these monuments, but have only actually seen the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. We managed to go to the top (well the 86th floor) a number of years ago and the view of New York was spectacular.

These free printable geography worksheets are aimed at upper elementary and middle school-aged children.

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US landmarks worksheets

There are so many beautiful landmarks in America, but today we are just focussing on the most famous 17.

These American landmarks and monuments activity sheets are free to print but are for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the post and add your email address to get the pdf file.

Each American landmark worksheet has the following details that need to be completed:

  • A space to draw the landmark,
  • Year Built,
  • Where was it built?
  • Label it on the map,
  • Materials used,
  • Historical facts,
  • Fun facts,
  • Location,
  • Physical description,
  • Landmark dimensions,
  • Designers.

We prefer to try and find our information from books, the 50 States book has a lot of the information, and for the rest, we use Mr. Google!

You will also enjoy our seven Wonders of the World worksheets featuring the ancient wonders and the modern.

Famous American landmarks

Explore the rich history and iconic landmarks of America with our free famous landmarks worksheet printable.

From sites that symbolize the country’s spirit of diversity and resilience to architectural marvels that showcase human ingenuity and ambition. This collection allows you to delve into the stories behind these renowned sites.

Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore is a massive sculpture carved into the Black Hills of South Dakota. Featuring the heads of four U.S. presidents:

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.

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Ellis Island

Ellis Island holds a significant place in American history as a gateway to the United States for millions of immigrants.

Located in the New York Harbor, it served as an immigration station from 1892 to 1954.

Today, it stands as a museum and national monument, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the experiences of those who arrived in America seeking a new life.

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9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial is a solemn and poignant tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City.

Located at the former site of the Twin Towers, it consists of two reflecting pools that occupy the footprints of the original buildings. Surrounding the pools are bronze panels inscribed with the names of the nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives in the attacks, including those at the Pentagon and on Flight 93.

The memorial serves as a place of remembrance, allowing visitors to reflect on the tragic events and honor the lives that were lost, while also highlighting the resilience and unity of the American people in the face of adversity.

We are using The 50 States book to help!

One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, is a remarkable skyscraper located in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It was built as a symbol of hope and resilience.

Standing at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet, it is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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Empire State Building

The Empire State Building is an iconic skyscraper located in the heart of New York City. Standing at a height of 1,454 feet with its distinctive Art Deco design, it held the title of the tallest building in the world for nearly four decades.

Offering breathtaking views of Manhattan from its observatories on the 86th and 102nd floors.

Capitol Building

The Capitol Building is an iconic landmark located in Washington, D.C., serving as the seat of the United States Congress.

This impressive neoclassical building, with its distinctive dome, is a symbol of democracy and the heart of American governance.

Housing the Senate and the House of Representatives. It is where lawmakers convene to debate and make decisions that shape the nation’s laws and policies.

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Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is found on Liberty Island in New York Harbor.

Gifted to the United States by France as a symbol of freedom and democracy.

Learn more with our free Statue of Liberty worksheets.

Arlington Memorial Amphitheater

The Arlington Memorial Amphitheater is a historic performance venue located in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

Where important ceremonies and tributes are held to honor the service and sacrifice of America’s fallen heroes.

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White House

The White House is the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States, located in Washington D.C.

It has been the home of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800.

Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign can be found on the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, California.

It was originally constructed in 1923 as a promotional advertisement for a real estate development. Has since become a symbol of the entertainment industry and the American Dream.

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Jefferson Memorial

The Jefferson Memorial is a significant monument situated in Washington, D.C., dedicated to Thomas Jefferson. The third President of the United States and one of the Founding Fathers.

Inspired by classical architecture, the memorial features a domed structure surrounded by Ionic columns, overlooking the Tidal Basin. Inside, visitors can find a bronze statue of Jefferson and excerpts from his writings, emphasizing his contributions to American democracy, including the drafting of the Declaration of Independence.

You will also enjoy our free Thomas Jefferson worksheets.

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is an iconic suspension bridge that spans the Golden Gate Strait, connecting San Francisco to Marin County in California. With its distinctive reddish-orange color and majestic towers, it stands as a symbol of the city and a marvel of engineering.

Completed in 1937, the bridge stretches 1.7 miles and offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the Pacific Ocean.

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Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial is a grand monument located in Washington, D.C., dedicated to the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Constructed in the style of a Greek Doric temple, it stands prominently at the western end of the National Mall.

The memorial features a larger-than-life seated statue of Lincoln, surrounded by inscriptions of his famous speeches and important dates from his presidency.

You will also enjoy our free printable Abraham Lincoln worksheets.

The Alamo

The Alamo is a historic mission-turned-fortress located in San Antonio, Texas. It played a significant role in the Texas Revolution as the site of a pivotal battle in 1836.

The Alamo stands as a symbol of bravery and sacrifice, where a small group of Texan defenders held off Mexican forces for 13 days before ultimately succumbing.

Today, it serves as a museum and memorial, allowing visitors to learn about the historical events that shaped Texas and pay homage to those who fought for its independence.

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a remarkable engineering marvel situated on the border of Nevada and Arizona in the United States. Built during the Great Depression, it stands as a towering concrete arch-gravity dam that harnesses the power of the mighty Colorado River.

The dam’s primary purposes are to generate hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water for the surrounding regions. Rising to a height of 726 feet and spanning across the Black Canyon.

Have fun with our free 50 States coloring pages printable!

Space Needle

The Space Needle is an iconic observation tower located in Seattle, Washington. Standing at 605 feet tall, it serves as a symbol of the city and offers visitors panoramic views of Seattle’s skyline, the surrounding mountains, and the picturesque Puget Sound.

Built for the 1962 World’s Fair, the Space Needle features an observation deck and a rotating restaurant, providing an unforgettable experience for locals and tourists alike.

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Gateway Arch

The Gateway Arch is a monumental structure located in St. Louis, Missouri. Designed as a symbol of America’s westward expansion, it stands at 630 feet tall, making it the tallest arch in the world.

The Arch serves as a memorial to Thomas Jefferson and the role St. Louis played as the “Gateway to the West” during the 19th-century expansion of the United States.

Learn more about the continent with our free North America worksheets!

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Add a bit more fun to your geography unit study with our favorite American geography board games.

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Download the free famous landmarks printable worksheets

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 11 April 2024 by Clare

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    1. Of course, just fill in the grey box above with your email address and the pdf will be sent to you directly.

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