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If you’re looking to explore Cold War sites and want to find the best places to view Cold War history then you can explore our interactive map above or navigate further by using the links below.

There’s a great selection of Cold War sites and you can plan some fantastic things to see on your trips. Once you’ve explored the list of Cold War places 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 Cold War sites.

Our database of Cold War historic sites is growing all the time, but we may not cover them all. Remember, if you know of other Cold War sites, remains or ruins, you can always add them to Historvius now by visiting our upload page.

Cold War sites : Site Index

  • Bay of Pigs Museum Bay of Pigs Museum
    The Bay of Pigs Museum in Miami relates to the failed 1961 attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro and is one of many interesting Cold War sites.
    Photo by freddthompson (cc)

  • Berlin Stasi Prison Berlin Stasi Prison
    Among the most infamous Cold War sites, the Berlin Stasi Prison was a notoriously brutal Cold War prison in East Berlin from 1951 to 1989.
    Photo by CxOxS (cc)

  • Berlin Wall Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was a barrier surrounding East Berlin and separating it from West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Possibly the most famous of all Cold War sites.
    Photo by siyublog (cc)

  • Brandenburg Gate Brandenburg Gate
    The Brandenburg Gate is a Romanesque gateway, a political symbol and one of Berlin’s most famous Cold War sites.

  • Checkpoint Charlie Checkpoint Charlie
    Among the best-known Cold War sites. checkpoint Charlie was an important crossing point in the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin.
    Photo by roger4336 (cc)

  • Dealey Plaza Dealey Plaza
    Dealey Plaza in Texas was the site of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    Photo by MadMarlin (cc)

  • Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker
    The Kelvedon Hatch Nuclear Bunker is an enormous, three-storey, Cold War-era subterranean shelter and operations centre in Brentwood, Essex. It was constructed in 1952.
    Photo by Matthew.H (cc)

  • Lascaris War Rooms Lascaris War Rooms
    War Headquarters from where the defence of Malta and the invasion of Sicily were conducted during the Second World War.

  • Le Memorial at Caen Le Memorial at Caen
    Le Memorial at Caen is a history museum dedicated to World War Two and other conflicts including the Cold War.
    Photo by Geert Orye (cc)

  • Minuteman Missile Silo Minuteman Missile Silo
    One of the most impressive Cold War sites, the Minuteman Missile Silo complex is a Cold War missile site containing a control center and missile launch site.

  • Museo Playa Girón Museo Playa Girón
    Museo Playa Girón is a Cold War history museum in Cuba focusing on the Bay of Pigs invasion.
    Photo by hoyasmeg (cc)

  • The Atomic Testing Museum The Atomic Testing Museum
    The Atomic Testing Museum tells the story of the atomic age and of the more local National Testing Site.

  • The Che Guevara Monument The Che Guevara Monument
    The Che Guevara Monument commemorates Cuba’s iconic revolutionary and is his final resting place and is one of many interesting Cold War sites.

  • Titan Missile Museum Titan Missile Museum
    One of the most enjoyable Cold War sites, the Titan Missile Museum is a former ICBM missile site that now offers tours to the public. It contains a genuine Titan II missile in its original silo.

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