Explore the cultural history of America! The National Park Service provides information on thousands of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. Some are owned and operated by the National Park Service, some participate in the National Heritage Areas Program, and many are properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Let the NPS help plan your travels.
Archeology is everywhere, and chances are good that archeologists can help you to look at an old place in a new way.
National Heritage Areas
National Heritage Areas and their partners are reviving historic downtowns, preserving battlefields and telling our nation's history.
Historic and Cultural Parks
National Historical Parks and National Historic Sites preserve places and events, and activities important in the nation's history.
Find information on ships, lighthouses, light stations, and life-saving stations, many of which are open to the public.