History is all around us.

The National Park Service is one of the United States' leading agencies for history and culture. In addition to preserving important historic sites within national park boundaries, the National Park Service works beyond those boundaries to ensure that everyone's history is saved. Whether you want to visit an iconic historical park, discover American stories, or find assistance to preserve the places that matter to you, we hope you discover something new about history during your visit. 

OldHarbor Nauset, courtesy of USCG

Maritime Heritage

Find information on lighthouses, ships, shipwrecks, and submarines, many of which are open to the public.

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The NPS & Historic Preservation

Learn what historic preservation is, find out how to take action, and find resources for educating children and youth about the past.

Caribbean dancers perform at the Annual Kingsley Heritage Celebration,NPS photo

Explore America's Diverse Cultures

The United States of America is the most culturally diverse nation on earth. Visit Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures.

Cumberland Railroad Station. Photo Courtesy of Kathy McKenney, Department of Community Development

Heritage Travel

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Cultural Resources Programs

Cultural Resources Programs

Find out more about Cultural Resources Programs.

Last updated: July 27, 2021