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.
History is all around us.
America's stories past and present
Stories are the big picture…or a snapshot in time. They provide the basics – who, what, where, when, why, and how.
Preserving places that matter
Find out how the National Park Service ensures the protection and preservation of the lands and objects entrusted to our care.
Last updated: July 12, 2020