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Many Discover our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries have been produced in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) and various state and local organizations. Each itinerary features places managed by the National Park Service or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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Use this guide to kick-start your curiosity about a place. Consider why the place has meaning and how it connects to the bigger picture.
These multi-piece tools explore topics in US history, from Black cowpokes to women aviators. Learn about historic places across the country.
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IowaTravel the Amana Colonies
Explore the stories, places, and the people of the Amana Colonies - an American Utopia.
Find places in every state!Travel America's Diverse Cultures
Discover places associated with cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, hallmarks of American society.
ConnecticutTravel the Amistad Story
Discover the story of the Amistada, a Spanish schooner taken over by a group of captured Africans seeking to escape impending slavery.
Travel Ashland, OR
Explore the sites of historic Ashland and learn about its hot springs that were historically used for healing and relaxation.
Travel AAPI Heritage
Asian and Pacific Islander peoples have played a profoundly important role in American history. Find places in PA, UT, HI, NY, AK and more!
OH, MN, VA, KA, IN, FL, NC and more!Travel Sites of Aviation
Visit sites of American aviation and flight.
MarylandTravel Baltimore, Maryland
Travel historic Baltimore, a city founded on a harbor, and discover how water travel shaped our nation’s history.
South CarolinaTravel Charleston, SC
Explore this historic city located on a peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet and discover stories of resilience & freedom.
Travel Chicago, Illinois
Explore places in Chicago to learn about the people and places that make this metropolis unique.
MichiganTravel Detroit, Michigan
Travel historic sites of Detroit and learn about the city's music history.
American SouthwestTravel El Camino Real
El Camino Real tracks a settlement story that emphasizes the the shared history and heritage of Spain, Mexico and the American Southwest.
FloridaTravel Florida Shipwrecks
Delve beneath the waves to explore Florida's shipwrecks and their hidden histories.
AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM and more!Travel Historic Water Projects
Explore sites of the Bureau of Reclamation, the nation's largest supplier of water.
VirginiaTravel James River, Virginia
For thousands of years the James River has been important to the people living in Virginia. Learn more about the places along this river.
IL, MO, KA, IA, NE, SD, ND and more!Travel the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Explore the places Lewis & Clark passed on their expedition. Their voyage covered more than 8,000 miles in less than two-and-a-half years.
Travel Massachusetts Conservation
Learn about the American conservation story through the protected landscapes that are featured in the itinerary.
Travel Route 66
Explore this historic roadway across the western United States and discover iconic filling stations, hotels, and restaurants.
WWII in the San Francisco Bay Area
Travel places associated with San Francisco's role in building ships and providing supplies for soldiers fighting in World War II.
CaliforniaTravel Santa Clara County, California
The region of Santa Clara is internationally known for its technology achievements. It also boasts beautiful parks and open spaces.
ME, NH. MA, OH, KY, and NYTravel the Shaker Historic Trail
Explore stories, places, and the people of American Shaker Communities.
AZ, NM, and TXSpanish Missions/Misiones Españolas
Journey to historic places to explore the stories and legacies of the Spanish Colonial missions.
WI, OH, ME, TN, CA, SD, NY and more!Travel VA Homes for Disabled Soldiers
Discover 11 branches of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers and visit historic buildings and landscapes.
Travel Washington, DC
Washington, DC, has engaging stories to tell about the people and places that have helped shape the Nation.
Find places across the US!Travel We Shall Overcome
Discover places that tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement.
Travel Where Women Made History
Discover historic places associated with ordinary and extraordinary American women. Find places in all US states and territories.
Travel World Heritage Sites
This itinerary offers a glimpse of U.S. World Heritage Sites, revealing why they have been identified as having such universal significance.
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Last updated: October 10, 2023