Preservation

The Civil War may long be over, but one battle still remains: the fight to preserve its legacy. The National Park Service is committed to helping protect the historic resources that tell the story of our nation's bloodiest war, and not just the ones on federal parkland. From grants, to documentation projects, to archeological research, learn about how our agency is keeping numerous sites across the country safe.

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  • earthwork design

    Today, earthworks management is viewed as an evolving science that requires an integrated approach to natural and cultural resource management. Many parks in the public and private sectors employ a variety of techniques in an effort to expand the range of successful management practices. Read more

  • Photo of Antietam National Cemetery

    Rosters of burials in America's National Cemeteries are being digitized from the original leather bound ledgers, providing a boon to researchers and genealogists as the records are made avaialble online. Read more

  • River Raisin Battlefield thumb

    Battlefield preservation enables current and future generations to better understand the connection between military conflicts and important social and political changes that occurred in American history. The National Park Service's American Battlefield Protection Program is committed to helping states and local communities preserve the most important battlefields for future generations. Read more

  • historic black and white image of a log cabin in a forest

    Denali maintains a strong commitment to preserve and interpret not only the expansive natural resources of the park, but also a rich collection of historic and prehistoric sites that provide a record of over 10,000 years of human settlement and activity in an area frequently considered today as an “untouched wilderness." Read more

  • Photo of living history interpreters at an Underground Railroad wayside

    Living history program in Pennsylvania, funded by a Preserve American grant, facilitates effective historic interpretation and cultural heritage tourism by immersing visitors in Civil War and Underground Railroad stories. Read more

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