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Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series

Heritage Education Services Program

As our list of travel itineraries grows, the historic destinations you can visit online or in person are virtually endless! Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Spotlighting different communities, geographic regions and themes across the country, the travel itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries can help you plan your next trip!

Preserve America

The Preserve America Communities program recognizes and designates communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs. Preserve America is a White House initiative in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. National Register of Historic Places partnership products are an integral part of the Department of the Interior's leading role in supporting the Preserve America initiative. Since the program's inception, hundreds of localities have been designated as Preserve America Communities. Many Preserve America Communities are highlighted in the National Register of Historic Places' Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary series. These travel itineraries are created in partnership with local organizations to promote public awareness about history, historic preservation and economic development through heritage tourism. The historic places links below illuminate aspects of our Nation's varied history as reflected in many Preserve America Communities nationwide. For more information about the Preserve America initiative and other designated communities, please visit the Preserve America website.

Community National Register Travel Itinerary
Birmingham, AL Civil Rights Movement
Huntsville,AL Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Selma, AL Civil Rights Movement
Sitka, Alaska American Latino Heritage
Nogales, AZ American Southwest
Tucson, AZ American Southwest and American Latino Heritage
White Mountain Apache, AZ American Southwest
Yuma, AZ American Latino Heritage
Little Rock, AR Civil Rights Movement
Alameda, CA Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Monterey, CA American Latino Heritage
Monterey County, CA American Latino Heritage
Pasadena, CA Early History of the California Coast and Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Richmond, CA World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Buenaventura, CA Early History of the California Coast
San Francisco, CA World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area and Early History of the California Coast and Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
San Juan Bautista, CA Early History of the California Coast
Santa Barbara, CA Early History of the California Coast and American Latino Heritage
Ventura, CA Early History of the California Coast
Colorado Springs, CO Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Denver, CO Aboard the Underground Railroad
New London, CT Amistad: Seeking Freedom in Connecticut
Washington, DC Washington, DC and American Latino Heritage
Dover, DE Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Coral Gables, FL Along the Georgia-Florida Coast
Daytona Beach, FL Civil Rights Movement and Along the Georgia-Florida Coast
Fernandina Beach, FL Along the Georgia-Florida Coast
Key West, FL Florida Shipwrecks and Along the Georgia-Florida Coast and American Presidents
Miami, FL Along the Georgia-Florida Coast, Aviation: From Sand Dune to Sonic Booms, American Presidents, and American Latino Heritage
St. Augustine, FL Civil Rights Movement, Along the Georgia-Florida Coast, and American Latino Heritage
Augusta, GA Augusta, Georgia and American Presidents
Kennesaw, GA Atlanta, Georgia
Savannah, GA Along the Georgia-Florida Coast
Irvington in Indianapolis, IN Aboard the Underground Railroad
Madison, IN Madison, Indiana
Dubuque, IA American Latino Heritage
Hardin County, IA Hardin County
Sioux City, IA Lewis and Clark Expedition
Leavenworth, KS Veterans Affairs National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Wichita, KS Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Bell Court and Lexington
Gratz Park in Lexington, KY Lexington
Historic Portland in Louisville, KY Aviation:From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Baton Rouge, LA Southeastern Louisiana and American Latino Heritage
Natchitoches, LA Cane River National Heritage Area
Slidell, LA Southeastern Louisiana
Baltimore, MD Baltimore, Maryland
College Park, MD Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Cumberland, MD All Aboard for Cumberland, Maryland
Blackstone, MA American Latino Heritage
Gloucester, MA Maritime History of Massachusetts
Lowell, MA Places Where Women Made History
Plymouth, MA Maritime History of Massachusetts
Salem, MA Maritime History of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA Places Where Women Made History and Aboard the Underground Railroad
Little Falls, MN Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Carthage, MO Route 66
Independence, MO American Presidents and American Latino Heritage
Rocheport, MO Lewis and Clark Expedition
Natchez, MS American Latino Heritage
Bozeman, MT Lewis and Clark Expedition
Great Falls, MT Lewis and Clark Expedition
Lewiston, MT Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Las Vegas, NV Civil Rights Movement
Las Vegas, NM American Southwest
Auburn, NY Places Where Women Made History and Aboard the Underground Railroad
Buffalo, NY American Presidents
Dutchess County, NY Places Where Women Made History and American Presidents
Ithaca, NY Aboard the Underground Railroad
Kinderhook, NY American Presidents
Rensselaer County, NY Places Where Women Made History
Schenectady County, NY Places Where Women Made History
Syracuse, NY Places Where Women Made History
Asheville, NC Asheville, NC
Cleveland County, NC Shelby, NC
Fayetteville, NC Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Shelby, NC Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms, Shelby, NC
Medora, ND American Presidents
Cincinnatti,OH Aboard the Underground Railroad
Dayton, OH Aviation:From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms and Veterans Affairs National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers
Oberlin, OH Aboard the Underground Railroad
Oklahoma City, OK Civil Rights Movement and Route 66
Tulsa, OK Route 66
Astoria, OR Lewis and Clark Expedition
Bethlehem, PA Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Pennsylvania
Chambersburg, PA Aboard the Underground Railroad
Durham Township, PA Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Pennsylvania
Easton, PA Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Pennsylvania and American Presidents
Gettysburg, PA American Presidents
Lancaster County, PA American Presidents
Lancaster, PA American Presidents
Newtown Borough, PA Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Pennsylvania
Newtown Township, PA Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA Aboard the Underground Railroad
Charleston, SC Charleston's Historic Religious and Community Buildings
Columbia, SC Civil Rights Movement
Fort Pierre, SD Pierre and Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Pierre, SD Pierre and Fort Pierre, South Dakota
Columbia, TN American Presidents
Bastrop, TX South and West Texas
Brownsville, TX South and West Texas and American Latino Heritage
Cuero, TX South and West Texas
Dallas, TX Civil Rights Movement
El Paso, TX South and West Texas
Fredericksburg, TX South and West Texas
Galveston, TX South and West Texas
Harris County, TX Aviation:From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Kendall County, TX South and West Texas
Laredo, TX South and West Texas
New Braunfels, TX South and West Texas
San Angelo, TX South and West Texas
San Antonio, TX Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms and South and West Texas
Victoria County, TX South and West Texas
Tooele County, UT Aviation:From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Barre, VT Central Vermont
Montpelier, VT Central Vermont
Alexandria, VA Aboard the Underground Railroad and American Presidents
Fauquier County, VA Journey Through Hallowed Ground, Virginia Main Street Communities and American Presidents
Harrisonburg, VA Virginia Main Street Communities
Leesburg, VA Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Lynchburg, VA Virginia Main Street Communities and American Presidents
Middleburg, VA Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Prince William County, VA Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Warrenton, VA Virginia Main Street Communities
Waterford, VA Journey Through Hallowed Ground
Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Christiansted, Virgin Islands Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands and American Latino Heritage
Frederiksted, Virgin Islands Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
King County, WA Seattle
King County, WA Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Spokane, WA Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Vancouver, WA Aviation:From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms
Charles Town, WV Aboard the Underground Railroad
Harpers Ferry, WV Lewis and Clark Expedition

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