Preservation is about deciding what's important, figuring out how to protect it, and passing along an appreciation for what was saved to the next generation. Preservation is hands on.
National Park Service archeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other cultural resource professionals work in America’s nearly 400 national parks to preserve, protect, and share the history of this land and its people. This includes:
Beyond the parks, the National Park Service is part of a national preservation partnership working with American Indian tribes
, local governments
, nonprofit organizations, historic property owners
, and others who believe in the importance of our shared heritage – and its preservation. This includes:
The National Park Service also develops standards and guidelines for historic rehabilitation projects, offers “how to” advice for hands-on preservationists, and helps find new owners for historic lighthouses.
We can help you preserve what you care about. Find out how.