• Maritime Heritage Program


Maritime Heritage Program


The Maritime Heritage Program is part of the National Park Service's Park History Program. For centuries, Americans have used waterways for commerce, transportation, defense, and recreation. The Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States. Through leadership, assistance, and expertise in maritime history, preservation, and archeology we help to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage by maintaining inventories of historic U.S. maritime properties, providing preservation assistance through publications and consultation, educating the public about maritime heritage through our website, sponsoring maritime heritage conferences and workshops, and funding maritime heritage projects when grant assistance is available.


NPS Maritime Parks Maritime Property Inventories Grants National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act References and Resources About


2014 Maritime Grants Recipients Selected!

The National Park Service and the Maritime Administration are happy to announce that more than $2 million in 31 projects from 21 states will be funded. Successful applicants include state and tribal governments as well as private non-profit organizations. The projects funded include maritime education and information access projects; exhibit and heritage trail development; preservation of ships, lighthouses, and other maritime properties; and survey and conservation of underwater archeological resources. Please consult the recipient list for details.

Application Period Closed for 2015 Maritime Heritage Grants

The application period for the 2015 National Maritime Heritage Grants is now closed and all applications are currently under review.  Applicants will be contacted directly by NPS regarding the status of their applications; funding decisions are expected to be made in early 2016.


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