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.
News: Maritime Grants Available for 2014
The National Park Service is pleased to announce the availability of funding for National Maritime Heritage Grants! Grants are available for preservation and education projects that promote understanding of America’s important maritime history. Starting on June 23, the application will be available. The application deadline for 2014 grants is September 23. For more information, please see the Grants page.