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John Dickinson House and Plantation National Historic Landmark, Delaware


John Dickinson House and Plantation National Historic Landmark

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  • National parks are special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.

  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • Certified Local Governments are grass-roots partners in historic preservation. They are eligible to receive grants and technical expertise.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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  • Land & Water Conservation Fund matching grants help states and communities provide open spaces and healthy recreation places for people.

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  • The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

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  • Preserve America matching grants protect community character and economic vitality through heritage tourism, education, and historic preservation.

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  • RTCA provides expertise and empowers communities to protect their own special places for conservation and outdoor recreation.

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  • Save America’s Treasures matching grants to historic properties and museum collections preserve our nation’s unique, irreplaceable cultural heritage.

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Delaware Highlights

  • Bald cypress knees rise from the swamp at Trap Pond State Park

    Land & Water Conservation Fund grant

    New green nature center

    Sussex County

    Visitors can experience the majestic bald cypress tree at a new nature center at Trap Pond State Park.

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  • Renovated pool of the Wilmington YMCA

    Preservation Tax Credit

    It’s fun to stay at the…

    Wilmington, Delaware

    After a historic rehabilitation, the Wilmington YMCA offers affordable housing that won national redevelopment awards.

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  • Hiward High School

    National Register of Historic Places

    Desegregation in Delaware

    Wilmington, Delaware

    Wilmington’s Howard High School was one of five schools in the Brown v. Board of Education case, challenging “separate but equal” facilities.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.