• Asian-Pacific American Heritage

Inside Story

Find out about the National Park Service Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Initiative and explore how the legacy of Asian Pacific Islanders can be recognized, preserved, and interpreted for future generations.

The National Register of Historic Places recognizes the historical contributions of Asian and Pacific peoples in the United States and its associated territories. From the early 1800s to the 21st century, Asian and Pacific peoples have played a vital role in the development of the United States and made lasting contributions in all elements of American society. Visit the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary to learn more.

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image of a Chinese shrimp junk


image of George Masa

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image of Asian military officers


Asian Pacific dwelling