History Is Who We Are

The National Park Service is one of the United States' leading agencies for understanding history and culture. We preserve historic sites both within national park boundaries and beyond. We offer opportunities to help communities preserve their history. Whether you want to visit an historic national park, discover America's stories, or find assistance to preserve the places that matter to you, we hope you discover something new about our shared history. 

Cultural Resources Programs
Cultural Resources Programs

Find out more about Cultural Resources Programs.

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Grant Opportunities

Learn about funding opportunities available to your organization or community. Many grants are now open.

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Climate Adaptation

Like natural resources, cultural resources are affected by climate change yet depend on people to withstand climate change.

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Park History Program

The Park History Program supports National Park Service staff in all matters relating to the service's history and mission.

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Preserving Places That Matter

Find out how the National Park Service ensures the protection and preservation of the lands and objects entrusted to our care.

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LGBTQ America

A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History

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Archeology Tourism

Archeology is everywhere, and chances are good that archeologists can help you to look at an old place in a new way.

Cumberland Railroad Station. Photo Courtesy of Kathy McKenney, Department of Community Development
Heritage Travel

Visit over 3,000 places in over 60 Travel Itineraries

Last updated: February 24, 2023