History Is All Around Us

The National Park Service is one of the United States' leading agencies for history and culture. In addition to preserving important historic sites within national park boundaries, the National Park Service works beyond those boundaries to ensure that everyone's history is saved. Whether you want to visit an iconic historical park, discover American stories, or find assistance to preserve the places that matter to you, we hope you discover something new about history during your visit. 

Cultural Resources Programs

Cultural Resources Programs

Find out more about Cultural Resources Programs.

Pealing yellow, gray, and white paint expose a wood column.

Grant Opportunities

Learn about funding opportunities available to your organization or community.

Two green benches, water flows beneath, vehicle with boat ready to launch into a flooded river.

Climate Adaptation

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

A stretched bison hide painted with winter count

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

A collaborative collection of traditional knowledge that may be useful for anyone interested in working with the earth and its inhabitants

Rangers hold buckets of paint while they reach up to brush paint on a stucco wall.

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.

Ocmuglee earth lodge

Archaeology Tells Stories

Archaeology discovers our buried past which helps us tell the story of those who came before.

Mesa Verde

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

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Last updated: November 4, 2021