Preservation is about deciding what's important, figuring out how to protect it, and passing along an appreciation for what was saved to the next generation. The National Park Service employs archeologists, architects, curators, historians, and other professionals to help ensure the protection and preservation of the lands and objects entrusted to our care. Beyond the parks, national preservation partnership programs document historic places, develop standards and guidelines, and provide financial and technical assistance to preserve our shared heritage.
Learn about funding opportunities available to your organization or community. Many grants are now open.
Discover the intersection of cultural and natural resources.
We document historic places with archival drawings, photographs, and reports, as well as interactive virtual tours based on laser scans!
Historic Landmarks in your State
National Historic Landmarks are all nationally significant. Find out what has been designated in your state.
Protect a Battlefield
NPS provides support for the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.
Make your Town a CLG
Learn about how to get your community designated as a “Certified Local Government” to become a partner in Federal preservation programs.
Last updated: January 6, 2023