The Maritime Heritage Program is part of the National Park Service's Park History Program. For centuries, Americans have used waterways for commerce, transportation, defense, and recreation. The Maritime Heritage Program works to advance awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in the history of the United States. Through leadership, assistance, and expertise in maritime history, preservation, and archeology we help to interpret and preserve our maritime heritage by maintaining inventories of historic U.S. maritime properties, providing preservation assistance through publications and consultation, educating the public about maritime heritage through our website, sponsoring maritime heritage conferences and workshops, and funding maritime heritage projects when grant assistance is available.
Update: 2017 Maritime Heritage Grants
DEADLINE EXTENDED!! Applications for the 2017 Maritime Heritage Grants are now being accepted - from May 22 - September 1, 2017. For more information, click here. If you have any questions, you may contact the Maritime Heritage Program staff.