Taos Pueblo (left) photograph by Ansel Adams, courtesy of NARA. Photograph of Redwood National Forest (right) courtesy of the National Park Service.
Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
World Heritage Sites in the United States
 

Introduction
 

The National Park Service and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers invite you to visit the places featured in our World Heritage Sites in the United States Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary. Designated as World Heritage Sites under the World Heritage Convention to enhance worldwide understanding and appreciation of our shared heritage, this small number of exceptional cultural and natural sites have been formally determined to possess “outstanding universal value” to humanity. Most but not all U.S. World Heritage Sites are administered by the National Park Service, and all or parts of them are listed in the National Register of Historic Places, which the National Park Service expands and maintains for the nation.

The itinerary offers several ways to discover and experience these places:

View the itinerary online or print it as a guide if you plan to visit in person. The World Heritage Sites Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary, the 60th in this ongoing series, is part of the Department of the Interior and National Park Service's strategy to promote public awareness of history and to encourage visits to historic places throughout the nation. The itineraries are created by a partnership of the National Park Service, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and Federal, State, and local governments and private organizations in communities, regions, and heritage areas throughout the United States. The National Park Service and its partners hope you enjoy this itinerary and others in the series. If you have any comments or questions, please just click on "Comments or Questions" at the bottom of each page.

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