Explore Asian American & Pacific Islander Stories

Asian and Pacific Islander peoples in all walks of life have played a profoundly important role in American history, contributing to and shaping the rich heritage of the United States in many ways. Explore their stories and their legacy by visiting the units of the National Park System and other places listed in the National Register of Historic Places, most of which are National Historic Landmarks, throughout the nation featured in this itinerary. The National Park Service preserves historic places and stories of America's diverse cultural heritage and expands and maintains the National Register of Historic Places.

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary was produced by the National Park Service's Cultural Resources Office of Interpretation and Education in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers.

Large Greco-Roman style building with dome roof. Columbia Digital Library Collections
Explore the Places of Dr. Mabel Lee

In this interactive article learn about Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, a Chinese immigrant and suffragist.

Huilua Pond in  Hawai'i.  Photo by Bob Linsdell, CC BY 3.0
The Places of AAPI History

Discover places associated with Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.

Image of Japanese women in a WWII internment camp. NPS photo
AAPI Theme Study

Learn more about the history and culture of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders through this National Park Service theme study.

Last updated: April 27, 2021


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