Discover our Shared Heritage

Discover our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries are produced in partnership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO) and various state and local organizations. Each itinerary highlights different geographical regions or important themes in American history. Travel Itineraries can help you discover these National Register destinations online or in person!
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Photo by Elisa.rolle, CC BY-SA 4.0,

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Updated Itinerary: Travel Charleston, South Carolina

The National Park Service invites you to travel Charleston, South Carolina to discover places and stories of resilience and freedom. The historic city is located on a narrow peninsula where the Ashley and Cooper Rivers meet and flow into the Atlantic Ocean. British colonists first arrived west of this territory, but the friendly Kiawah tribe invited the strangers to settle along the fertile stretch of land between the two rivers - where the city sits today. Named for King Charles of England, Charleston quickly became a prominent port city after its establishment in 1670.
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Aboard the Underground Railroad

Amana Colonies, Iowa

American Latino Heritage

American Presidents

American Southwest

Amistad: Seeking Freedom in Connecticut

Asheville, North Carolina

Ashland, Oregon

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage

Atlanta, Georgia

Augusta, Georgia

Aviation: From Sand Dunes to Sonic Booms

Baltimore, Maryland

Bureau of Reclamation Historic Dams, Irrigation Projects, and Powerplants

Early History of the California Coast

Cane River National Heritage Area

Historic Charleston's Religious and Community Buildings

Chicago, Illinois

Central Vermont

Civil War Era National Cemeteries: Honoring Those Who Served

Cultural Diversity: Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures

All Aboard for Cumberland, Maryland

Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Pennsylvania

Detroit, Michigan

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail

Florida Shipwrecks: 300 Years of Maritime History

Along the Georgia-Florida Coast

Hardin County, Iowa

Indianapolis, Indiana

Travel James River, Virginia

Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Route 15 through Virginia's Piedmont

Kingston, New York

Lewis and Clark Expedition

Lexington, Kentucky

Southeastern Louisiana

Madison, IN

Maritime History of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Conservation

Indian Mounds of Mississippi

Scotts Bluff, Nebraska

Three Historic Nevada Cities: Carson City, Reno, Virginia City

Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor

Pierre and Fort Pierre, South Dakota

Pipestone, Minnesota

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Raleigh, NC

Richmond, VA

Route 66

Santa Clara County, California

Seattle, Washington

Shaker Historic Trail

Shelby, North Carolina

South and West Texas

Spanish Colonial Missions of the Southwest

Veterans Affairs National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers

Virginia Main Street Communities

Washington, DC

We Shall Overcome: Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement

Travel Where Women Made History

World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area

World Heritage Sites in the United States

Last updated: April 18, 2019

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