Discover our Shared Heritage

Over 3,000 places in over 60 itineraries!

These travel itineraries are based on properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places.The itineraries spotlight different communities, geographic regions and themes across the country.

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The Discover our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary series is produced through an innovative partnership program with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and various state and local organizations interested in increasing tourism and showcasing their unique historic properties. Working in collaboration with Chambers of Commerce, County Preservation Commissions, and entire cities and municipalities, this series offers historic guides to destinations around the country. Each itinerary highlights different geographic regions or important themes in American history. National Register Travel Itineraries can help you discover these historic destinations online or in person!
Sheep grazing in front of the circular, stone barn
Sheep grazing in front of the circular, stone barn at Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts

Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts Office of Tourism

Updated Itinerary: Travel American Shaker Communities

The National Park Service invites you to explore stories, places, and the people of American Shaker Communities. The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing - known as the Shakers - was founded in Manchester England in the 18th-century. It was brought to the United States by Mother Ann Lee in 1774. They eventually founded 19 communities within the country, though only the Sabbathday Shaker Community in Maine exists today.
Discover our Shared Heritage Travel Itineraries

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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

Places Where Women Made History: Featuring Massachusetts and New York

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

World War II in the San Francisco Bay Area

World Heritage Sites in the United States

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