The National Park Service invites you to explore and interact with the programs and resources highlighted below. Historic preservation is a conversation with our past about our future. It provides us with opportunities to ask, "What is important in our history?" and "What parts of our past can we preserve for the future?" Through historic preservation, we look at history in different ways, ask different questions of the past, and learn new things about our history and ourselves. Historic preservation is an important way for us to transmit our understanding of the past to future generations. Learn more...
The National Park Service & Historic Preservation
Heritage Documentation Programs
Explore historic sites across the country via panoramic tours, interactive 3-D models, animations, and more with HABS/HAER/HALS.
Research and Technical Assistance
Learn about the research and technical assistance undertaken by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Learn How to be a Preservationist
Whether historic preservation is your career or hobby, there are many opportunities to learn from the professionals in the NPS.
Discover Our Shared Heritage
Discover places associated with cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. Explore America with a historic, thematic travel itinerary.