The Maritime Heritage Program advances the awareness and understanding of the role of maritime affairs in U.S. history.
Most of the storytelling we do and encourage is place-based. The Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary Series allows people to explore a city or region or follow a theme that covers sites coast-to-coast. Teaching with Historic Places provides teachers with a variety of products, lesson plans, and activities that help connect history with the places around us.
National Heritage Areas are Congressionally-designated landscapes that tell nationally important stories. They encourage collaboration within and among communities, to help make heritage relevant to local interests and needs.
The National Park Service is committed to Telling All Americans' Stories. Active initiatives include efforts to broaden the understanding of the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, American Latinos, Women, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals to the American story.
Last updated: November 2, 2021