Tuesday, April 14, 2015

World Heritage in the United States National Park Service

World Heritage Sites in the United States: Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

"The United States is proud to preserve and protect its World Heritage Sites. World Heritage Sites are a relatively small number of places on earth that have been formally determined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee to possess "outstanding universal value" to humanity for their exceptional cultural and natural significance. They have accordingly been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are truly part of our shared heritage. This itinerary offers a glimpse of why they have been identified as having such universal significance and helps travelers discover these very special destinations. "

"View the itinerary online or print it as a guide if you plan to visit in person. The World Heritage Sites Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary, the 60th in this ongoing series, is part of the Department of the Interior and National Park Service's strategy to promote public awareness of history and to encourage visits to historic places throughout the nation. The itineraries are created by a partnership of the National Park Service, the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, and Federal, State, and local governments and private organizations in communities, regions, and heritage areas throughout the United States. "
Essays
  • World Heritage Sites & Our National Park Service
  • How the World Heritage Convention Works
By State
Placemarks list the name of the site, links for more information & directions and enable you to create a personalized itinerary.
Link lists by state, other relevant websites, and a selected bibliography.

By state, region, about itineraries, and teaching with historic places.

News and Quicklinks.


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