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Preserve America is a federal initiative that encourages and supports community efforts to preserve and enjoy our priceless cultural and natural heritage. The goals of the program include a greater shared knowledge about the nation’s past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country’s cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of our communities.

Preserve America Communities

Preserve America Communities is a designation program that recognizes communities that protect and celebrate their heritage; use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization; and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.


Administered by the ACHP, Preserve America encourages community efforts to preserve and enjoy the country's cultural and natural heritage.

Preserve America Communities

View Preserve America Communities throughout the United States.

Apply to Become Recognized

Apply for the special designation as a Preserve America community, neighborhood, or steward.