The Info List - National Heritage Area

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A NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA is a site designated by United States
United States
and intended to encourage historic preservation of the area and an appreciation of the history and heritage of the site. There are currently 49 National Heritage Areas, some of which use variations of the title, such as NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR.

National Heritage Areas (NHAs) are not National Park Service
National Park Service
units or federally owned or managed land . NHAs are administered by state governments or non-profit organizations or other private corporations . The National Park Service
National Park Service
provides an advisory role and limited technical, planning and financial assistance.

NHAs are created by Congress. Each area has its own authorizing legislation and a set of unique resources and goals. Areas considered for designation must have specific elements. First, the landscape must be a nationally unique natural, cultural, historic, or scenic resource. Second, when the related sites are linked, they must tell a unique story about the U.S.


* 1 List of National Heritage Areas * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links


There are 49 National Heritage Areas:

* Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area —Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition , Illinois * Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance , Georgia * Atchafalaya National Heritage Area —Louisiana Office of Tourism , Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism , Louisiana * Augusta Canal National Heritage Area— Augusta Canal Authority , Georgia * Baltimore National Heritage Area —City of Baltimore , Maryland * Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor , Massachusetts/Rhode Island * Blue Ridge National Heritage Area —Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership, North Carolina * Cache La Poudre River Corridor—Poudre Heritage Alliance , Colorado * Cane River National Heritage Area —Cane River National Heritage Area Commission , Louisiana * Champlain Valley National Heritage Area —Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership , New York/Vermont * Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area — Crossroads of the American Revolution Association , New Jersey * Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
—Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, Inc. , Pennsylvania * Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor —Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor , New York * Essex National Heritage Area —Essex National Heritage Commission , Massachusetts * Freedom\'s Frontier National Heritage Area
National Heritage Area
—Partnership Team , Kansas/Missouri * Freedom\'s Way National Heritage Area
National Heritage Area
, Massachusetts/New Hampshire * Great Basin National Heritage Area —Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership , Nevada/Utah * Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor —Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission , Florida/Georgia/North Carolina/South Carolina * Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area —Hudson River Valley Greenway , New York * Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor—Canal Corridor Association , Illinois * John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor —Blackstone River Valley Heritage Corridor Commission , Massachusetts/Rhode Island * Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area —The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership , Maryland/Pennsylvania/Virginia/West Virginia *