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A "National Heritage Area" is a "place designated by the U.S. Congress where natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources combine to form a cohesive, nationally distinctive landscape arising from patterns of human activity shaped by geography." The National Park Service provides technical assistance as well as financial assistance for a limited number of years following designation.

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AMERICA'S NATIONAL HERITAGE AREAS
Map of National Heritage Areas
ABRAHAM LINCOLN NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
#1 Old State Capital Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 785-5268
The Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, the only Heritage Area named for an American President, covers 42 counties in Central Illinois and is home to a very unique collection of American history, surrounding America's most revered President.
   
ARABIA MOUNTAIN HERITAGE AREA
3787 Klondike Road
Lithonia, GA 30038-4407
(770) 484-3060
(404) 524-8629
Arabia Mountain Heritage Area is located within a 20-minute drive east of the City of Atlanta and encompasses land in DeKalb, Rockdale and Henry. This area includes 2,000 acres of granite outcrop, wetlands, pine and oak forests, streams and a lake. The natural, historical and cultural resources prevalent in this area of Georgia provide an exceptional opportunity for recreation, environmental education and heritage preservation.
   
ATCHAFALAYA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
1051 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9291
(225) 219-0768
(225) 342-1051
An American-Indian word, "Atchafalaya" (ah-CHA-fa-LIE-ah) means long river. Established in 2006, the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area stretches across 14 parishes in south-central Louisiana. It is among the most culturally rich and ecologically varied regions in the United States, home to the widely recognized Cajun culture as well as a diverse population of European, African, Caribbean and Native-American descent.
   
AUGUSTA CANAL NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
P.O. Box 2367
Augusta, GA 30903-2367
(706) 823-0440
(706) 823-1045
Explore the nation's only industrial power canal still in use for its original purpose. Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, the Augusta Canal offers history, recreation and unique experiences along miles of towpath, trail and waterway.
   
BALTIMORE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-1954
(410) 396-5136
The story of Baltimore is an American story, at the center of pivotal conflicts, movements for freedom, and the rise of a national identity. As a port city and a gateway to the continent for millions of Americans, Baltimore provided a starting point for the nation, taking full advantage of its Chesapeake location.
   
BLUE RIDGE NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
195 Hemphill Knob Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 298-5330
A place where ancient landscapes enchant the eye and age-old traditions warm the heart. Congress designated the mountains of North Carolina the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in recognition of their natural abundance and richly varied cultural history. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area includes the Cherokee Qualla Boundary and 25 Western North Carolina counties.
   
CACHE LA POUDRE RIVER CORRIDOR
P.O. Box 1190
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Cache la Poudre River Corridor encompasses the flood plain of the Cache la Poudre River in Colorado. This heritage area commemorates the contributions of the River to the development of water law in the Western United States, the evolution of water delivery systems and the shaping of the region's cultural heritage.
   
CANE RIVER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
452 Jefferson Street, Suite 150
Natchitoches, LA 71457
(318) 356-5555
(318) 356-8222
Cane River National Heritage Area in northwestern Louisiana is a largely rural, agricultural landscape known for its historic plantations, its distinctive Creole architecture and its multi-cultural legacy. Historically, this region lay at the intersection of French and Spanish realms in the New World. Today it is home to a unique blend of cultures, including French, Spanish, African, American Indian, and Creole.
   
CHAMPLAIN VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE PARTNERSHIP
54 West Shore Road
Grand Isle, VT 05458
(802) 372-3213
(802) 372-3233
The area for the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership includes any historic site or community along the linked navigable waterways of Lake Champlain, Lake George, the Champlain Canal and the Upper Hudson River that contains a physical, cultural or historical resource that represent the CVNHP's interpretive themes. The Lake Champlain Basin Program also shares activities with other National Heritage Areas, including the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area in New York. Historical events occurred and social movements began on these extraordinary transportation corridors reflecting the common interest and shared heritage of the three regions.
   
CROSSROADS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
PO Box 1364
Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 633-2060
The Crossroads of the American Revolution includes 213 cities and towns within 14 counties, 13 National Historic Landmarks and more than 250 indoor and outdoor spaces on the National Register of Historic Places. The New Jersey Heritage Area brings together classic schoolbook sites like the Old Barracks at Trenton, which Washington captured on December 26, 1776 and other essential sites like the Monmouth Battlefield State Park, where the largest artillery battle of the Revolutionary War was fought and Morristown National Historical Park where Washington and the Continental Army endured two winters - including the harshest one of the 18th Century.
   
DELAWARE AND LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR, INC.
2750 Hugh Moore Park Road
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 923-3548
(610) 923-0537
The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor's backbone is the D & L Trail. The Corridor passes through three distinct areas: the Wyoming Valley and Carbon County, home to many of Pennsylvania's former anthracite mines; the Lehigh Valley, where the discovery of coal to the north spawned prosperous iron and steel industries and the Delaware Valley, through which coal-laden canal boats traveled to Philadelphia and other markets. The D&L Trail follows the 165-mile route that anthracite coal took from mine to market. It winds through northern mountains and along the banks of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers through northeast Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. The D&L Trail passes through towns, industrial powerhouses and along remnants of the Lehigh and Delaware canals.
   
ERIE CANALWAY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
P.O. Box 219
Waterford, NY 12188
(518) 237-7000
(518) 237-7640
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor encompasses New York's canal system and the communities that grew along its shores. It's a place with stories to tell, great works of architecture to see, history to be learned and hundreds of miles of scenic and recreational waterway and trails to explore.
   
ESSEX NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
221 Essex St., Suite 41
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 740-0444
(978) 744-6473
The Essex National Heritage Area covers the 500 square miles of eastern Massachusetts that lies north of Boston. It's not one location but thousands of historical sites. Not a mile-long beach but miles and miles of intact landscapes and glistening coastal areas. Not one story and tradition but lifetimes of rich experiences that chronicle the history of our region and our nation.
   
FREEDOM'S FRONTIER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
PO Box 526
Lawrence, KS 66044
(785) 865-4494
(785) 865-4488
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area is an internationally recognized region in western Missouri and eastern Kansas where a young nation's diverse definitions of freedom collided. Through sharing authentic and honestly interpreted stories, residents respect multiple views of freedom. Compelling learning experiences, interpretation and preservation offer visitors and residents of all ages an understanding of the region's importance. Historically aware citizens collaborate to build diverse economies for current and future generations.
   
GREAT BASIN NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
PO Box 78
Baker, NV 89311
(775) 234-7171
The Great Basin National Heritage Area is a geographical region encompassing White Pine County, Nevada and Millard County, Utah and adjacent Indian reservations that contains nationally significant archaeological, historical, cultural, natural and scenic features that are emblematic of the entire Great Basin Area.
   
GULLAH/GEECHEE CULTURAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
538 Spanish Wells Road
Hilton Head, SC 29926
(843) 881-5516 x12
The Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor extends from Wilmington, N.C. in the north to Jacksonville, Fl. in the south. It is home to one of America's most unique cultures, a tradition first shaped by captive Africans brought to the southern United States from West Africa and continued in later generations by their descendents.
   
HUDSON RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
Capitol Building, Room 254
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 473-3835
(518) 473-4518
Explore four million acres throughout the Hudson Valley and discover its rich scenic, historic, cultural and recreational resources. Discover old steamboat ports and villages, stone houses and churches built in the 1600s and 1700s by Dutch, English and Huguenot settlers. Visit stately mansions and estates built for some of the most powerful families in our nation's history, including the Livingstons, Vanderbilts, Roosevelts and Rockefellers.
   
ILLINOIS & MICHIGAN CANAL NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
754 First Street
LaSalle, IL 61301
(815) 223-1851
(815) 223-6129
The Illinois & Michigan Canal is a 96-mile, hand-dug waterway that forever changed the nation when it opened in 1848. The final link in America's great water highway system of the 19th century, the Illinois & Michigan Canal connects the Illinois River and Lake Michigan (which prompted its name). Thanks to the canal, people and goods could travel from New York via the Hudson River and Erie Canal to the Great Lakes and Chicago. From that midwestern hub they could travel to the Illinois River and ultimately the Mississippi River to St. Louis and New Orleans.
   
JOHN H. CHAFEE BLACKSTONE RIVER VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
1 Depot Square
Woonsocket, RI 02895
(401) 762-0250
(401) 762-0530
The Blackstone River runs from Worcester, MA to Providence, RI. Its waters powered the Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, America's first successful textile mill. This creative spark began the nation's transformation from farm to factory. Today, the Blackstone River Valley is a special type of National Park - a living landscape containing thousands of natural and historic treasures.
   
JOURNEY THROUGH HALLOWED GROUND NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
Post Office Box 77
Waterford, VA 20197
(540) 882-4929
(540) 882-4927
From Gettysburg to Monticello, drive the National Scenic Byway and experience firsthand the most historic region in the nation. The 180-Mile Journey Through Hallowed Ground is a treasure trove of local culture loaded with vibrant downtowns, wonderful inns, restaurants, markets and shops. It's alive with breathtaking views, natural landscapes and a bounty of farms, wineries and local foods for everyone to enjoy. More than 10,000 Listings on the National Register of Historic Places, including nine presidents' homes.
   
KENAI MOUNTAINS - TURNAGAIN ARM NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
(907) 272-2119
(907) 272-2893
The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is a place whose valleys and mountains, communities and people tell the larger story of a wild place and a rugged frontier. Come journey through an Alaskan landscape that is rich in natural, cultural, historic and scenic wonders.
   
LACKAWANNA HERITAGE VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
538 Spruce Street, Suite 516
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 963-6730
(570)963-6732
In Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Lackawanna Heritage Valley tells the story of how entrepreneurship and immigrant labor transformed the Industrial Revolution. Lackawanna Valley was more than just coal. Railroading and railroad building, steel manufacturing, food processing, large-scale fabrication, printing, textiles, electric trolleys, and mass education all played a vital role in the region's growth.
   
MISSISSIPPI DELTA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
PO Box 257
Stoneville, MS 38776
(662) 686-3365
Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area was virgin wilderness and swamp at the turn of the twentieth century, cleared for cotton and plantation life by the 1930's, dominated by politically powerful gentleman planters, peopled by Black sharecroppers, Italian immigrants, Chinese, Lebanese and Jewish merchants. It is the home of the Blues, Gospel, soul food, the civil rights movement. It was home to Tennessee Williams, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Clifton Taulbert, Shelby Foote, and Hodding Carter. It is where Teddy Roosevelt saved the original "Teddy Bear," and where Elvis Presley learned to dance and sing and drive a Cadillac.
   
MISSISSIPPI GULF NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
1141 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 523-4122
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is a culturally, historically, and environmentally distinctive region where many chapters in the national story have been written. The bounties of the Mississippi Gulf Coast's natural resources have brought people to this area from all over the world. The modern culture of the Coast consists of a multi-ethnic gumbo of people and traditions of Native American, European, African, and Asian descent.
   
MISSISSIPPI HILLS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
398 East Main Street, Suite 132
Tupelo, MS 38804
(662) 844-1276
Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area represents a distinctive cultural landscape shaped largely by the dynamic intersection of Appalachian and Delta cultures, an intersection which produced a powerful concentration of nationally-significant cultural icons. Lasting contributions to our country's musical and literary legacies were forged by Hills natives Elvis Presley, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Howlin' Wolf and Tammy Wynette.
   
MORMON PIONEER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
115 West Main
Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647
(435) 462-2456 x104
(435) 462-2581
You are about to begin a heritage adventure that will take you through one or more of five uniquely Western heritage areas: Little Denmark, Sevier Valley, Headwaters, Under the Rim and the Boulder Mountain Loop. You will find heritage defined in a distinctly local way, but you will always find a delightful blend of art galleries and artisan studios, heritage lodging, western adventures, historic sites, celebrations, antiques and indigenous foods.
   
MOTORCITIES NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
200 Renaissance Center, Suite 3148
Detroit, MI 48243
(313) 259-3425
(313) 259-5254
MotorCities has developed and deployed educational and informational programs that tell the story of the American automobile and labor industry. From car shows, car festivals, automotive cruises and museums, the MotorCities region has plenty to offer automotive enthusiasts. Whether you were born and raised in the State of Michigan or whether you're visiting from out of state or country...Michigan is the heart and home of all things automotive. "We put America on Wheels!"
   
MUSCLE SHOALS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
One Harrison Plaza - UNA Box 5041
Florence, AL 35632-0001
(256) 765-4710
The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area stories define the history and culture that evolved around distinctive geological features on one of the Tennessee River. The unique river bed created a hospitable environment for waterfowl, fish and game for Native Americans; however, it also presented an often impassable waterway. A series of canals were constructed to allow all-season boat travel around the shoals and eventually a sophisticated system of locks and Wilson Dam was built to generate hydropower. This area is also known as the birthplace of W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues and Helen Keller, First Lady of Courage.
   
NATIONAL AVIATION HERITAGE AREA
PO Box 414
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 475-7627
(937) 225-7706
It began with the Wright Brothers' invention of the airplane in the back of their cycle shop on Dayton's west side in 1903. They later perfected their flying machine on the testing grounds of Huffman Prairie Flying Field, just east of Dayton. Huffman is considered sacred ground by aviation aficionados the world over; meanwhile, the original 1905 Flyer, widely considered the world's most significant airplane still in existence, is on display at Carillon Historical Park in Dayton.
   
NATIONAL COAL HERITAGE AREA AUTHORITY
PO Box 5176
Beckley, WV 25801
304-256-6941
304-256-6994
The National Coal Heritage Area encompasses 13 counties and is situated in the heart of the formidable Appalachian Mountains. As you journey through the coalfields of southern West Virginia you will pass through deep valleys, follow rushing streams and rivers, and find yourself surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The glorious mountains, charming towns, and deep rooted traditions are just a few of the appeals that draw visitors to the National Coal Heritage Area and make southern West Virginia such an enchanting place to visit.
   
NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA: NIAGARA
112 East Park Street
Rome, NY 13440
Rich in natural and cultural resources, the Niagara Falls region has significant historical associations with American Indians, early European exploration, the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Underground Railroad. The Falls have long been an important site for hydroelectric power and ancillary industries. Together, these elements have contributed to Niagara Falls' importance in the American imagination, as a national landmark and a symbol of the American conservation movement.
   
NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA: YUMA CROSSING
180 West First Street, Suite E
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 373-5192
(928) 373-5191
Yuma's strategic location at the only practical crossing point on the lower Colorado River assured its importance as a transportation hub in both pre-historic and modern times. The story of the use of the Colorado, the transformation of the lands through which it flows, the environmental degradation which has accompanied the use of the water, and the hopeful ecological rehabilitation efforts at the east and west wetland areas are the major story of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.
   
NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA: FREEDOMS' WAY
100 Sherman Avenue
Devens, MA 01434
(978) 772-3654
The Freedom's Way National Heritage Area includes communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire that share unique historical, natural, and cultural resources. The region is home to a series of historic events that influenced democratic forms of governance and intellectual traditions that underpin concepts of American freedom, democracy, conservation and social justice.
   
NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA: NORTHERN PLAINS
401 Main Street
Mandan, ND 58554
(701) 663-4758
Along the still free-flowing Missouri River in central North Dakota is the traditional homeland of the Mandan (Nu'eta)and Hidatsa Indians, and the northernmost extent of ancient agriculture on the Northern Plains. Encompassing historic sites, reconstructions and museums like Lewis and Clark's Fort Mandan, George Custer's Fort Abraham Lincoln, On-a-Slant Mandan Indian Village and the North Dakota Heritage Center on the state Capitol grounds. The heritage area is anchored by the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site on the north and the Huff Indian Villages State Historic Site and National Landmark on the south. Within this region, legends of American history interacted against a backdrop of international relations ranging from peaceful coexistence and commerce to armed conflict.
   
NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA: NORTHERN RIO GRANDE
PO Box 610
Espanola, NM 87532
(505) 753-0937
Stretching from Albuquerque to the Colorado border, the Heritage Area includes Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties. It encompasses a mosaic of cultures, including the Jicarilla Apache, eight Pueblo tribes, and the descendants of Spanish colonists who settled in the area beginning in 1598, a generation before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.
   
OHIO & ERIE NATIONAL HERITAGE CANAL WAY
47 West Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44308
(330) 374-5657
(330) 374-5688
The Ohio & Erie Canal opened up the frontier settlement of Ohio and provided settlers with a reliable form of transportation to ship products. This unique waterway is being rediscovered as communities seek to celebrate their heritage while stimulating community & economic development. Today, there is renewed interest in the preservation, development and interpretation along the resources of the Ohio & Erie Canal as it extends from New Philadelphia to Cleveland.
   
OIL REGION NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
206 Seneca Street, 4th Floor
PO Box 128
Oil City, PA 16301-0128
(814) 677-3152
(800) 483-6264 x105
(814) 677-5206
Oil Region National Heritage Area tells the stories of Colonel Edwin Drake's drilling of the world's first successful commercial oil well in 1859 and the legacy of the petroleum industry, which even now continues to shape daily life, industry, economy, society, and politics. The 708-square-mile Oil Region includes oil artifacts, scenic Victorian valley and riverbed communities, plateau developments, farmlands and woodlands, and industrial landscapes.
   
QUINEBAUG AND SHETUCKET RIVERS VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
PO Box 29
Danielson, CT 06239-0029
(860) 774-3300
(860) 774-8543
At night the region appears distinctively dark amid the urban and suburban glow. In the daytime, green fields and forests confirm the surprisingly rural character of the 1,085 square-mile area defined by the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers systems and the rugged hills that surround them. For this reason, northeastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts have been called "The Last Green Valley" in the sprawling metropolitan Boston-to-Washington Corridor.
   
RIVERS OF STEEL NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
623 E. Eighth Avenue
Homestead, PA 15120
(412) 464-4020
(412) 464-4417
The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, comprised of eight counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, encompasses the greater Pittsburgh area and the Monongahela, Allegheny and Ohio river valleys. For more than a century, this area was known as the "Steel Making Capital of the World" and the dynamic and powerful story of Big Steel is preeminent in the region's artifacts, buildings, historic communities, industrial sites and the living cultural traditions of its people.
   
SANGRE DE CRISTO NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
4711 County Rd 16
Antonito, CO 81120
(719) 672-3372
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area contains the largest sand dunes in North America with some species of insects not found anywhere else in the world. Culturally, the Valley has Hispanic traditions dating back centuries. The National Heritage Area preserves these traditions before they are lost.
   
SCHUYLKILL RIVER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464
(484) 945-0200
(484) 945-0204
With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, our Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Along the Revolutionary River, visitors can shadow the birth of our nation from the cobblestone streets and fabled landmarks of old Philadelphia to the huts and hollows of Valley Forge.
   
SHENANDOAH VALLEY BATTLEFIELDS NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT
PO Box 897
New Market, VA 22844
(540) 740-4545
(540) 740-4509
Fierce battles were fought across much of the nation during the Civil War. The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, in particular, saw some of the most significant action. Over 325 armed conflicts took place here. The city of Winchester alone changed hands over 70 times between 1861 and 1865. On these landscapes rests a multitude of memories, stories, lives, battles and lessons that make up much of what we know today.
   
SILOS & SMOKESTACKS NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
604 Lafayette St., Suite 202
Waterloo, IA 50704
(319) 234-4567
American agriculture is one of the primary sources of this country's wealth and world leadership. The prairie and gentle hills of northeast Iowa are some of the world's most fertile ground, mainly attributed to deposits of rich glacial sediment. Iowa farmers' philosophies date back to pioneers whose survival required ingenuity, thrift and cooperation. The challenge is to convey the breadth and scope of this story in a compelling, meaningful way.
   
SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR
1205 Pendleton St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(864) 338-4841
(803) 734-0670
The South Carolina National Heritage Corridor extends 240 miles across South Carolina, stretching from the mountains of Oconee County, along the Savannah River, to the port city of Charleston. The area describes the progression of upcountry and lowcountry life, from grand plantations and simple farms to mill villages and urban centers, and how their history affected South Carolina as a state and America as a nation. You will learn of rice and indigo, pirates and patriots, slaves and freemen, cotton fields and mill villages, swamps and waterfalls, railroads and backroads, soul food and "pig-pickin's," spirituals and bluegrass.
   
SOUTH PARK NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
PO Box 1373
Fairplay, CO 80440
(719) 836-4298
Towering mountain ranges surround the South Park basin with some peaks reaching over 14,000 feet. At the height of these mountains, three headwaters begin their journey: the South Platte River, North Middle and South Forks. Millions of years ago, a large inland sea covered the South Park. Eventually, the lake drained away leaving behind deposits of gold, silver, and other minerals including salt. Summer hunting grounds for Native American Indians soon became overrun by thousands of eager prospectors and families ready to make a life in the high country. The mountains sometimes grudgingly yielded up their treasures of gold and silver, yet many gave up and found their livelihoods in ranching.
   
SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA HERITAGE PRESERVATION COMMISSION (Path of Progress National Heritage Tour Route)
115 S. Marian Street, Suite B
Ebensburg, PA 15931
(814) 472-0873 x302
(814) 472-4254
The Path of Progress is a 500 mile driving route which winds through the hills and valleys of nine scenic southwestern Pennsylvania counties linking key historical sites and diverse points of interest. A distinct portrait of the combined industrial, cultural, and economic heritage of the area is revealed by traveling all or portions of the route.
   
TENNESSEE CIVIL WAR NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
1421 East Main Street/ Box 80
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
(615) 898-2947
(615) 898-5614
The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area tells the whole story of the Civil War, emancipation and Reconstruction. Its focus includes national battlefields as well as historic houses, museums, cemeteries, churches, towns and neighborhoods significantly associated with the state's diverse Civil War heritage.
   
UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA, INC
PO Box 493
Salisbury, CT 06068
(860) 435-9878 x729
(860) 435-6662
Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area is located in northwestern Connecticut and western Massachusetts and is noted for its picturesque landscape, the meandering Housatonic River and traditional New England towns. The early history of the area was marked by the Revolutionary War, early industrialization and deforestation followed by a long history of reclamation and conservation. Writers, artists and vacationers have visited the region for 150 years to enjoy its scenic wonders and artistic festivals, making it one of the country's leading cultural resorts.
   
WHEELING NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA
1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-3087
(304) 232-1812
The great 1849 suspension bridge of Wheeling extended the National Road west, bringing people and goods to the city. At the northernmost navigable port on the Ohio River, overland routes, river traffic and railroads converged, attracting entrepreneurs who manufactured iron, steel, nails, textiles, glass, tobacco products and other goods. The Wheeling National Heritage Area preserves and celebrates the city's dramatic setting, resources and history, including its role as the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War.
 

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