About

The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is one of 49 National Heritage Areas in the United States. Designated by the United States Congress in 2008, its mission is to preserve, protect and promote the historic, natural and cultural resources of the area stretching from Niagara Falls to Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown, New York. In August of 2012, Congress approved the Management Plan for the National Heritage Area. The National Heritage Area has been following the early-action recommendations in the Management Plan which include establishing a small grant program, building partnerships, developing educational programs and an interpretive plan for the National Heritage Area.

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What is a National Heritage Area?

National Heritage Area’s are the keepers of America’s story. New York State is home to four National Heritage Area’s; Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.

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Mission Statement

The work of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area is to enhance public appreciation for the communities, significant historic and natural resources, and landscapes of the Niagara region.

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Nonprofit Organization

Learn more about the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, Inc.

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Map

Check out all of the fun, historical, and fascinating places in the area.

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Galleries

Browse through albums of historic photos as well the beautiful natural phenomenon of our area.

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Donate

Support the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area with a donation today!

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News & Features

Want to know what's new and exciting in the Niagara Heritage Area? Take a look at our feature stories and events and keep yourself up to date!

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Heritage Ambassador Program

We're looking for ambassadors to tell our story!

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Management Plan

Take a look at our management plan.

Did you know?

Twenty percent of the worlds freshwater lies in the Great Lakes, and most flows over Niagara Falls.


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