||Welcome to the NPS Maritime Heritage Program vessel pages. Here you can view listings of over 200 historic ships located in the United States and open for public visitation. You can also learn about our database inventory of historic ships, the source of our ship data. To help you prepare for a ship visit we've included some basics about ship terminology and classification. We've also provided a page of links to the historic ships listed on this and other web sites as well as links to some useful resources for learning more about historic ships.