Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area

Heritage Areas

Heritage areas are designated regions where residents use natural, cultural, historic and recreational resources to strengthen community identity, build economic value, and enhance quality of life. Through broad-based strategies and partnerships, heritage areas use the character and special qualities of a place as a primary means thorough which to achieve community goals. Supported by state and federal programs and incentives, heritage areas encourage, leverage, and reward grassroots initiatives in revitalization, stewardship, and heritage development.

Heritage Strategies is experienced in working with national and state heritage areas to envision, develop, and implement successful local and regional heritage area initiatives. We help forge partnerships among residents, local governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations to provide long-lasting relationships that reinvigorate communities.

Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area

Representative Services

Management Plans

Feasibility Studies

Scenic Byways


Interpretive Plans

Heritage Development Programs

Implementation Projects

Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area

Representative Projects (click to view)

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District / Management Plan

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area / Interpretive Plan

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor / Interpretive Plan

Outer Banks Scenic Byway / Corridor Management Plan

Stories of the Chesapeake Heritage Area / Heritage Area Stewardship

Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area / Management Plan