Partnering to Protect History

The American Queen Steamboat Company and The National Trust for Historic Preservation are partners in supporting historic preservation. In an effort to preserve American heritage, the company will donate $100,000 to the National Trust’s Campaign to Save America’s National Treasures on behalf of guests sailing on the line’s two riverboats, the American Queen and the American Empress. The American Queen and American Empress are also the only vessel members of Historic Hotels of America, designated for their contributions to delivering legendary hospitality and a classic hotel-style experience on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Columbia and Snake Rivers. 

“Our guests share a passion for discovering America’s heartland and the Pacific Northwest. We are delighted to make this contribution restoring and maintaining important landmarks protected by The National Trust for Historic Preservation,” shares Ted Sykes, president and COO of the American Queen Steamboat Company. “The American Queen Steamboat Company recognizes our responsibility to carry on traditions, educate guests and we embrace the Historic Hotels of America membership of our two riverboats. ”  

Through the partnership, American Queen Steamboat Company travelers have the opportunity to learn more about the National Trust’s National Treasure sites, located along the Mississippi River as well as the Pacific Northwest. The American Queen Steamboat Company is the contributing sponsor of the Mississippi Delta Heritage Area, Manhattan Project Historic Site in Washington and the Willamette Falls Navigation Canal and Locks in Oregon. Special attention to preservation concepts and techniques, as well as the work of architects, historians and other professionals in the field of historic preservation are highlighted onboard and onshore.

The National Trust’s National Treasures are irreplaceable, critically threatened places across the country where the National Trust for Historic Preservation is making a deep organizational investment. Guided by more than 60 years of experience, the organization is taking direct action to protect these places and promote their history and significance, engaging local preservationists to help advance the cause of preservation nationally. 

Those interested in furthering the work of the National Trust for Historic Preservation while experiencing America’s heartland by luxurious and opulent river cruise can order an American Queen Steamboat Company brochure, request additional information and make reservations by contacting the American Queen Steamboat Company at 888-749-5280 or calling a professional travel agent.