The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
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Cherry Grove Community House & Theater
The Community House and Theatre is exceptionally significant in social history for the enormous role it played in shaping what gradually evolved into "America's First Gay and Lesbian Town". This integration of homosexual residents into daily life and events at its community house afforded Cherry Grove a singular status; it became one of the first and, for many years, the only gay and lesbian influenced community in the United States. Read more . . .
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Hyde Park, Nottoway County, Virginia
The property's successful operation provided the opportunity for agriculturally skilled Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to Immigrate to America and expand the farm's productivity during the 1930s and early 1940s. During and after World War II, Hyde Park continued to provide refuge and agricultural opportunities after the Gross Breesen families left, specifically for families of soldiers from nearby Fort Pickett and Polish refugees Tadeusz and Stanislawa Glowinski, who maintained the house and grounds for thirty years. Read more . . .
Guidance on How to Submit a Nomination on Disk released
The National Register of Historic Places has accepted new technologies over the past few years including digital photographs and alternatives to the paper USGS maps. We are now accepting the nomination form in pdf format. Please read this guidance on how to submit a nomination on disk before sending. And let us know if you have any comments. Read more . . .
Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos: National Register of Historic Places "Poster" Brochure Poster (in Spanish)
La lista oficial de los lugares históricos de la nación, dignos de conservar, se consigna en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos (National Register of Historic Places). El Registro Nacional fue creado por la Ley Nacional para la Conservación Histórica de 1966 (National Historic Preservation Act) y forma parte de un programa nacional de coordinación y apoyo a esfuerzos tanto públicos como privados, en la identificación, evaluación y protección de los recursos históricos y arqueológicos del pais.
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As our list of travel itineraries grows, the historic destinations you can visit online or in person are virtually endless! Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Spotlighting different communities, geographic regions and themes across the country, the travel itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
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Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
In honor of Landscape Architecture Month, Teaching with Historic Places is featuring lesson plans that focus on topics such as landscape design, urbanization and planning, and conservation.
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88,441 total listings
1,677,773 total contributing resources
1,176 properties listed in Fiscal Year 2012