The website will consist of ten sections.
Each section consists of a series of questions and answers.
Site visitors can flip into a section at any time or jump ahead in the questions for each section.
The section can be read in one sitting but we recommend that you consult specific sections on an as-needed basis as you move forward in the NHL process; however, you may want to skim the website overall to learn more about the entire nomination process before you initiate the process.
We strongly suggest that site visitors first read "Understanding Your Options" and the "Benefits of NHL Designation" before reading the main tutorial.
About National Historic Landmarks
Where do I begin?
This section will provide a general overview of the NHL Program and the information you will need to begin the process.
Understanding the NHL Criteria
This section will introduce you to the NHL Criteria and the necessary requirements for a property to achieve NHL designation.
Writing the initial letter of inquiry
This section will provide you with instructions on how to write your initial letter of inquiry to the NHL Program.
Researching a Site and the Property
This section will provide you with an understanding of how to conduct the research necessary to write the NHL nomination.
Organizing Your Research
This section will help you to understand how to begin putting together the nomination.
Writing the Draft Nomination
This section will help you to complete the NHL nomination form.
Submitting Your Nomination
This section will explain how you should submit the draft nomination.
Reviewing and Editing Your Landmark Nomination
This section will explain what happens after we receive your draft nomination.
Presenting Your Nomination
This section will explain how the draft nomination is presented to the Landmarks Committee, the National Parks System Advisory Board, and the Secretary of the Interior.
This section will tell you what to expect after your property has been designated an NHL.