National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.
All National Historic Landmark nominations are temporarily inaccessible as they are currently being transferred for scanning. Between September 1, 2014 and October 3, 2014, a blackout period will ensue in which we cannot access paper or digital records for these nominations. We apologize for the inconvenience.