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.
#50 for 50»
From November 2015 through November 2016, we will be sharing some of our favorite preservation work that has occurred across the nation, a tangible result of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the partnerships and the programs it created. We hope you will join us and post about the places and preservation stories that matter to you using the hashtags #50for50 and #Preservation50
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Rice Bay in Watersmeet, Michigan
Centered around the gathering of wild rice, the village founded at Ketegitigaaning provides an uncommon example in the region of both a traditional, off-reservation community, as well as an area of lakeshore that has been Ojibwe-owned for generations. Read more . . .
For Travelers » »
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.
For Teachers »
Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects.
National Register of Historic Places About Us »
90,540 total listings
1,752,995 total contributing resources (buildings, sites, structures, objects)
1,030 properties listed in Fiscal Year 2014