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National Register of Historic Places

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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#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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National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month»
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the history and culture of American Indians and Alaska Natives during National American Indian Heritage Month. This month we feature the Indian Mounds Park site in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Read more . . .


Highlighted Property»
Community Baptist Church, in Montgomery, Vermont. Constructed by the first Baptist community in town of Montgomery, the church was built at the height of the town's development as a mill and agricultural town. Through the years, it reflected and significantly contributed to the religious trends in the community by serving as the central meeting place in the town, by its development of numerous social welfare organizations, and as the location for a significant merging with the Congregationalists in 1922. Read more . . .


NPS Arrowhead indicating the National Register County Challenge

Mid-Century Modern Structures
Materials and Preservation 2016 Symposium

April 13-April 16, 2016, St. Louis Missouri

Focusing primarily on the history, use, and preservation of materials found in Mid-Century modern architecture, the 2015 three-day symposium will provide in-depth understanding of the complex issues associated with the preservation of these structures. Special emphasis will be on modern architectural metals, but presentations on other materials, such as concrete and curtain wall structures, will be included.

The meeting will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. A public lecture will precede the meeting on Monday evening, April 13 at Washington University in St. Louis.

Visit the website for the schedule, speakers, and more information.

NPS Arrowhead indicating the National Register County Challenge

National Register Policy and Guidance updates

Webinar: National Register or National Historic Landmark? This webinar provides information on the difference between NR and NHL and why to choose one option over the other.


For Travelers »

For Travelers » »
Travel Itineraries:
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.

Current Teaching with Historic Places feature

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.


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