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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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Weekly Highlight Property

Women's HIstory Month »
The National Register of Historic Places lists many properties significant for women's history. We take the opportunity of Women's History Month to highlight just some of the properties that exemplify the contributions of women to American history. This month we feature the Pond Farm Pottery Historic District. Marguerite Wildenhain lived, worked and taught at Pond Farm. The district has a strong association with the Studio Pottery Movement of the mid-twentieth century and the internationally significant contributions of Wildenhain, an exemplary ceramist who was an important female pioneer in ceramics and ceramics education.

 

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Weekly Highlight Property

Weekly List Highlight »
Thompson Draw Summer Homes Unit 1 Historic District, Payson, Arizona

The district consists of an intact and reasonably unchanged group of summer home cabins constructed under lease permits on the Tonto National Forest to provide recreational opportunities for Arizona's desert dwellers. Read more . .

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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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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


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