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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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The National Register of Historic Places lists many properties significant for education. We are pleased to promote the awareness of and appreciation for education related properties. The month we feature the Booker T. Washington High School in Shreveport, Louisiana, which was the site of a significant student civil rights action. We also highlight a a grade school in New Hampshire that contains the gravestone of Obo II, the father of the American Cocker Spaniel. The third educational property is the Indianapolis Public Library Branch No. 3, which is a good example of a Carnegie Libarary.

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Highlighted Property»
Hotel Morck, in Aberdeen, Washington
"Come As You Are"
The Hotel Morck, in Aberdeen, Washington is historically significant for its broad contributions and direct connections to the commercial development of the Grays Harbor region. The hotel also has a connection hsinger/songwriter Kurt Cobain, of the grunge band Nirvana. 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.

 

The building the Big Duck in New York

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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