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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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Featured Property:
Farm No. 266, also known as the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home, is a New Deal-era, five-room, farmhouse constructed by Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) as part of the Dyess Resettlement Colony in Mississippi County, Arkansas.  The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home has a direct connection to the plight of  farmers in Arkansas during the Great Depression, New Deal-era efforts by the Federal government to assist those farmers, as well as the early musical influences on Johnny Cash, winner of numerous music industry awards; a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame, Memphis Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rockabilly Hall of Fame, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; recipient of the National Medal of Arts; and the Kennedy Center Honors. Read more

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Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium:

We are pleased to announce the availability of the Proceedings of the Maritime Culutural Landscape Symposium, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin in November 2015. It was a collaboration between the National Park Service, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, BOEM (Bureau of Ocean Energy Managment), and the Wisconsin Historical Society. Volume 1 features the papers that were presented and Volume 2 features links to the videos of the presentations.

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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 »

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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

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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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