National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.
The National Historic Landmarks Releases Latest Theme Study
The National Historic Landmarks Program is pleased to announce the release of its latest theme study, The Era of Reconstruction: 1861-1900, on the anniversary of the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment. The study provides a context for evaluating and identifying nationally significant resources associated with the theme of Reconstruction. The study was also used as a context document for establishing the first national park unit associated with the story of Reconstruction--Reconstruction Era National Monument in Beaufort County, South Carolina.