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National Historic Landmarks in the District of Columbia
Recent and Selected Designations
- Anderson House (designated June 19, 1996)
- Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall, and Founders Library (Howard University) (designated January 3, 2001)
- Corcoran Gallery and School of Art (designated April 27, 1992)
- Decatur House (designated December 19, 1960)
- Lafayette Building (designated September 1, 2005)
- Octagon House (designated December 19, 1960)
- USS Sequoia (Presidential Yacht) (designated December 23, 1987)
- John Philip Sousa Junior High School (designated August 7, 2001)
- Supreme Court Building (designated May 4, 1987)
- Twelfth Street YMCA Building (designated October 12, 1994)
- United Mine Workers of America Building (designated April 5, 2005)
- Washington Navy Yard (designated May 11, 1976)
- White House (designated December 19, 1960)
Note: In accordance with Section 107 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Supreme Court Building and its grounds, the White House and its grounds, and the United States Capitol (which is also an NHL) and its related buildings and grounds are exempt from the Section 106 process.
To find nominations for other National Historic Landmarks in the District of Columbia, please consult our page about how to search for nominations. For National Historic Landmarks that were nominated recently but do not appear on the list above, please consult our Landmarks Committee meeting pages to read the draft nominations. Even after a property is designated as a National Historic Landmark, it takes time to finalize the nomination.
Did you know? Some National Historic Landmarks are located in national park units.