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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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We've Moved! »
Please note our new shipping address and  shipping restrictions.

New address (as of April 10, 2017):

National Park Service
National Register of Historic Places
1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop 7228
Washington, DC 20240

Shipping restrictions:

Important: Only use UPS, FedEx, DHL, or another non-USPS vendor. All U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail sent to our building is subject to irradiation. Items may be damaged if sent via USPS

NPS Arrowhead indicating the National Register County Challenge

April is Landscape Architecture Month »
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic places important in landscape architecture.
This month we highlight a National Historical Park, an estate in North Carolina, and an artist's garden in Texas. Read more . . .


Highlighted Property»
Craig Cabin, Bondurant, Wyoming
The Craig Cabin and tack shed are believed to be constructed by an early trapper from Salt Lake City, Utah, and his two nephews sometime between 1898 and 1900. Typical of the time, these buildings were erected on public domain land prior to the establishment of the U.S. Forest Service. Read more . . .

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 »

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 »
92,375 total listings
1,803,145 total contributing resources (buildings, sites, structures, objects)
931 properties listed in Fiscal Year 2016


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