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.
#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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Furies Collective, in Washington, DC
The Furies Collective house is directly connected with the early expression of the character, role, and ideology of the lesbian community as a social and political community in the 1970s. The house became the operational center of the“Furies,” a lesbian feminist separatist collective, which between 1971 and 1973 created and led the debate over lesbians’ place in society. Read more . . .
LGBTQ Month »
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. LGBT Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The National Park Service has an LBGTQ Heritage Initiative
that encompasses more than just the National Register. We are pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of the LGBT community. We showcase historic properties listed in the National Register and National Park units commemorating the events and people that help illustrate LGBT contributions to American history. Read more . . .
For Travelers » »
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.
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.
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