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National Register of Historic Places Program: About Us

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.


Slideshow of 2013 Highlighted listings.

The National Register of Historic Places lists about 20 properties each week. In 2013 we listed 1,175 properties. You can see the lists on our Weekly List.

Each week we pick one or two properties to highlight. We can pick a highlight for a variety of reasons: it may be a very well researched submission, it could be for an interesting property type, it tells a great story, it's a great example of a property type, sometimes the photographs are spectacular. It also doesn't hurt if the property is from a staff member's hometown,

We've created a brief slideshow to show off these highlights.

It does contain music, so you may want to plug your headphones in, or adjust your volume.

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The music is believed to be in the public domain:
Square Yankee Doodle - America - Country Dance Band, Folkraft F1080 78 - Set from

And the photographs were submitted with the nomination packets. A great big thanks to all of the State Historic Preservation Offices, Tribal Preservation Offices, and Federal Preservation Offices for a great 2013.