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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

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May is Jewish Heritage Month »
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of Jewish Americans. We showcase historic properties listed in the National Register and National Park units commemorating the events and people that help illustrate Jewish Americans' contributions to American history. Read more . . .

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May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month »
The National Register of Historic Places recognizes the historical contributions of Asian and Pacific peoples in the United States and its associated territories. From the early 1800s to the 21st century, Asian and Pacific peoples have played a vital role in the development of the United States and made lasting contributions in all elements of American society. The month of May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and this site showcases historic properties listed in the National Register and National Park units highlighting important aspects of the Asian and Pacific experience in America. Read more . . .

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May is Preservation Month »
Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the event is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, State historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country. During Preservation Month, many events are planned to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Read more . . .

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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 . . .

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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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