Cultural Landscapes

The National Mall
The National Mall, Washington, DC.


Cultural landscapes are places where people have made significant connections to the land, combining natural settings with human creations. The National Capital Region's cultural landscapes range from our nation's iconic sites, such as the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, to linear parks like the George Washington Memorial Parkway that provide transportation corridors, green space, and public access to rivers; to the farms and fields of Civil War battlefields of Manassas and Antietam. The Cultural Landscapes Program draws on expertise in landscape architecture, historic preservation, and geographic information systems (GIS) to maintain an inventory of landscapes and their components, manage research, and assist parks with recommendations for landscape maintenance, preservation, and restoration.


Please contact Julie McGilvray, Preservation Services Program Manager for more information. If you need assistance from Resource Stewardship and Science (RESS), you may submit a Solution for Technical Assistance Requests (STAR) request online (NPS Only).


  • Cultural Landscape Inventories (CLIs)

    The NCA Cultural Landscape team is currently working with collaborators to document historic and existing conditions of several significant cultural landscapes including: Marion Park, Maryland Avenue NE, Titanic Memorial, and Civil War Defenses of Washington/Fort Circle Drive- between Fort Slocum and Fort Totten. (2019)

  • Cultural Landscape Reports (CLRs)

    Working with contractors, the NCA Cultural Landscape team is currently developing treatment plans for managing significant cultural landscapes including: Henry Hill: Henry & Robinson Farms (Manassas National Battlefield Park), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. (2019)


NCR Cultural Landscape Inventories

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3632. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

NCR Cultural Landscape Reports

Source: Data Store Saved Search 3595. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Cultural Landscapes in the National Capital Area

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    Last updated: July 6, 2020