World Heritage in the U.S. Links

Dawn breaks over the famous Alamo. Now part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site.
Dawn breaks over Mission San Antonio, or more commonly known as The Alamo, Texas, which recently became a World Heritage Site as part of the San Antonio Missions inscription.

Photo by Jason Zmuda.

U.S. World Heritage Sites

List of World Heritage Sites in the U.S.
U.S. Natural Properties Statements of Significance (67 KB DOC)
U.S. Cultural Properties Statements of Significance (43 KB DOC)
U.S. Periodic Report

The U.S. World Heritage Tentative List

Previous U.S. Tentative List from 2008 (submitted to the World Heritage Centre)
Previous U.S. Tentative List from 2008 (illustrated, published version/27 MB PDF)
General Information on the new 2017 updated U.S. World Heritage Tentative List

The U.S. and World Heritage around the Globe

U.S. World Heritage Fellows
U.S. Department of State/U.S. Mission to UNESCO
The World Heritage Convention and List
International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
U.S. Chapter of ICOMOS
George Wright Society
University of Minnesota WH Program

General Information

Quick Guide to the U.S. World Heritage Program
Regulations for the U.S. World Heritage Program
World Heritage in the U.S. Junior Ranger Program
World Heritage Criteria
Smithsonian Institution/Stories of World Heritage


U.S. World Heritage Nomination Document Links

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (4 MB PDF)
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park (3.5 MB PDF)
Chaco Culture (3 MB PDF)
Everglades National Park (12.5 MB PDF)
La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historical Site (7.3 MB PDF)
Grand Canyon National Park (5 MB PDF)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park (3 MB PDF)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (3 MB PDF)
Independence Hall (9 MB PDF)
Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek (15 MB PDF)
Mammoth Cave National Park (3.7 MB PDF)
Mesa Verde National Park (6.8 MB PDF)
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point (81 MB PDF)
Monticello and the University of Virginia (3 MB PDF)
Olympic National Park (4.3 MB PDF)
Taos Pueblo (3.3 MB PDF)
Papahanaumokuakea
Redwood National and State Parks (4 MB PDF)
Statue of Liberty (4 MB PDF)
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park (3.7 MB PDF)
Yellowstone National Park (6 MB PDF)
Yosemite National Park (3.6 MB PDF)

Guide to the U.S. World Heritage Program (973 KB DOC)

Last updated: December 22, 2017

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