Including National Historic Landmarks in your lesson plans is a great way to explore the many stories that make up American history. All NHLs have national significance and high degrees of historic integrity. These qualities provide opportunities to explore the diversity of American history and the American experience.

Other information on our website may also be of use to you in planning curriculum that involves NHLs:

  • Theme studies and special studies provide historic context about a variety of topics in American history.
  • Lists of NHLs in each state to learn more about how local and national history are intertwined.
  • NHL nominations. Each nomination makes a history- or archeology-based argument about the importance of the NHL.

Last updated: September 9, 2022