Making Tangible the American Experience

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are historic properties that illustrate the heritage of the United States. The over 2,600 NHLs found in the U.S. today come in many forms: historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. Each NHL represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture. A list of NHLs by state is available here.

View of Latte Quarry at As Nieves, Rota
Fall 2023 Meeting

Landmarks Committee met November 15-16, 2023

African American Outdoor Recreation
Recent Theme Studies

Newest Theme Study - African American Outdoor Recreation

NHL Bulletin: Guidelines for Preparing National Historic Landmark Nominations - NEW!
Program Announcements

NHL Program Updates and Announcements

view of George Washington Masonic National Memorial on hill

Frequently Asked Questions

Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archeological District dig site surrounded by archaeologists at work.
Program Info

NHL Program Info & Research

Sweeping landscape of Kalaupapa

Find NHLs Files and Nominations

Wide perspective shot of the bow of USS Slater

Become a National Historic Landmark

White sided house with forest green shutters and trim
Technical Assistance

Preserving Existing NHLs

Last updated: November 16, 2023