Guidance for 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.
Interior control room
Flight And Guidance Simulation Laboratory in Santa Clara County, California

Photograph by Mark Bowen and Patricia Ambacher, courtesy of California State Historic Preservation Office

Publications

Bulletins, White Papers/Policy Clarifications, Brochures

National Register of Historic Places Forms

10-900, 10-900a, 10-900b, additional documentation

Sample Nominations

good examples of listed properties in the National Register of Historic Places

Special Publications

Regulations

Last updated: July 24, 2019