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National Historic Landmarks are places that are important to the history of the United States. National Historic Landmarks illustrate our shared heritage. Their listing in the National Register of Historic Places is a recognition of exceptionalism.

Alaska is home to 50 National Historic Landmarks and 345 National Register of Historic Places properties. These special places tell powerful stories of conflict, achievement, and cultural lineage over the past 14,000 years.

There are many amazing cultural landscapes and historic places in Alaska that may have the potential for federal recognition.

There are over 2500 National Historic Landmarks. Less than 400 of these are owned by the U.S. Government. Most are owned by private land owners, federally recognized tribes, state and local governments, and other organizations like corporations or non-profits.

We support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archaeological resources. If you know of a property that's important to the history of your community, we can provide guidance on nomination for the National Register of Historic Places and help qualified property owners apply for preservation benefits and incentives.

Learn more about nominating your property to the National Register of Historic Places through your Alaska Office of History & Archaeology, the Alaska Region NPS office, or the Washington D.C. headquarters for the National Register of Historic Places program.

Last updated: July 24, 2017