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.
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Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the event is co-sponsored by local preservation groups, State historical societies, business and civic organizations across the country. During Preservation Month, many events are planned to promote historic places for the purpose of instilling national and community pride, promoting heritage tourism, and showing the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. Read more . . .
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month »
The National Register of Historic Places recognizes the historical contributions of Asian and
Pacific peoples in the United States and its associated territories. From the early 1800s to the 21st century, Asian and Pacific peoples
have played a vital role in the development of the United States and made lasting contributions in all elements of American society. Read more . . .
Jewish Heritage Month »
May is Jewish American Heritage Month. The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for the historical accomplishments of Jewish Americans. We showcase historic properties listed in the National Register and National Park units commemorating the events and people that help illustrate Jewish Americans' contributions to American history. Read more . . .
Guidance on How to Submit a Nomination on Disk released
The National Register of Historic Places has accepted new technologies over the past few years including digital photographs and alternatives to the paper USGS maps. We are now accepting the nomination form in pdf format. Please read this guidance on how to submit a nomination on disk before sending. And let us know if you have any comments. Read more . . .
Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos: National Register of Historic Places "Poster" Brochure Poster (in Spanish)
La lista oficial de los lugares históricos de la nación, dignos de conservar, se consigna en el Registro Nacional de Lugares Históricos (National Register of Historic Places). El Registro Nacional fue creado por la Ley Nacional para la Conservación Histórica de 1966 (National Historic Preservation Act) y forma parte de un programa nacional de coordinación y apoyo a esfuerzos tanto públicos como privados, en la identificación, evaluación y protección de los recursos históricos y arqueológicos del pais.
Progress on Updating National Register Bulletin 38 (Traditional Cultural Properties) webinar - May 23, 2013 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Eastern time.
Progress on Updating National Register Bulletin 38 (Traditional Cultural Properties)
Because of overwhelming demand the May 23, 2013 webinar is full, so we have planned another webinar for June 12, 2013 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Eastern time. You are cordially invited to participate in a second 1-1.5 hour webinar with Paul Loether, NPS Chief of the National Register of Historic Places/National Historic Landmarks Program.. The workshop will serve as a forum for discussing the current status of NPS' efforts to update the guidelines for identifying, evaluating, and documenting NR-eligible Traditional Cultural Properties as well as to discuss the proposed development of similar guidelines related to Native American landscapes.
The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm Eastern time.
If you would like to participate please contact Alexis Abernathy via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 202-354-2236.
For more information on this process, see the TCP Comments page
The May 23rd Webinar is full
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For Travelers » »
As our list of travel itineraries grows, the historic destinations you can visit online or in person are virtually endless! Each itinerary is a self-guided tour to historic places most of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Spotlighting different communities, geographic regions and themes across the country, the travel itineraries expose you to a huge variety of places significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
For Teachers »
Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
In honor of Landscape Architecture Month, Teaching with Historic Places is featuring lesson plans that focus on topics such as landscape design, urbanization and planning, and conservation.
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