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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Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, Arlington, Virginia
As the final resting place of military veterans, from the well known to the unknown and materialized in the rows of white headstones, ANC is nationally significant as the country's premier national cemetery and as a testament to the measures taken to honor and respect those who have played a role in our country's history. Read more . . .
Landscape Architecture Month
The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to promote awareness of and appreciation for historic places important in landscape architecture. This year we asked National Register coordinators to submit images of designed landscapes listed in the National Register that they think are among the best in their state. Take a look at the wonderful photographs they submitted. Read more . . .
National Register Landscape Initiative
The National Park Service has initiated a study of the nomination of landscapes to the National Register of Historic Places. The effort is called the “National Register Landscape Initiative” (NRLI). The first task of the NRLI will be an examination of current practices and existing guidance, with the end goal of establishing best practice guidance and increasing the attention paid to landscapes in nominations. 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 (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 país.
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.
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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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