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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Astrodome, Houston, Texas
Completed in 1965, the Astrodome in Houston, Harris County, Texas, is an engineering marvel of its time. As the first enclosed and air-conditioned sports stadium in the United States, the Astrodome boasted the largest clear span dome at the time of its completion (642 feet). Read more . . .
Hiram Bithorn Municipal Stadium, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Since its construction in 1962, the Hiram Bithorn Stadium has served as venue for events of great importance such as sports tournaments and professionals practices; amateur tournaments of baseball, basketball and football; intercollegiate games, boxing, wrestling and car competitions. Even more significant in establishing the
stadium's reputation as the main stage within all the ballparks in the island during the 1960s, was the
continuous parade a great local players within its diamond, like Luis Arroyo, Victor Pellot, Felix Mantilla, Julio Navarro, Orlando "Peruchin" Cepeda and Roberto Clemente. 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.
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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89,510 total listings
1,722,257 total contributing resources
1,175 properties listed in Fiscal Year 2013