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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.

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Hispanic Heritage Month»
The National Register of Historic Places lists many properties significant for Hispanic Heritage. We take the opportunity of Hispanic Heritage Month to highlight just some of the properties that exemplify the contributions of Hispanic culture and achievement. Find out about Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad Historic District, Chicano Park, Concha Meléndez Ramírez, and many more.
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Highlighted Property»
Tucson Community Center Historic District in Tucson, Arizona
as an outstanding example and significant work of a master: landscape architect Garrett Eckbo (1910-2000). One of the leading landscape designers and theorists of the twentieth century, Eckbo spoke for the Modern landscape design movement, formulating in words the conceptual elements and characteristics of the style.
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Maritime Cultural Landscape Symposium
October 14-15, Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Registration has been extended until Tuesday, October 6

The symposium will explore how the terrestrial and submerged resources near and in the nation's oceans, rivers, and lakes might be identified, characterized, and evaluated, and what benefits may be derived from the broader recognition of these landscapes as unique entities “worthy of preservation.”

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Mid-Century Modern Structures
Materials adn Preservation 2015 Symposium

April 13-April 16, 2016, St. Louis Missouri

Focusing primarily on the history, use, and preservation of materials found in Mid-Century modern architecture, the 2015 three-day symposium will provide in-depth understanding of the complex issues associated with the preservation of these structures. Special emphasis will be on modern architectural metals, but presentations on other materials, such as concrete and curtain wall structures, will be included.

The meeting will be held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. A public lecture will precede the meeting on Monday evening, April 13 at Washington University in St. Louis.

Visit the website for the schedule, speakers, and more information.

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National Register Policy and Guidance updates

Webinar: National Register or National Historic Landmark? This webinar provides information on the difference between NR and NHL and why to choose one option over the other.


For Travelers »

For Travelers » »
Travel Itineraries:
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.

Current Teaching with Historic Places feature

For Teachers »
Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans
Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses properties listed in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects.


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