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The National Historic Landmarks Program is a federal designation program. 

Designation as a National Historic Landmark:

  • Preserves the stories of nationally important historic events, places, and people for all Americans.
  • Helps to protect the historic character of the property from any federal action.
  • Might facilitate eligibility for grants, tax credits, and other opportunities to maintain its historic character.


Before designation can occur, a property must be nominated. Follow the links to the right of this page to explore our Apply pages and learn about the nomination process before beginning a nomination.

Last updated: August 29, 2018