Making Tangible the American Experience

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are historic properties that illustrate the heritage of the United States. The almost 2,600 NHLs found in the U.S. today come in many forms: historic buildings, sites, structures, objects, and districts. Each NHL represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture.


Monumental neo-Expressionist building. a large, single-story, reinforced thin-shell

NHL Committee Meeting - Fall 2020

Nominations that were considered at the NHL Committee Meeting

The Medgar and Myrlie Evers House is a one-story wood-frame house

Contact Us

How to reach the national and regional NHL Program offices

view of Richard L. Proenneke cabin and surrounding forest in front of mountains


Who We Are

ceiling artwork in St Bartholomew's


Find NHLs

view of the front facade of the Garfield Home


Become a National Historic Landmark

front entrance of Franklin School

Technical Assistance

Preserving Existing NHLs

view of George Washington Masonic National Memorial on hill


Frequently Asked Questions

Calvin Coolidge Homestead


NHLs in the News

Last updated: September 14, 2020