Making Tangible the American Experience

National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are historic properties that illustrate the heritage of the United States. The over 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. A list of NHLs by state is available here.

The barn/studio at Pond Farm Pottery, with rows of pottery stations and kickwheels.
New and Updated NHL Designations

On December 13, 2023, the Secretary of the Interior announced designation of 16 new NHLs and approval of 6 updated NHLs.

African American Outdoor Recreation
Recent Theme Studies

Newest Theme Study - African American Outdoor Recreation

NHL Bulletin: Guidelines for Preparing National Historic Landmark Nominations - NEW!
Program Announcements

NHL Program Updates and Announcements

view of George Washington Masonic National Memorial on hill

Frequently Asked Questions

Lower Pecos Canyonlands Archeological District dig site surrounded by archaeologists at work.
Program Info

NHL Program Info & Research

Sweeping landscape of Kalaupapa

Find NHLs Files and Nominations

Wide perspective shot of the bow of USS Slater

Become a National Historic Landmark

White sided house with forest green shutters and trim
Technical Assistance

Preserving Existing NHLs

Last updated: December 13, 2023