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. The 21 newest NHLs were designated on January 13th, 2021, after review at the September 2020 and November 2020 NHL Committee Meetings. 

Aerial view of Waterford Historic District showing houses in a rural area

Spring Meeting

Committee Meeting was held May 11-12, 2022

Labor History in the United States

Recent Theme Studies

Newest Theme Study - Labor History in the United States

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


Who We Are

ceiling artwork in St Bartholomew's


Find NHLs Files and Nominations

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: June 15, 2022