Data Downloads

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.
Control panel at NASA Lewis Research Center-- Development Engineering Building & Annex in Fairview, Ohio
NASA Lewis Research Center-- Development Engineering Building & Annex in Fairview, Ohio.

Photograph by Heather Rudge, courtesy of Ohio State Historic Preservation Office

Spatial Data (GIS)

Web based map with address search
The map prefers the Google Chrome browser over Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Some of the resources, especially complex historic districts, may look odd. The map is based on the information in our records. Our guidance and records were not designed for modern applications. We are working on creating a better system, and updating our information, but this is the information we have now.

Download the - National Register of Historic Places Public Dataset spatial data (links to NPS IRMA Portal - link may not work with Firefox browser, but does work with IE Explorer and Chrome)

The download link is about halfway down the page under the "holdings" section.

The National Park Service Cultural Resources GIS program has created spatial data from the unrestricted National Register of Historic Places database (NRIS) inventory in a file geodatabase format using ESRI’s ArcMap 10.0. The data model is structured in compliance with NPS Cultural Resources Spatial Data Transfer Standards. More detail on the model and these standards can be found here:

Use of this information in meeting a federal agency’s responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act does not in itself constitute compliance with Section 106, which requires agencies to consult with the appropriate State and/or Tribal Preservation Offices in the identification and evaluation of historic properties.

Users should be aware that many points and polygon boundaries require some level of correction. In general, this dataset contains modest corrections to the coordinates contained in the NRIS with reference to some of the point data. In many cases, polygon boundaries may appear incorrect due to minor errors in the database. It is our intent to be able to address these errors and improve the quality of the spatial data over time.
Users who do not have licensed GIS software available to them may view the data using ESRI’s free ArcGIS Explorer Desktop tool. This program can be downloaded here:

This dataset represents the contents of the available coordinates for unrestricted National Register properties. A schedule of updates will be posted in the near future.

Excelsior Grange #5, two story meeting hall
Excelsior Grange #5 in Poland, Maine

Photograph by C. Mitchell, courtesy of Maine State Historic Preservation Office

Spreadsheets (in Excel format):

Spreadsheet of NRHP Listed properties (listings up to 1/15/2024)

Spreadsheet of Removed properties (up to 01/15/2024)

Multiple Property Cover Documents (accepted up to 1/15/2024)
A note on MPS Cover spreadsheet: in 2016 the National Register started tracking additional information on MPS covers.

Spreadsheet of NHLs (designations up to 1/15/2024)

Federal Determinations of Eligibility (Determinations up to 1/15/2024)

Federal listings: National Register of Historic Places listed properties from federal agencies (listings up to April, 2019)

Everything: National Register of Historic Places Properties (up to 1/15/2024) Listed/Returned/Removed/eligible/ineligible/Approved/Accepted/Rejected
A note on Everything spreadsheet: some properties are "resubmitted" these are counted multiple times - once for the original submission, then for each resubmission.

National Register Information Tracking System (NRIS) Terminology

Last updated: January 15, 2024