Greetings! We are the National Register of Historic Places – the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation.

About Us:
Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.

Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. There are NR properties are inside National Parks, U.S. Territories, and even shipwrecks. Almost every county in the Untied States has at least one place listed in the National Register.

We highly encourage you to tag our photographs and make comments!
After browsing Flickr, we realized that the public is engaged in and excited about America’s historic places and landmarks. The many pictures posted by users and the numerous Groups created to celebrate these places convinced us that our pictures should be online for the public to view. Thank you for getting us involved!

About The Photographs:
Through each individual picture, collection or set, you can find more information about the properties we have listed. Enjoy the photographs and feel free to learn more about our nation’s historic treasures.

Photographs posted by this account are from the official National Register and National Historic Landmarks archives - courtesy of the respective State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO) or nomination preparers. Some of our photographs were taken by NR/NHL staff members. We have posted photography in order to increase knowledge of our listings and the history behind their significance. We ask that you take a look at our Copyright Statement before using the pictures. Our second reason for joining was to increase dialogue with you. We encourage Flickr users to post feedback and ask us questions. We may contact you for permission to feature your photography on our website.

To be featured on our website:
Use the creative commons rights on the photograph

Search the National Register!
The National Register of Historic Places is a treasure trove for professional historians, scholars, and anyone curious about American history.
Search a list of properties
Read an ever-growing inventory of full nomination forms online

This account is monitored by the programs’ archivists. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

-Stephanie M
Archivist, National Register of Historic Places

Photos of National Register (11)

  • I withnessed a heartbreaking sunset. by mohammedjunaidpp
  • Hoquiam, WA — Main Post Office by senapa
  • Ezra Meeker Mansion by senapa
  • Tidal Basin at Sunset by justinhoch
  • United States Post Office Aurora by asc99yhs
  • Plano Depot by asc99yhs
  • Abandoned Federal Courthouse by asc99yhs
  • Marion County Courthouse by asc99yhs
  • Old Second Bank clock by asc99yhs
  • New York Street Memorial Bridge by asc99yhs
  • The Mighty Saturn V by William A. Franklin

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Testimonials (4)

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    Timeless Legacy says:

    "The National Register is a wonderful program that allows the preservation efforts of the Department of Interior to spread beyond the scope of the National Park Service. The photography collections that the National Register has taken the time to create on Flicrk provide viewers with a tangible history of the storied past of our collective heritage. I encourage students of the history of all ages to explore and learn about the historic sites that represent all Americans - past, present, and future.

    Violet Clark

    October 31st, 2010

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    army.arch says:

    "As a photographer of places on the National Register, I love having the actual National Register photos up on Flickr to compare and contrast. Keep up the good work!"

    July 17th, 2010

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    stevesheriw says:

    "The National Register is making a great contribution to Flickr by showing various properties around the nation with historic significance. This is a great way for the public to learn about places that reflect American heritage. I look forward to seeing more properties posted. Thank you for initiating this project!"

    April 2nd, 2010

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    kawwsu29 says:

    "Love the photos. An abundance of photos about historical places and buildings."

    April 1st, 2010

National Register of Historic Places
March 2009
Washington, D.C., United States
National Register of Historic Places
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