The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. 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 more than 76,000 districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture.
The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Included among the over 80,000 listings that make up the National Register are:
Properties across the country that have been nominated by governments, organizations, and individuals because they are significant to the nation, to a state, or to a community. Many sites important to the history of American Geology can be found on the Register, some examples include: