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The United States National Historic Landmark Program is designed to recognize and honor the nation's cultural and historical heritage. The program was formally inaugurated with a series of listings on October 9, 1960; as of August 21, 2020, there are 2,597 designated landmarks. A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is generally a building, district, object, site, or structure, that is officially recognized by the United States government for its national historical significance. A National Historic Landmark District (NHLD) is a historic district that is recognized as an NHL. Its geographic area may include contributing properties that are buildings, structures, sites or objects, and it may include non-contributing properties.

The program is administered by the National Park Service (NPS), a branch of the Department of the Interior. The National Park Service determines which properties meet NHL criteria and makes nomination recommendations after an owner notification process. The Secretary of the Interior reviews nominations and, based on a set of predetermined criteria, makes a decision on NHL designation or a determination of eligibility for designation. Both public and privately owned properties can be designated as NHLs. This designation provides indirect, partial protection of the historic integrity of the properties via tax incentives, grants, monitoring of threats, and other means. Owners may object to the nomination of the property as a NHL. When this is the case the Secretary of the Interior can only designate a site as eligible for designation.

All NHLs are also included on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP), a list of some 80,000 historic properties that the National Park Service deems to be worthy of recognition. The primary difference between a NHL and a NRHP listing is that the NHLs are determined to have national significance, while other NRHP properties are deemed significant at the local or state level.

Tabular listing

Most landmark designations are in one of the 50 states. New York is the state with the most (270), and New York City, with 114 designations, is the city with the largest number of designations. Of the states, North Dakota has the fewest designations with seven. Three cities (New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston) have enough listings to warrant lists separate from their respective states.

A small number of designations have been made outside the 50 states. Most of these appear in United States possessions. The Virgin Islands have five listings, Puerto Rico has four, and island possessions in the South Pacific have six. Five listings are found in Pacific island nations with which the U.S. has established a free association agreement, and one listing, the American Legation in Tangier (the nation's first foreign public property), is found in the unaffiliated Kingdom of Morocco.

State or
region
Number of
landmarks
Earliest
declared
Latest
declared
Example
Alabama &&&&&&&&&&&&&039.&&&&&039 October 9, 1960 January 13, 2021 Dexter Avenue Baptist.jpg
Alaska &&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050 January 20, 1961 December 23, 2016 Holy Assumption Orthodox Church
Arizona &&&&&&&&&&&&&046.&&&&&046 October 9, 1960 December 23, 2016 Hoover dam from air.jpg
Arkansas &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 October 9, 1960 July 31, 2003 Central High School
California &&&&&&&&&&&&0146.&&&&&0146 October 9, 1960 December 23, 2016 The Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo
Colorado &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 December 19, 1960 January 13, 2021 A steam locomotive of the D&SNG
Connecticut &&&&&&&&&&&&&063.&&&&&063 October 9, 1960 October 31, 2016 Connecticut State Capitol north side.jpg
Delaware &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 January 20, 1961 December 23, 2016 Habs new castle county court house.jpg
Florida &&&&&&&&&&&&&047.&&&&&047 October 9, 1960 January 13, 2021 The Ernest Hemingway House in Key West.
Georgia &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 January 20, 1961 July 21, 2015 Etowah Indian Mounds
Hawaii &&&&&&&&&&&&&033.&&&&&033 December 29, 1962 March 29, 2007 The church established by Father Damien at the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement.
Idaho &&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 October 9, 1960 June 21, 1990 Experimental Breeder Reactor No. 1.
Illinois &&&&&&&&&&&&&088.&&&&&088 October 9, 1960 September 23, 2020 Lincoln's Tomb
Indiana &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.&&&&&043 October 9, 1960 December 23, 2016 North Christian Church, a historic example of modern architecture.
Iowa &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.&&&&&027 June 30, 1960 January 13, 2021 Old capital iowa city.jpg
Kansas &&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 December 19, 1960 December 23, 2016 Grant Hall at Fort Leavenworth.
Kentucky &&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 December 19, 1960 February 27, 2013 Belle of Louisville
Louisiana &&&&&&&&&&&&&054.&&&&&054 October 9, 1960 July 21, 2015 Louisiana State Capitol
Maine &&&&&&&&&&&&&044.&&&&&044 October 9, 1960 August 25, 2014 Bowdoin SableIsland.jpg
Maryland &&&&&&&&&&&&&075.&&&&&075 October 9, 1960 January 13, 2021 USCGC Taney.
Massachusetts
(Boston alone)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0189.&&&&&0189
(57)
October 9, 1960 February 27, 2015 Boston Light.jpg
Michigan &&&&&&&&&&&&&043.&&&&&043 October 9, 1960 January 13, 2021 Clock tower of the Henry Ford Museum adjacent to Greenfield Village.
Minnesota &&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 December 19, 1960 June 23, 2011 National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna
Mississippi &&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040 July 19, 1964 February 16, 2017 Beauvoir, showing damage from Hurricane Katrina.
Missouri &&&&&&&&&&&&&037.&&&&&037 October 9, 1960 March 29, 2007 Gateway Arch July 2009.jpg
Montana &&&&&&&&&&&&&028.&&&&&028 October 9, 1960 July 21, 2015 House of Chief Plenty Coups at Chief Plenty Coups State Park.
Nebraska &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 December 19, 1960 January 13, 2021 USS Hazard (AM-240)
Nevada &&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 January 20, 1961 October 16, 2012 Hoover Dam
New Hampshire &&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 October 9, 1960 February 27, 2013 Shaker Village c. 1920
New Jersey &&&&&&&&&&&&&058.&&&&&058 October 9, 1960 August 25, 2014 The Great Falls of the Passaic River
New Mexico &&&&&&&&&&&&&046.&&&&&046 October 9, 1960 October 16, 2012 NewMexicoPalaceSantaFe.jpg
New York
(New York City alone)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0276.&&&&&0276
(116)
October 9, 1960 January 13, 2021 Empire State Building from the Top of the Rock.jpg
North Carolina &&&&&&&&&&&&&039.&&&&&039 November 5, 1961 December 23, 2016 Fort Fisher (painting/excerpt 1890): shows stylized earthen walls along the Northern Bastion.
North Dakota &&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 July 4, 1961 December 23, 2016 Catlin Hidatsa village.jpg
Ohio &&&&&&&&&&&&&076.&&&&&076 October 9, 1960 December 23, 2016 TaftMuseum.jpg
Oklahoma &&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 December 19, 1960 February 27, 2013 Washita Battlefield
Oregon &&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 January 20, 1961 July 25, 2011 Timberline Lodge.
Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia alone)
&&&&&&&&&&&&0169.&&&&&0169
(67)
January 20, 1961 December 23, 2016 Academy of Music
Rhode Island &&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 October 9, 1960 October 16, 2012 The Breakers as seen from the lawn leading down to the sea
South Carolina &&&&&&&&&&&&&076.&&&&&076 October 9, 1960 March 29, 2007 South Carolina Statehouse
South Dakota &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 July 4, 1961 June 17, 2011 Rocky summit of Bear Butte and view over the Dakota plains.
Tennessee &&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&&031 October 9, 1960 August 21, 2020 Kurz and Allison - Battle of Franklin, November 30, 1864.jpg
Texas &&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 December 19, 1960 January 13, 2021 Alamo Mission in San Antonio
Utah &&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 January 20, 1961 June 23, 2011 The Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine.
Vermont &&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 September 22, 1960 August 25, 2014 Round church richmond vermont 20040808.jpg
Virginia &&&&&&&&&&&&0123.&&&&&0123 October 7, 1960 January 13, 2021 Montpelier, undergoing restoration.
Washington &&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 July 4, 1961 August 19, 2008 The Pioneer Square Pergola with the Pioneer Building behind.
West Virginia &&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 July 19, 1964 July 31, 2003 Weston State Hospital
Wisconsin &&&&&&&&&&&&&044.&&&&&044 October 9, 1960 January 13, 2021 Looking at Taliesin from Hill Crown.jpg
Wyoming &&&&&&&&&&&&&027.&&&&&027 December 19, 1960 December 23, 2016 Old Faithful Inn main facade.jpg
District of Columbia &&&&&&&&&&&&&075.&&&&&075 December 19, 1960 January 13, 2021 The Great Hall of the Library of Congress.
U.S. Commonwealths
and Territories
&&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 October 9, 1960 March 11, 2013 Skytsborg, Virgin Islands (Blackbeard's Castle)
Associated States &&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 December 17, 1982 September 16, 1985 Battle of Peleliu
Foreign States &&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 December 17, 1982 December 17, 1982 Courtyard of American Legation in Tangier, Morocco
Duplicates (19) Beginning Point of the U.S. Public Land Survey.
Total 2,616 June 30, 1960 January 13, 2021
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