List of World Heritage Sites in the United States facts for kids
UNESCO was created for the "conservation and protection of the world’s inheritance of books, works of art and monuments of history and science". The constitution of UNESCO was ratified in 1946 by 26 countries, including the United States.
As of 2012, there are 21 places in the United States which are on the World Heritage List.
There are 3 sites which are on a tentative list.
The Tentative List consists of sites which have been nominated. The evaluation process is not yet completed.
- Civil Rights Movement Sites
- Dayton Aviation Sites
- Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks
- Thomas Jefferson Buildings
- Mount Vernon
- Poverty Point State Historic Site
- San Antonio Franciscan Missions
- Serpent Mound
- Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
- Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
- Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
- Petrified Forest National Park
- White Sands National Monument
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