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This is a list of properties and districts in the District of Columbia on the National Register of Historic Places. There are more than 600 listings, including 74 National Historic Landmarks of the United States and another 13 places otherwise designated as historic sites of national importance by Congress or the President.

The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below), may be seen in an online map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".

The list is generally grouped by quadrant. The Northwest Quadrant has more than 400 listings, so it is further divided into three parts. The part of the NW Quadrant nearest the National Mall (east of Rock Creek and south of M Street) is grouped with the Southwest quadrant and called "central Washington" for the purposes of this list. The remaining sections are of the NW Quadrant are divided between areas east of Rock Creek and areas to its west. The following are approximate tallies of current listings by area.

Note that the White House, the Capitol, and the United States Supreme Court Building are recorded in the National Register's NRIS database as National Historic Landmarks, but by the provisions of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Section 107 (16 U.S.C. 470g), these three buildings and associated buildings and grounds are legally exempted from listing in the National Register.

Pierce Mill
Peirce Mill, in Northwest quadrant
Titanic Memorial (Washington, D.C.)
Titanic Memorial, Southwest quadrant
Area # of Sites
1 Central 218
2 Western NW Quadrant 123
3 Upper NW Quadrant 213
4 Northeast 64
5 Southeast 40
6 Duplicates (19)
Total: 639
National Capitol Columns - Washington, D.C.
U.S. National Arboretum, in Northeast quadrant
Christ Church - Washington, D.C.
Christ Church, Washington Parish, in Southeast quadrant
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