The List of Significant Properties is the official record of U.S. Department of State properties worthy of preservation as symbols of cultural diplomacy abroad. The Office of Cultural Heritage coordinates and supports Department of State efforts to identify and protect America’s cultural heritage in accordance with Section 402 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended. The List of Significant Properties guides that work and the listed properties are protected under statute and policy.
Listed properties may be identified and protected as cultural heritage of the host nation or as part of a World Heritage Site. Learn More