This section will provide a general overview of the NHL Program and the information you will need to begin the process.
Page 1: Workshop 1 Overview
Page 2: What is a National Historic Landmark?
What is the relationship of NHLs to the National Park Service?
What is the purpose of NHL designation?
What's the difference between National Historic Landmarks and properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places?
Page 6: Who owns NHLs?
How does a property become a National Historic Landmark?
How long does it take for a property to become an NHL?
Why does it take so long?
Who prepares the National Historic Landmark nomination?
Page 11: Where do I begin?
Are there other programs I should consider if I don't think my property is eligible for NHL designation?
Page 13: Checklist
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