National Historic Landmarks


A National Historic Landmark is a historic building, site, structure, object or district that represents an outstanding aspect of American history and culture.

Connecticut is honored to have more than 60 sites across the state designated as National Historic Landmark – from the Nathan Hale Homestead in Coventry and the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation Archaeological District in Ledyard to Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan.

Next Steps: Selection Process

To identify, designate and preserve these landmarks, the National Park Service conducts National Historic Landmark surveys for the U.S. secretary of the interior. The National Park System's Advisory Board (a committee of scholars and interested citizens) evaluates potential landmark properties and recommends them to the Secretary of the Interior for designation.

Click here for a list of Connecticut's National Historic Landmarks and here to learn more about the designation itself.


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