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Historic Landmarks and Historic Districts

Washington’s historic landmarks and districts define the image of the nation's capital that is recognized around the world. This heritage also includes dozens of historic DC neighborhoods that create a sense of place for the residents of a vibrant and growing city.

DC Inventory of Historic Sites

The official list of historic landmarks and historic districts in the District of Columbia is known as the DC Inventory of Historic Sites. Most properties listed in the Inventory are landmark buildings or historic districts, but there are also archaeological sites, bridges and engineering structures, outdoor sculpture, parks, cemeteries, and other monuments and landscapes.

Maps, Brochures, and Signage on DC Historic Districts

Maps are available on this website for all DC historic districts. For most districts, there are also illustrated informational brochures and links to more detailed documentation.