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Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Promoting Historic Preservation Across the Nation


The ACHP promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of the nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

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In the Event of a Government Shutdown

In the event of a government shutdown, the ACHP staff will be furloughed and the ACHP offices will be closed for the duration of the shutdown. We will be unable to respond to any communications or inquiries or conduct any ACHP business.

ACHP Invites Public To Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) today announced a public meeting to receive comments on the effects to historic properties from the increase of aircraft, including the EA-18A Growler, and air

ACHP Observes Native American Heritage Month

As the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commemorates 2018 Native American Heritage Month, ACHP Expert Member Dorothy Lippert of the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History, spoke with us about Native Amer

The Federal Preservation Process


You have a voice when it comes to preserving your community's history. The Section 106 review process can help you make a difference in your area.

Section 106 Cases Involving ACHP

Preservation Success Stories


The Section 106 process can result in great success with projects large and small. Read the success stories below and learn how to nominate a worthy case for a spotlight story.

Preservation Initiatives


Preservation touches issues across the country that impact a wide range of citizens and communities.

Preserve America


Preserve America is a federal initiative that encourages and supports efforts to preserve and enjoy the priceless cultural and natural heritage of a community. The goals of the program include a greater shared knowledge about the nation's past, strengthened regional identities and local pride, increased local participation in preserving the country's cultural and natural heritage assets, and support for the economic vitality of all communities.

Community Spotlight

  • Residents celebrate the annual Lighting of the Square event in the Woodstock Square Historic District, where the 1993 movie, Groundhog Day, was filmed.
    Woodstock, Illinois

    Woodstock, Illinois, (population 24,770) was originally founded as Centerville in 1844. Located an hour northwest of downtown Chicago, Centerville served as the seat of McHenry County. Re-named Woodstock in 1845, the town incorporated as a village in 1852 and became a city in 1873.

    Woodstock, Illinois, (population 24,770) was originally founded as Centerville in 1844. Located an hour northwest of downtown Chicago, Centerville served as the seat of McHenry County.