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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.


One Year Since President's First National Monument

In October 2022, President Joe Biden used the Antiquities Act to create the first new national monument of his presidency. The 53,804-acre Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument on National Forest System lands is in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and is situated on the ancestral homelands of the Ute Tribes.

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.

Bridge of Lions

Bridge of Lions

St. Augustine, Florida

Bridge of Lions Illustrates Early Community Involvement Key in Maintaining Historic Character in

The completed Cathlapotle Plankhouse


Ridgefield, Washington

The Columbia River Village of Cathlapotle teaches the present about the past.


Preservation Initiatives

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