Mission Statement

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation promotes the preservation, enhancement, and sustainable use of our nation’s diverse historic resources, and advises the President and the Congress on national historic preservation policy.
—adopted by ACHP membership January 2011

Who is the ACHP?

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.


Customer Service Standards

The ACHP takes its responsibilities to the American public seriously. Please review our Customer Service Standards.


History of the ACHP

An online retrospective of the ACHP's history discusses the key issues in preservation that the agency has addressed over the years.


ACHP Fact Sheets

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Office of Federal Agency Programs

Office of Native American Affairs


Awards

The ACHP presents awards annually to honor those who excel in the field of historic preservation.

Click here to learn more about the types of awards and how to apply.


ACHP Strategic Plan

The ACHP's strategic plan was adopted in 2011 and updated in 2014. A new strategic plan is scheduled for development in 2018-2019.


Promoting the preservation and enhancement of our nation's diverse historic resources.