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
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 strategic plan was adopted on December 5, 2019. Previous versions were adopted in 2011 and updated in 2014.
The ACHP's budget justification is the current document the White House and Congress use to plan for agency funding.