Chairman’s Welcome

As Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) vice chairman, acting as chairman, I invite you to explore our exceptional website. This resource was designed to introduce you to the significant role and responsibilities of the ACHP-particularly in implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act as well as its mission to advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy. The website contains links to a variety of online training and guidance opportunities, fact sheets, staff lists, and our Strategic Plan. I urge you to spend time getting to know us and our work! —Jordan Tannenbaum

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 comprised of 24 Presidentially appointed members from federal agencies, preservation organizations, Indian tribes, and expert private citizens. It has a staff of 42 employees based in Washington, D.C. who carry out historic preservation case reviews, provide training in historic preservation law and policy, conduct outreach to the American public on the importance of historic sites and community preservation, and much more.

Customer Service Standards

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

ACHP Fact Sheets

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

Office of Federal Agency Programs

Office of Native American Affairs


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 current ACHP strategic plan was adopted on March 30, 2022.

ACHP Strategic Plan Pillars Infographic

ACHP Budget

The ACHP's budget justification is the current document the White House and Congress use to plan for agency funding.

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