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