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.

Who is the ACHP?

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) is an independent federal agency comprised of 24 statutorily designated 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.

Read about ACHP Membership

ACHP Staff

Organization Chart

Program Offices

Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

What Does the ACHP Do?

Administers the Requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act: Section 106 Office of Federal Agency Programs Fact Sheet

Advises Congress and the White House on Preservation Policy: Office of Policy and Legislative Affairs Overview

Addresses Critical Issues Raised by Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian Organizations: Office of Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Fact Sheet

Presents Awards to Honor Excellence in Historic Preservation: Awards Overview

Read the Media Kit

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.

Contact Us

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

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