This is a complete List of National Historic Landmarks in California
, of which there exist 137. The United States National Historic Landmark
program is operated under the auspices of the National Park Service
, and recognizes structures, districts, objects, and similar resources nationwide
according to a list of criteria of national significance. The state
is home to 137 of these landmarks, expressing the diversity of California’s heritage, including pre-Columbian peoples, the Spanish and Mexican periods, maritime activity, space exploration, and many other themes.
The table below lists all 137 of these sites, along with added detail and description. The sites are distributed across 35 of California's 58 counties
One site, Yuma Crossing and Associated Sites, is shared with Arizona and is listed by the National Park Service in that state. Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge is shared with Oregon but credited to California.
Historic areas of the NPS in California
National Historic Sites, National Historical Parks, some National Monuments, and certain other areas listed in the National Park system
are historic landmarks of national importance that are highly protected already, often before the inauguration of the NHL program in 1960, and are then often not also named NHLs per se
. There are seven of these in California. The National Park Service lists these seven together with the NHLs in... Read More