List of United States National Historic Landmarks in United States commonwealths and territories, associated states, and foreign states

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This is a list of National Historic Landmarks in U.S. commonwealths and territories, associated states, and foreign states.

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Included are lists of National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) and of National Park Service administered areas in U.S. Commonwealths and territories, U.S.-associated states, and in the foreign state of Morocco. There are 23 NHLs in these areas.

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NHLs in U.S. commonwealths and territories

[1] Landmark nameImageDate designated [2] Location Commonwealth/TerritoryDescription
1 Blunts Point Battery
Blunts Point Battery Blunts Point Battery - American Samoa - 1986.jpg
Blunts Point Battery
May 28, 1987
(#73002128)
Pago Pago
14°17′27″S170°40′30″W / 14.29087°S 170.67493°W / -14.29087; -170.67493 (Blunts Point Battery)
American Samoa A rare intact Pacific coastal battery, built as part of the fortification of the Samoan Islands after Pearl Harbor
2 Government House
Government House GOVERNMENT HOUSE OR GOVERNOR'S MANSION.jpg
Government House
December 14, 1990
(#72001443)
Pago Pago
14°16′57″S170°40′54″W / 14.28238°S 170.68171°W / -14.28238; -170.68171 (Government House)
American Samoa A symbol of United States military and diplomatic relations throughout the South Pacific through World War I and World War II. Now the residence of the governor of American Samoa
3 World War II Facilities at Midway
World War II Facilities at Midway Midway atoll albat.jpg
World War II Facilities at Midway
May 28, 1987
(#87001302)
Midway Atoll
28°12′N177°21′W / 28.2°N 177.35°W / 28.2; -177.35 (World War II Facilities at Midway)
Midway Islands Site of pivotal Battle of Midway which changed the balance of sea power during World War II
4 Landing Beaches; Aslito/Isley Field; & Marpi Point, Saipan Island
Landing Beaches; Aslito/Isley Field; & Marpi Point, Saipan Island Landing Beach.JPG
Landing Beaches; Aslito/Isley Field; & Marpi Point, Saipan Island
February 4, 1985
(#85001789)
Saipan
15°06′59″N145°43′41″E / 15.116389°N 145.728056°E / 15.116389; 145.728056 (Landing Beaches; Aslito/Isley Field; & Marpi Point, Saipan Island)
Northern Mariana Islands
5 Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island
Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island Atom Bomb Pit 1 Little Boy a.JPG
Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island
December 30, 1985
(#85003268)
Tinian
15°04′54″N145°37′57″E / 15.081654°N 145.632398°E / 15.081654; 145.632398 (Tinian Landing Beaches, Ushi Point & North Fields, Tinian Island)
Northern Mariana Islands
6 Antonio Lopez
Antonio Lopez PRAntonioLopez1.jpg
Antonio Lopez
December 9, 1997
(#93001593)
Dorado
18°28′48″N66°13′50″W / 18.48°N 66.230556°W / 18.48; -66.230556 (Antonio Lopez)
Puerto Rico Shipwreck of the first Spanish-built steel vessel with a complete electrical lighting system, and one of the most important Spanish blockade-runners during the Spanish–American War. The shipwreck is the only known Spanish wreck in American waters from the conflict.
7 Caguana Site
Caguana Site Caguana Ceremonial Ball Courts Site - Utuado Puerto Rico.jpg
Caguana Site
November 4, 1993
(#92001671)
Utuado
18°17′49″N66°46′55″W / 18.2969°N 66.7819°W / 18.2969; -66.7819 (Caguana Site)
Puerto Rico Taíno archaeological site considered to be one of the most important Pre-Columbian sites in the West Indies.
8 Caparra Archaeological Site
Caparra Archaeological Site Ponce de Leon house.JPG
Caparra Archaeological Site
April 19, 1994
(#84003155)
Guaynabo
18°24′18″N66°06′51″W / 18.405°N 66.114167°W / 18.405; -66.114167 (Caparra Archaeological Site)
Puerto Rico Contains the remains of the first Spanish capital of Puerto Rico, settled in 1508 and abandoned in 1521. It represents the oldest known European settlement on United States territory.
9 Casa Dra. Concha Melendez Ramirez
Casa Dra. Concha Melendez Ramirez Casa Dra. Concha Melendez Ramirez From Front.JPG
Casa Dra. Concha Melendez Ramirez
February 27, 2013
(#11000414)
San Juan
18°27′10″N66°04′03″W / 18.4528°N 66.0675°W / 18.4528; -66.0675 (Casa Dra. Concha Melendez Ramirez)
Puerto Rico The home of Dra. Concha Meléndez Ramírez, a writer and critic of the Generación del Treinta (Generation of 1930), a literary movement that shaped Puerto Rico's 20th-century national cultural identity.
10 La Fortaleza
La Fortaleza LA FORTALEZA.jpg
La Fortaleza
October 9, 1960
(#66000951)
San Juan
18°27′50″N66°07′09″W / 18.463889°N 66.119167°W / 18.463889; -66.119167 (La Fortaleza)
Puerto Rico Built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the harbor of San Juan. Today it serves as the residence of the governor of Puerto Rico, and it is the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the Americas.
11 Old San Juan Historic District
Old San Juan Historic District Callejon de la Capilla in Old San Juan Wade 11.jpg
Old San Juan Historic District
February 27, 2013
(#13000284)
San Juan
18°26′44″N66°04′33″W / 18.4456°N 66.0758°W / 18.4456; -66.0758 (Old San Juan Historic District)
Puerto Rico A well-preserved Spanish colonial city. Nearly 400 years old, it is the oldest colonial settlement under the United States jurisdiction.
12 Columbus Landing Site
Columbus Landing Site Salt-River-Bay-1.jpg
Columbus Landing Site
October 9, 1960
(#66000743)
Saint Croix
17°46′44″N64°45′32″W / 17.778889°N 64.758889°W / 17.778889; -64.758889 (Columbus Landing Site)
Virgin Islands
13 Fort Christian
Fort Christian USVI St. Thomas Charlotte Amalie Fort Christian.JPG
Fort Christian
May 5, 1977
(#77001329)
Saint Thomas
18°20′27″N64°55′47″W / 18.340833°N 64.929722°W / 18.340833; -64.929722 (Fort Christian)
Virgin Islands
14 Fort Frederik
Fort Frederik Frederiksfort, King Street vicinity, Frederiksted (St. Croix County, Virgin Islands).jpg
Fort Frederik
September 25, 1997
(#97001269)
Saint Croix
17°42′55″N64°53′00″W / 17.715256°N 64.883453°W / 17.715256; -64.883453 (Fort Frederik)
Virgin Islands
15 St. Thomas Synagogue
St. Thomas Synagogue Synagogue of Beracha Veshalom Vegemiluth Hasidim, Krystalgade 16A & B, Charlotte Amalie (St. Thomas County, Virgin Islands).jpg
St. Thomas Synagogue
September 25, 1997
(#97001270)
Saint Thomas
18°20′41″N64°55′59″W / 18.344722°N 64.933056°W / 18.344722; -64.933056 (St. Thomas Synagogue)
Virgin Islands
16 Blackbeard's Castle (Skytsborg)
Blackbeard's Castle (Skytsborg) USVI St. Thomas - Charlotte Amalie - Blackbeard Castle.JPG
Blackbeard's Castle (Skytsborg)
October 12, 1994
(#91001844)
Saint Thomas
18°20′38″N64°55′47″W / 18.343842°N 64.929592°W / 18.343842; -64.929592 (Blackbeard's Castle (Skytsborg))
Virgin Islands
17 Wake Island
Wake Island 98 rock, Wake Island.jpg
Wake Island
September 16, 1985
(#85002726)
Wake Island
19°18′00″N166°38′00″E / 19.3°N 166.633333°E / 19.3; 166.633333 (Wake Island)
Wake Island

NHLs in Associated States

This is a complete list of the five National Historic Landmarks in sovereign states that are in free association with the United States.

[1] Landmark nameImageDate designated [2] Location StateDescription
1 Kwajalein Island Battlefield
Kwajalein Island Battlefield Men of the 7th Div HD-SN-99-02846.jpg
Kwajalein Island Battlefield
February 4, 1985
(#85001757)
Kwajalein
8°43′00″N167°44′00″E / 8.716667°N 167.733333°E / 8.716667; 167.733333 (Kwajalein Island Battlefield)
Marshall Islands This district encompasses the entire 1944 bounds of Kwajalein Island, commemorating its role in the 1944 Battle of Kwajalein.
2 Roi-Namur
Roi-Namur Wyspy Roi-Namur - mapa.PNG
Roi-Namur
February 4, 1985
(#85001758)
Kwajalein
9°23′46″N167°28′33″E / 9.396111°N 167.475833°E / 9.396111; 167.475833 (Roi-Namur)
Marshall Islands This district encompasses all of Roi-Namur island, commemorating its role in the 1944 Battle of Kwajalein.
3 Nan Madol
Nan Madol Nan madol.jpg
Nan Madol
September 16, 1985
(#74002226)
Pohnpei
6°50′31″N158°19′56″E / 6.841944°N 158.332222°E / 6.841944; 158.332222 (Nan Madol)
Federated States of Micronesia
4 Truk Lagoon Underwater Fleet, Truk Atoll
Truk Lagoon Underwater Fleet, Truk Atoll Divers next to the mast of the Unkai Maru wreck, Truk Lagoon, Micronesia.jpg
Truk Lagoon Underwater Fleet, Truk Atoll
February 4, 1985
(#76002267)
Chuuk
7°25′00″N151°47′00″E / 7.416667°N 151.783333°E / 7.416667; 151.783333 (Truk Lagoon Underwater Fleet, Truk Atoll)
Federated States of Micronesia
5 Peleliu Battlefield
Peleliu Battlefield Resting on Peleliu Island.jpg
Peleliu Battlefield
February 4, 1985
(#85001754)
Peleliu
7°00′01″N134°13′23″E / 7.000378°N 134.223032°E / 7.000378; 134.223032 (Peleliu Battlefield)
Palau

U.S. NHLs in foreign states

[1] Landmark nameImageDate designated [2] Location StateDescription
1 American Legation
American Legation American-legation-tangier-2.jpg
American Legation
December 17, 1982
(#81000703)
Tangier
35°47′02″N5°48′38″W / 35.78398°N 5.81068°W / 35.78398; -5.81068 (American Legation)
Morocco The first property on foreign soil owned by the US government.

National Park Service Areas in U.S. Commonwealths and Territories

Also of historical interest are:

Other National Park Service-administered areas in U.S. commonwealths and territories are:

A former US National Historical Site is St. Thomas National Historic Site, transferred to Virgin Islands.

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  1. 1 2 3 Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  2. 1 2 3 The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.