As part of HPO¡¯s extensive documentation and identification activities, it also has the responsibi-lity of determining if sites are highly significant, based on its uniqueness or its association with an historic event or person, and are eligible to be nominated for inclusion into the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation¡¯s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Preservation Act of 1966, it is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archaeological resources. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service under the Secretary of the Interior.
Properties listed in the National Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture. These properties include all historic areas in the National Park System, National Historic Landmarks, and properties significant to the nation, state, or community which have been nominated by the State Historic Preservation Office and approved by the National Park Service.
The National Register helps preserve these significant historic places by recognizing this irreplaceable heritage. Its primary goals are to foster a national preservation ethic; promote a grater appreciation of America¡¯s heritage; and increase and broaden the public¡¯s understanding and appreciation of historic places.
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Currently, the CNMI has 35 properties listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. These are sites recognized nationally as highly significant sites valued by CNMI residents for thier cultural value and importance. Grant assistance are availed to these sites through the federal government.
View the CNMI Sites List on the US National Register of Historic Places.

For a copy of the submitted nomination form,
please email the Director of HPO at [email protected].
A new HPO publication describing the CNMI’s National REgister Sites is now available at the CNMI Historic Preservation Office or click the
following link. English, Japanese, and Korean.


Department of Community & Cultural Affairs – Historic Presercation Office
PO Box 10007 Saipan, MP 96950
Tel. (670) 664-2120/21/22 Fax. (670) 664-2139
Email. [email protected]