National Register of Historic Places


Union Pacific Depot and Plaza, Cheyenne, WY

About the National Register

The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Administered on a federal level by the National Park Service and managed locally by the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Register is part of a program to coordinate and support both public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect historic and archeological resources. The National Register recognizes the accomplishments of those who have contributed to the history and heritage of the United States, the state, and local communities. Listing a property on the National Register of Historic Places is a form of acknowledgment and prestige, which places no restraints on the property. The National Register does not restrict the rights of property owners to use, develop, or sell the property. Although placing a property on the National Register neither stops alterations to a building nor requires owners to provide the public access to the property, it can provide the owner with eligibility for certain financial incentives.

Any member of the public may nominate a property, after which the nomination is reviewed by the State Historic Preservation Office and then forwarded to the National Park Service. The National Park Service determines if the resource is eligible for the National Register.

Contact: Brian Beadles
National Register Coordinator

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources