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Wiki Loves Monuments 2018 in the United States
A campaign to improve our coverage of U.S. historic and cultural sites
throughout the month of September.


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Welcome to the Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States guide for the state of Massachusetts. Use the guide below to track down registered historic sites to photograph for the contest. If you have content to add, feel free to help expand the guide!

Places to photograph[edit]

National Register of Historic Places[edit]

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The Wikimedia Commons has a category of National Register of Historic Places in Massachusetts.

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the federal government's official list of historic places that are deemed worthy of preservation.

 List of Massachusetts NRHP sites >>

Some 2,500 of the 90,000 NRHP sites are also recognized as National Historic Landmarks (NHL), which have outstanding historical significance.

 List of Massachusetts NHL sites >>


State designated sites[edit]

The Massachusetts Historical Commission maintains Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS), a database of historic properties and areas including sites of the State Register of Historic Places listings.

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Local historic sites and districts[edit]

In addition to historic sites recognized by the federal and state governments, many localities also maintain their own lists of historic sites, landmarks, and districts. Explore whether any local cities by you have their own lists of historical sites (often maintained by local historic societies).

List of local historic site lists:

Photo walks[edit]

We encourage local organizers to host a photowalk to visit local historic sites. If you host one, please list it here.