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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 Virginia. 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 Virginia.

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 Virginia 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 Virginia NHL sites >>


Virginia State designated sites[edit]

States also have registers of historic sites. The state of Virginia has a department called the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. There is a list of state recognized historic sites here.

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).

The Library of Virginia Office maintains a page of links to local genealogy and historical society groups.