Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States/Wisconsin
Welcome to the Wiki Loves Monuments in the United States guide for the state of Wisconsin. 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
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the federal government's official list of historic places that are deemed worthy of preservation.
Some 2,500 of the 90,000 NRHP sites are also recognized as National Historic Landmarks (NHL), which have outstanding historical significance.
State designated sites
Wisconsin's State Register of Historic Places is maintained by the Wisconsin Historical Society. A searchable website is maintained by them at their website, a downloadable pdf is also available. If you have questions about if a location is on the register or if you believe a location should be on the register but is not listed please contact the State's Historic Preservation Officer via his website.
Local historic sites and districts
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:
- Dane County List of County Historical Markers: pdf
- Mount Horeb Wisconsin: interactive website
- City of Stoughton: Historical Districts Map Local Landmarks Page with individual photos
None yet! We encourage local organizers to host a photowalk to visit local historic sites. If you host one, please list it here.