Explore Historic Buildings

Come to where history happened. Experience our rich architectural and cultural heritage online and in person.


Preserving historic buildings is a main principle of GSA's mission. Learn how the patronage of the federal government has influenced architecture.

Celebrate American Architecture

GSA and other federal agencies promote awareness, appreciation and knowledge of historic buildings using videos, photographs, and posters and brochures.

Historic Preservation Policy, Tools & Resources

GSA learns and innovates while preserving America's architectural heritage. The Center for Historic Buildings collects, refines and maintains this knowledge and shares it with you here.

Last Reviewed 2016-09-16