This is a list of properties and districts in Washington, D.C., on the National Register of Historic Places. There are more than 600 listings, including 74 National Historic Landmarks of the United States and another 13 places otherwise designated as historic sites of national importance by Congress or the President.
The locations of National Register properties and districts (at least for all showing latitude and longitude coordinates below), may be seen in an online map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates".
The list is generally grouped by quadrant. The Northwest Quadrant has more than 400 listings, so it is further divided into three parts. The part of the NW Quadrant nearest the National Mall (east of Rock Creek and south of M Street) is grouped with the Southwest quadrant and called "central Washington" for the purposes of this list. The remaining sections are of the NW Quadrant are divided between areas east of Rock Creek and areas to its west. The following are approximate tallies of current listings by area.
Note that the White House, the Capitol, and the United States Supreme Court Building are recorded in the National Register's NRIS database as National Historic Landmarks, but by the provisions of the Historic Preservation Act of 1966, Section 107 (16 U.S.C. 470g), these three buildings and associated buildings and grounds are legally exempted from listing in the National Register.
- List of National Historic Landmarks in the District of Columbia
- District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites
- History of Washington, D.C.
- Timeline of Washington, D.C.
- Architecture of Washington, D.C.
- See List of National Historic Landmarks in the District of Columbia.
- The latitude and longitude information provided in this table was derived originally from the National Register Information System, which has been found to be fairly accurate for about 99% of listings. Some locations in this table may have been corrected to current GPS standards.
- These counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008 and new weekly listings posted since then on the National Register of Historic Places web site. There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are approximate and not official. New entries are added to the official Register on a weekly basis. Also, the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which only modify the area covered by an existing property or district, although carrying a separate National Register reference number.
- National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions", retrieved November 17, 2023.
- Several individual listings appear on more than one sub-list:
- American Revolution Statuary: Western NW, Upper NW, Central, and NE.
- Boulder Bridge and Ross Drive Bridge: Upper NW and Western NW.
- Civil War Fort Sites: Upper NW, Western NW, NE, SE, and Central.
- Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC: SE, NE, Upper NW, and Central.
- Capitol Hill Historic District: SE, NE, and Central.
- Dumbarton Bridge: Upper NW and Western NW.
- East Corner Boundary Marker of the Original District of Columbia: SE and NE.
- Massachusetts Avenue Historic District: Upper NW and Western NW.
- Mount Vernon Square Historic District: Central and Upper NW.
- Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway Historic District: Upper NW and Western NW.
- Rock Creek Park Historic District: Upper NW and Western NW.