Learn about District of Columbia's important and irreplaceable historic places and spaces by exploring the new free app - DC Historic Sites. DC Historic Sites is based on the DC Inventory of Historic Sites, the city's official list of properties deemed worthy of recognition and protection for their contribution to the cultural heritage of the nation’s capital.

DC Historic Sites was developed by the DC Preservation League, Washington's citywide nonprofit advocate solely dedicated to the preservation, protection, and enhancement of the historic resources of our nation's capital.

This site was created with financial assistance from the DC Historic Preservation Office and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Please note that this app is a work in progress. Additional sites and images will be uploaded. Please check back to the site often to see what is new. If you have pictures to submit, please do so at historicsites[at]dcpreservation.org

Interested in donating to this project or becoming a member of the DC Preservation League? Click here to donate.

Are you interested in learning even more about DC’s historic places?  Check out HistoryQuest DC! HistoryQuest DC is an interactive map created by the DC Historic Preservation Office that provides historic permit details and other information for approximately 127,000 of the city’s buildings.

To browse our official collections, please click the following links:

Historic Districts Collection 

D.C. Apartment Buildings Collection 

Privacy Policy

DC Preservation League operates the DC Historic Sites website and app. Whenever you use DC Historic Sites, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics, including your location (if you have given us permission to do so, e.g. by enabling location services in your browser or device). We use this information only to provide core functionality and do not collect personally identifiable information for marketing or any other purpose. On the website – but not in the mobile apps – DC Historic Sites shares some collected information with Google for the purpose of analyzing general usage patterns. Google's terms and policies are available here. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.