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Documented Historic Landscapes


Since the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) was established in 2000 to document our country's dynamic landscapes, much progress has been made in identifying and documenting historically significant designed and vernacular cultural landscapes. As documentation is submitted, the full list of HALS sites continues to grow. At the start of 2014, information on more than 450 sites was accessible on the Library of Congress’ website. There are more than 700 sites on the current list.

Below are a selection of documented HALS sites from across the United States that focus on a shared theme or feature, with links to the selected landscapes' documentation on the Library of Congress’ website. This page will be updated periodically to highlight different themes.

HALS Highlights

Curious about those points on the HALS map that lie far beyond the US? Below, we highlight HALS landscapes found elsewhere in the world, from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to Europe:

Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial, HALS US-7
Waregem, Belgium

Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial, Superintendent's Quarters, HALS US-7-A

Flanders Field American Cemetery & Memorial, Chapel, HALS US-7-B

Wake Island, HALS UM-1
Wake Island, US Minor Islands

Puerto Rico National Cemetery, HALS PR-1
Bayamon, Puerto Rico

HALS Documented Sites

The complete list of HALS sites is viewable online, and we are working to get all locations on the map as well:



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