National Heritage Site (United States)

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The Washington Monument is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but though it commemorates the father of the country, it is not a national monument.

A National Heritage Site in the United States is a location important to the cultural heritage of a particular state that has been promoted to national status, as well as sites that have been deemed nationally important by central heritage agencies.

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  1. ^ "Designation of National Park System Units". National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  2. ^ "The National Park Service Organic Act". National Park Service. Retrieved 2011-07-16.