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World Heritage Sites in USA


Site nameEntered
Mesa Verde National Park1978
Yellowstone National Park1978
Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek1979
Grand Canyon National Park 1979
Independence Hall1979
Everglades National Park 1979
Redwood National and State Parks1980
Olympic National Park1981
Mammoth Cave National Park 1981
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site 1982
La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico 1983
Great Smoky Mountains National Park 1983
Yosemite National Park1984
Statue of Liberty1984
Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville1987
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 1987
Chaco Culture1987
Taos Pueblo1992
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park1995
Carlsbad Caverns National Park 1995
Papahânaumokuâkea2010
Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point2014
San Antonio Missions2015


Tentative list of USA


Civil Rights Movement Sites
Dayton Aviation Sites
Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks
Mount Vernon
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Petrified Forest National Park
San Antonio Franciscan Missions
Serpent Mound
Thomas Jefferson Buildings
White Sands National Monument


Former Tentative Sites


Acadia National Park
Aleutian Islands - Unit of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge (Fur Seal Rookeries)
Arches National Park
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Auditorium Building, Chicago
Big Bend National Park
Brooklyn Bridge
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Cape Krusenstern Archeological District National Monument
Capitol Reef National Park
Carson Pirie, Scott and Company Store, Chicago
Casa Grande National Monument
Chapel Hall, Gallaudet College
Colorado National Monument
Crater Lake National Park
Death Valley National Park
Eads Bridge, Illinois - St. Louis, Missouri
Edison National Historic Site
General Electric Research Laboratories, Schenectady
Goddard Rocket Launching Site
Grand Teton National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Hohokam Pima National Monument
Joshua Tree National Park
Leiter II Building, Chicago
Lindenmeier Site
Lowell Observatory
Marquette Building, Chicago
McCormick Farm and Workshop
Moundville Archeological Site
Mount Rainier National Park
New Harmony Historic District
North Cascades National Park
Ocmulgee National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Original Bell Telephone Laboratories
Pecos National Historic Park
Point Reyes National Seashore/Farallon Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Prudential (Guaranty) Building, Buffalo
Pu'uhonua o'Honaunau NHP
Pupin Physics Laboratory, Columbia University
Rainbow Bridge National Monument
Reliance Building, Chicago
Rocky Mountains National Park
Rookery Building, Chicago
Saguaro National Park
San Xavier Del Bac Mission
Savannah City Plan
Sequoia/King Canyon National Parks
South Dearborn Street - Printing House Row North Historic District
Ventana Cave
Virginia Coast Reserve
Wainwright Building, St. Louis
Warm Springs Historic District
Washington Monument
Zion National Park







Country info


USA statistics:
Number of WHS: 23
Number of Tentative sites: 12
Member of the World Heritage Committee in: 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2007 2008 2009

News and links:
» Forum: US Approach to World Heritage (03-10-2014).
» World Heritage in the United States (18-09-2012).
» U.S. World Heritage Tentative List Meeting Minutes (20-04-2009).
» U.S. Revisits Its World Heritage Roots (29-03-2009).
» UNs World Heritage Sites Infringe on US National Sovereignty (21-02-2008).


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