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State Historic Preservation Office

The VISHPO administers programs authorized by both the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the Virgin Islands Antiquities and Cultural Properties Act of 1998. These programs include the Statewide Historic Resources Survey, the Virgin Islands Registry of Historic Buildings, Sites and Places, the National Register of Historic Places, the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit program, the Certified Local Government program, the state historic preservation grants program, state and federal environmental review, and a wide range of technical assistance, are provided through two teams assigned to the territory.
The VISHPO works with the territory and federal governments, the public, and educational and not-for-profit organizations to raise historic preservation awareness, to instill in Virgin Islanders a sense of pride in our unique history and to encourage heritage tourism and community revitalization.