The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America's historic and archaeological resources.
There are over 80,000 listings in the National Register in five general categories: building, structure, site, district and object.
To be considered eligible for the Register, a property must meet the National Register Criteria for Evaluation. This involves examining the property’s age (generally at least 50 years old), integrity and significance.
To learn more about the National Register of Historic Places and to search its database, visit www.nps.gov/subjects/nationalregister/index.htm.
Now let's highlight Ventura County area properties listed in the Register as of July 2019. Most of these you can visit (links provided where applicable):
Anacapa Island Archeological District (listed 9/12/1979)
Anacapa Island Light Station (9/3/1991)
Berylwood (Estate of Thomas R. Bard family owned by U.S. Navy and located at U.S. Naval Station Battalion Center in Port Hueneme) (9/15/1977)
Burro Flats Painted Cave, Bell Canyon (address restricted) (5/5/1976)
Calleguas Creek Site, Oxnard (address restricted) (5/19/1976)
Camarillo Ranch House (2/20/2003)
Olivas Adobe in Ventura (7/24/1979)
San Miguel Chapel Site (address restricted), Ventura (7/20/1978)
SS Winfield Scott (Steamship shipwreck at Anacapa Island) (9/12/1988)