U.S. Tentative List

The U.S. World Heritage Tentative List features cultural and natural sites of outstanding value to humanity. The Tentative List is intended to be the source of U.S. World Heritage nominations for approximately the next 10 years. It was updated with ICOMOS-USA’s help in 2017. To learn more, visit https://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/state=us.


  • Brooklyn Bridge, New York
  • Central Park, New York
  • Chicago Early Skyscrapers
  • Civil Rights Movement Sites, Alabama
  • Dayton Aviation Sites, Ohio
  • Ellis Island, New Jersey and New York
  • Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks, Ohio
  • Jefferson (Thomas) Buildings, Virginia (extension)
  • Moravian Bethlehem District, Pennsylvania
  • Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Serpent Mound, Ohio


  • Big Bend National Park, Texas
  • Central California Marine Sanctuaries and Parks, California
  • Marianas Trench National Monument, U.S. Territory, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam
  • National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa/Rose Atoll National Marine Monument
  • Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia
  • Pacific Remote Islands National Monument, U.S. Territorial Waters
  • Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
  • White Sands National Monument, New Mexico