Today, more than 36,000 buildings throughout New York City are protected as individual landmarks, interior landmarks, scenic landmarks, or as part of 141 historic districts. According to the Landmarks Law, one of the purposes of safeguarding the buildings and places that represent New York City's history is to promote the use of designated landmarks for the education, pleasure and welfare of the people of the City. In that spirit, the Commission created a series of walking tours, image galleries, and interactive features to help you explore the history of the city through its built environment.

Discover NYC Landmarks Interactive Map
Image Galleries
Walking Tours