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Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Security upgrades are coming to the Administration Building and changing how researchers will access our office.
The Long Meadow Bridge spans the Minnesota River at Long Meadow Lake between Bloomington and Eagan

Identification & Evaluation

Identification and evaluating historic properties helps you make informed preservation decisions.

Property Registration

Historic properties may be registered to national, state, and local registers or list of designations.

Tax Incentives

Learn about tax incentives that reward private investment in the rehabilitation of historic properties.

Environmental Review

Learn more about the federal and state laws that protect historic and archaeological properties, as well as the project review process in Minnesota.

Local Preservation

Federal, state, tribal, and local partnerships work to protect historic properties.


Planning is key to preserving Minnesota's historic resources. A historic preservation plan helps create a shared vision and build consensus. It also serves as a blueprint for action.

About Us

Learn more about the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), find contact information, and more.

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