Historic Preservation


The Historic Preservation Program helps identify, preserve, and protect Arlington's historic resources. Working with the Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB), program staff researches and designates historic sites, surveys buildings and neighborhoods, and promotes preservation efforts and Arlington's heritage throughout the community.

Under the administration of the 15-member Historical Affairs and Landmark Review Board (HALRB), County preservation staff develops programs and projects to identify and protect Arlington’s historic resources. Such activities include:

  • Conducting research on historic sites throughout the County;
  • Performing architectural surveys of buildings and neighborhoods;
  • Visiting neighborhood associations, community meetings, schools, and special events to promote historic preservation and Arlington’s heritage.

News: Arlington unveiled several new exhibits at Fort Ethan Allen Park on March 23, during a family day celebration that included Civil War re-enactors, music, and more. The Old Glebe Civic Association received funding for the exhibits through the Neighborhood Conservation Program. Watch the Around Arlington video here

Identified Programs/Projects:

The Arlington County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee (ACSACWC)

The Arlington County Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Committee (ACSACWC) has been established to provide educational programs and projects that commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and how the conflict involved Arlington County. Arlington County was considered the dividing line between the Union and the Confederate States. For more information, please connect to the ACSACWC website.


Department of Community Planning,
Housing & Development
Neighborhood Services Division
2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: 703-228-3812
Fax: 703-228-3834

Please contact Rebecca Ballo with the Neighborhood Services Division with any questions or comments regarding the historic preservation pages on this website.

Last Modified: April 14, 2014
2100 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201 Tel: 703-228-3000 TTY: 703-228-4611