Historic and Cultural Resources Plan

Exterior of local historic district colonial village apartments

Historic and Cultural Resources Plan Update

The Historic Preservation Program, in partnership with Arlington Video Group, produced a video featuring Mr. Moore’s Barber Shop! For more than 60 years, Mr. Moore's Barber Shop has been an integral part of Arlington County. Watch Mr. Moore share his barber shop's role in the community and how it contributes to the cultural heritage of the County. Then, tell us how we can best share the full story of Arlington's history by filling out the online feedback form

April 2023 Update: The Historic Preservation Program is pleased to share the updated draft Historic and Cultural Resources Plan(PDF, 13MB)―the primary policy document guiding the County's historic preservation goals and actions. There are many ways to learn about this plan, engage with the Historic Preservation team, and share your opinions. 

More about the Historic and Cultural Resources Plan Update

The Historic and Cultural Resources Plan is the primary guide for historic resources in the County. The purpose of this plan is to establish proactive priorities, goals, and objectives for County historic preservation activities that involve the historic built environment and County history in general. The Historic and Cultural Resources Plan serves as a guide to communicate the County’s Historic Preservation policies to citizens, businesses, developers, and others.

Current Historic Preservation Plan (adopted Dec. 2006)


The Implementation Framework (found in Appendix 2) completes the Plan by describing how the County will accomplish the efforts implied in its strategies, setting out an approach to implementation focused on the actions of County staff and elected and appointed officials.