The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) is the official historic preservation agency for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The PA SHPO, a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), administers state historic preservation programs authorized through the Pennsylvania History Code (Title 37 of the Pennsylvania Code) and manages several Federal programs created by
the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 470).
PA SHPO uses its resources to educate, encourage, and enable Pennsylvanians to value and preserve the commonwealth’s unique cultural and historic heritage. Our role is to identify, promote, and protect the
architectural and archaeological resources of Pennsylvania.