St. Peter A.M.E. Church is a National Historic Landmark
St. Peter A.M.E. Church has existed in New Orleans for more than one hundred and forty years. It celebrated the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of its history in 1991. On March 21, 1979, the church was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources. Properties listed in the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture. The National Register is administered by the National Park Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of the Interior.