The National Park Service defines a cultural landscape as “a geographic area, including both cultural and natural resources and the wildlife or domestic animals therein, associated with a historic event, activity, or person, or exhibiting other cultural or aesthetic values.”
There are four types of cultural landscapes:
- A Historic Designed Landscape, which is significant as a work of art designed to a recognized style
- A Historic Site, which is associated with a historic event, activity, or person
- A Historic Vernacular Landscape, which expresses cultural values, social behavior, and individual actions over time in a specific location
- An Ethnographic Landscape, which contains a variety of natural and cultural resources that are associated with the people who interact with them: for example: New Orleans neighborhoods
Is your property a part of a cultural landscape?