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The State Historic Preservation Office has the following publications available online in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:

A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina (PDF)
                 Introduction (PDF)
                 Historic Sites (PDF)
                 Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans (PDF)
                 Places to Visit & Internet Resources (PDF)
                 Indices (PDF)
                 Arts Integration Supplement (PDF)

African American Historic Places in South Carolina (PDF)
                 Addendum July 2015 - June 2016 (PDF)
                 Addendum July 2016 - June 2017 (PDF)

Complying with Architectural Covenants (PDF)

Consultant's Guide to Survey & National Register Files (PDF)

Directory of South Carolina's Local History, Historic Preservation, and Cultural Organizations (PDF)

Financial Incentives Guide for South Carolina's Historic Resources (PDF)

Historic Districts are Good for Your Pocketbook: The Impact of Local Historic Districts on House Prices in South Carolina (PDF)

Make Your Dream a Reality: A Community Group Guide to a Historic Preservation Project (PDF) Appendices (PDF)

Manual for Owners of Historic Buildings (PDF)

Preserving Our Past to Build a Healthy Future: A Historic Preservation Plan for South Carolina, 2007-2015 (PDF)

Smiling Faces Historic Places: The Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in South Carolina (PDF)

South Carolina's Historic Cemeteries: A Preservation Handbook (PDF)

South Carolina Standards and Guidelines for Archaeological Investigations (PDF)

Survey Manual: Statewide Survey of Historic Places (PDF)

The Department of Archives and History also has many publications available for purchase.

More Publications

News and Notes - Monthly Newsletter
Project Professionals Lists
Success Stories
SHPO Preservation Hotlines


The economic benefits of heritage tourism are described in Smiling Faces, Historic Places

Liberty Hill

Historic African American places such as Liberty Hill AME Church in Clarendon County are highlighted in African American Historic Places in South Carolina