The Landmarks Commission is Boston’s historic preservation agency. We perform a wide range of preservation planning and cultural resource management functions.
The Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC) and the nine local historic district commissions are comprised of volunteers nominated from professional organizations and neighborhood groups specified in each commission’s legislation. All commissioners must be appointed by the Mayor, and some also require City Council confirmation. BLC staff support the commissions' work.
The BLC and City Archaeology Program are part of the City of Boston Environment Department, within the Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet. Learn about how we work to protect Boston’s historic resources.
Every May, Boston Preservation Month encourages public awareness and appreciation of the City's historic resources.
We put together a list of exhibits, walking tours, lectures, and more, related to history. The events are free or low-cost. You can find more information through the link below:
Aberdeen Architectural Conservation District
Back Bay Architectural District
Bay State Road/Back Bay West Area Architectural...
Historic Beacon Hill District
Fort Point Channel Landmark District
Mission Hill Triangle Architectural...
We add information on public meetings and hearings related to our department to the public notices section of Boston.gov.
Aside from the Landmarks Commission, you can also find information about historic district meetings.