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National Register of Historic Places listings in American Samoa

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Eastern DistrictManu'a DistrictWestern District
American Samoa districts (clickable)

This is a list of the buildings, sites, districts, and objects listed on the National Register of Historic Places in American Samoa. There are currently 31 listed sites spread across the three districts of American Samoa. There are no sites listed on the unorganized atoll of Swains Island.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted September 14, 2018.[1]

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Numbers of listings

The following are approximate tallies of current listings in American Samoa on the National Register of Historic Places. These counts are based on entries in the National Register Information Database as of April 24, 2008[2] and new weekly listings posted since then on the National Register of Historic Places web site.[3] There are frequent additions to the listings and occasional delistings and the counts here are not official. Also, the counts in this table exclude boundary increase and decrease listings which modify the area covered by an existing property or district and which carry a separate National Register reference number.

District # of Sites
1 Eastern 15
2 Manu'a 2
3 Rose Atoll 1
4 Swains Island 0
5 Western 13
Total: 31


[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Blunts Point Naval Guns April 26, 1973
Matautu Ridge
14°17′08″S 170°40′36″W / 14.285556°S 170.676667°W / -14.285556; -170.676667 (Blunts Point Naval Guns)
Pago Pago
2 Breakers Point Naval Guns Upload image October 18, 1999
Breakers Point
14°17′11″S 170°39′30″W / 14.286389°S 170.658333°W / -14.286389; -170.658333 (Breakers Point Naval Guns)
3 Courthouse of American Samoa February 12, 1974
Near Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′41″S 170°41′26″W / 14.277997°S 170.690459°W / -14.277997; -170.690459 (Courthouse of American Samoa)
4 Government House March 16, 1972
Togotogo Ridge
14°16′38″S 170°40′59″W / 14.277224°S 170.683006°W / -14.277224; -170.683006 (Government House)
Pago Pago
5 Michael J. Kirwan Educational Television Center Upload image October 23, 2009
American Samoa Highway 118, north side of Utulei
14°16′41″S 170°40′59″W / 14.278056°S 170.683056°W / -14.278056; -170.683056 (Michael J. Kirwan Educational Television Center)
6 Lau'agae Ridge Quarry Upload image March 30, 2000
Address restricted[6]
7 Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium Upload image November 12, 2010
American Samoa Highway 001, William McKinley Memorial Highway
14°16′44″S 170°40′59″W / 14.278889°S 170.683056°W / -14.278889; -170.683056 (Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium)
8 Masefau Defensive Fortifications Upload image November 14, 2012
Masefau Beach
14°15′26″S 170°37′48″W / 14.257338°S 170.630119°W / -14.257338; -170.630119 (Masefau Defensive Fortifications)
9 Navy Building 38 Upload image March 16, 1972
Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′41″S 170°41′19″W / 14.278056°S 170.688611°W / -14.278056; -170.688611 (Navy Building 38)
10 Navy Building 43 Upload image March 16, 1972
Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′40″S 170°41′16″W / 14.277778°S 170.687778°W / -14.277778; -170.687778 (Navy Building 43)
11 Old Vatia Upload image November 2, 2006
Above Vatia southwest of American Samoa Highway 015
14°15′13″S 170°41′08″W / 14.253611°S 170.685556°W / -14.253611; -170.685556 (Old Vatia)
12 Satala Cemetery Upload image October 19, 2006
American Samoa Highway 001, west of Satala
14°16′14″S 170°41′42″W / 14.270556°S 170.695°W / -14.270556; -170.695 (Satala Cemetery)
13 Sadie Thompson Building July 2, 2003
Along main road
14°16′35″S 170°41′35″W / 14.276389°S 170.693056°W / -14.276389; -170.693056 (Sadie Thompson Building)
14 Tulauta Village Upload image June 2, 1997
Address restricted[6]
15 U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District June 20, 1990
South and west sides of Pago Pago Harbor
14°16′44″S 170°41′09″W / 14.278889°S 170.685833°W / -14.278889; -170.685833 (U.S. Naval Station Tutuila Historic District)
Fagatogo and Utulei


[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Faga Village Site Upload image November 23, 2003
Address restricted[6]
2 Tui Manu'a Graves Monument Upload image November 19, 2015
Northwest of the junction of Ta'u Village and Ta'u Island Roads
14°13′41″S 169°30′58″W / 14.228000°S 169.516100°W / -14.228000; -169.516100 (Tui Manu'a Graves Monument)

Rose Atoll

[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 Rose Island Concrete Monument December 18, 2013
Approximately 160 feet (49 m) east of atoll lagoon
14°32′50″S 168°08′43″W / 14.547210°S 168.145194°W / -14.547210; -168.145194 (Rose Island Concrete Monument)
Rose Atoll Concrete marker placed in 1920 during visit to atoll by Governor Terhune.


[4] Name on the Register Image Date listed[5] Location Village Description
1 A'a Village (AS‑34‑33) Upload image November 19, 1987
Address restricted[6]
2 Aasu April 13, 1972
Adjacent to Massacre Bay
14°17′33″S 170°45′37″W / 14.292523°S 170.760301°W / -14.292523; -170.760301 (Aasu)
Aasu An armed confrontation between Samoans and French explorers from Lapérouse's expedition on this site in 1787 led to the deaths of 12 Frenchmen. News of the incident gave Samoans a reputation for ferocity among Europeans and deterred foreign intervention in Samoa for about a century. The French government placed a memorial at the site in 1883.[7]
3 Afao Beach Site Upload image November 14, 2012
Afao Beach
14°19′56″S 170°48′01″W / 14.332195°S 170.800226°W / -14.332195; -170.800226 (Afao Beach Site)
4 Atauloma Girls School March 16, 1972
West edge of Afao
14°19′48″S 170°48′06″W / 14.33°S 170.801667°W / -14.33; -170.801667 (Atauloma Girls School)
Afao The London Missionary Society opened this parochial school in 1900 as the second secondary school on Tutuila, and the first to admit girls. It prepared girls primarily to be pastors' wives, and after 1913 provided graduates to the nursing school at the naval station at Pago Pago.[8]
5 Fagalele Boys School March 16, 1972
South of Leone
14°20′31″S 170°47′10″W / 14.341944°S 170.786111°W / -14.341944; -170.786111 (Fagalele Boys School)
Leone This 19th-century residential parochial school was built by the London Missionary Society for the primary purpose of educating future pastors, possibly as early as 1850. It was the first secondary school in what is now American Samoa, and it may be the oldest surviving building on Tutuila.[9]
6 Fagatele Bay Site Upload image June 2, 1997
Address restricted[6]
7 Malaeola Olo Upload image January 5, 2016
Address restricted[6]
Malaeola Itu'au
8 Maloata Village Upload image June 12, 1997
Address restricted[6]
9 Poloa Defensive Fortifications Upload image November 14, 2012
Poloa Beach
14°18′59″S 170°50′03″W / 14.316406°S 170.834151°W / -14.316406; -170.834151 (Poloa Defensive Fortifications)
Poloa Consisting of three pillboxes along the beach, these fortifications were built by American Marines as part of a system of defenses against a feared Japanese amphibious invasion of Samoa during the early part of World War II.[10]
10 Site AS‑31‑72 Upload image June 2, 1997
Address restricted[6]
11 Tataga-Matau Fortified Quarry Complex (AS‑34‑10) Upload image November 19, 1987
Address restricted[6]
12 Tupapa Site Upload image October 30, 2009
Address restricted[6]
13 Turtle and Shark Upload image November 19, 2014
2506 Turtle and Shark Road
14°21′26″S 170°44′08″W / 14.357222°S 170.735555°W / -14.357222; -170.735555 (Turtle and Shark)
Vaitogi Site associated with an important event recounted in Samoan oral history.

See also


  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on September 14, 2018.
  2. ^ National Park Service (April 24, 2008). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service. Retrieved January 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  5. ^ a b c d The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Federal and state laws and practices restrict general public access to information regarding the specific location of this location. In some cases, this is to protect archeological sites from vandalism, while in cases it restricted is at the request of the owner. See: Knoerl, John; Miller, Diane; Shrimpton, Rebecca H. (1990), Guidelines for Restricting Information about Historic and Prehistoric Resources, National Register Bulletin (29), National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, OCLC 20706997 .
  7. ^ Apple, Russell A. (May 25, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Aasu (PDF), retrieved November 27, 2014 .
  8. ^ Apple, Russell A. (July 9, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Atauloma Girls School (PDF), retrieved December 3, 2014 .
  9. ^ Apple, Russell A. (July 8, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory – Nomination Form: Fagalele Boys School (PDF), retrieved September 1, 2014 .
  10. ^ Klenck, Joel D. (September 18, 2012), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Poloa (PDF), retrieved August 30, 2014 .

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