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Public-images-osm logo.svg historic = house
A historic house. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: historic
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: in use

The tag historic=house is used to map a historic house. Historic houses are typically designated because of their age, association with a noteworthy person, or association with a noteworthy event in history. This tag is used on historic houses that are still intact. Otherwise, use historic=ruins.


How to map?

  1. Set a node node at the center of the feature or draw an area area along its outline.
  2. Add the tag building=house

Tags to use in combination

  • name=* - name of the house, if applicable
  • tourism=yes - is it open to tourists?
  • access=yes/private - Is it open to the public, or private?
  • start_date=* - the year of the construction
  • wikipedia=* - article at Wikipedia

See also

  • historic=yes - frequently combined with building=house to describe a historic house
  • historic=building - a more general tag for all kinds of historic buildings
  • historic=manor - a more specific tag for a large manor house, previously home to a lord.
  • historic=memorial - used to map the specific location of a memorial artwork, plaque, stone, statue or other object, often found at a historic building.