National Treasures are endangered places of national significance, and/or places where our on-the-ground success can have positive implications for preservation nationwide.
They are beloved one-room schoolhouses, inspiring national monuments, ancient sites, and modern masterpieces. Each National Treasure tells a revealing part of the American story.
Thousands of these irreplaceable buildings, landscapes, and communities are threatened as never before. That’s why the National Trust for Historic Preservation has launched the innovative Campaign for America's National Treasures. With the support of thousands of local preservationists and preservation professionals from coast to coast, we are identifying endangered National Treasures, raising needed funds, building coalitions to prevent demolition, fighting in the courts to save sites from deterioration, and making sure that the icons of the past remain present with us in the future.