Aerial view of Lyndhurst

photo by: Clifford Pickett

Saving America's Historic Sites

Connecting Americans to our past, and to one another.

America’s historic sites are irreplaceable. From icons of architecture to birthplaces of activists, historic sites are physical reminders of the diversity of our experiences and the history we share. They can celebrate our triumphs. Or challenge us to confront the harsh realities of our past.

But America’s historic places can’t be replaced once they are destroyed. That’s why the National Trust for Historic Preservation works every day to save them through stewardship, advocacy, and direct assistance. With the support of people like you, the National Trust protects and stewards a diverse collection of 27 historic sites that are open to the public. We take action in the courts, in Congress, and through public engagement to save threatened places. We provide technical services and millions of dollars in financial assistance to restore them. And we empower neighbors, partners, and individuals across the country to protect threatened historic sites in their own communities.

The story of places is the story of all of us. With your help, the National Trust can connect Americans to their past and to each other—and help inspire a better tomorrow.

#TrustSites: National Trust Historic Sites

Glass House

The National Trust for Historic Preservation protects and promotes historic places, including a diverse collection of 27 sites open to the public. When you visit a historic site, you learn from their stories and help keep history alive.

#11Most: America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

Since 1988, the National Trust has used this annual list to raise awareness about the threats facing some of the nation's greatest treasures. The list, which has identified more than 350 sites to date, has been so successful in galvanizing preservation efforts that only a handful of sites have been lost.

#SavingPlaces: Take Action for Preservation

The National Trust frequently turns to grassroots supporters like you to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. This includes advocating for preservation funding, saving historic places, and influencing key legislation that protects our country’s heritage.

#HAHSsites: Historic Artists' Homes and Studios

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

A program of the National Trust, Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios is a peer-to-peer network of sites that brings museums together to conserve the legacy of creativity in the visual arts in the United States. Learn more and plan your visit to a site near you.