Historic Sites Stories

Historic places create connections to our heritage that help us understand our past, appreciate our triumphs, and learn from our mistakes. To ensure that their stories remain a part of our lives today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation protects and promotes historic places, including a diverse collection of 27 sites open to the public. In these stories, we highlight the stories, projects, and innovations happening at our sites, and invite you to experience these dynamic spots up close.

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From the homes of icons such as Nina Simone and Pauli Murray, to Green Book sites like the A.G. Gaston Motel, join us in protecting and restoring places where significant African American history happened.

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