Old places are where our lives, memories, and stories began. They connect us to the past, anchor us to the present, and lead us into the future. These places inspire us to create a stronger nation, because they belong to all of us.
For more than 70 years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has led the movement to save America’s historic places. A privately funded nonprofit organization, we work to save America's historic sites; tell the full American story; build stronger communities; and invest in preservation's future.
Thanks to the passion and dedication of our advocates and supporters, we’re able to protect hundreds of places every year. Help us save places that matter—for ourselves, each other, and our future together.
Donate Today to Help Save the Places Where Our History Happened.
Donate to the National Trust for Historic Preservation today and you'll help preserve places that tell our stories, reflect our culture, and shape our shared American experience.
Main Street America
Main Street America leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts. We revitalize older and historic commercial districts to build vibrant neighborhoods and thriving economies.
Main Street America was established in 1980 as a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Known at that time as the National Main Street Center, it was a way to address the myriad issues facing older and historic downtowns. Working with a nationwide network of coordinating programs and local communities, Main Street has helped over 2,000 communities across the country bring economic vitality back downtown, while celebrating their historic character, and bringing communities together.
National Trust Community Investment Corporation
National Trust Community Investment Corporation (NTCIC) enables tax credit equity investments that support sustainable communities nationwide.
Since its inception in 2000, NTCIC has provided tax credit financing of over $1.4 billion in capital for historic tax credit (HTC), new market tax credit (NMTC), solar tax credit (ITC), and low-income hosuing tax credit (LIHTC) investments for 175 transactions with over $5.4 billion in total development costs.
NTCIC is the historic tax credit industry’s leading advocate for improving and expanding the use of federal and state HTCs, having organized and chaired the Historic Tax Credit Coalition since 2009. NTCIC also pioneered the “twinning” of HTCs and NMTCs in 2003 and has now invested $488.6 million in 76 NMTC transactions.
National Trust Insurance Services
National Trust Insurance Services (NTIS) is the nation's leading insurance agency specifically designed to offer comprehensive insurance solutions to historic property owners and preservation organizations.
As a specialized broker and agent, NTIS has become the leading expert in providing insurance solutions to preservation organizations, theaters, historic sites, house museums, historic hotels, historic churches, historic commercial buildings, Main Street organizations and other miscellaneous historic structures.
We help procure insurance coverage for all types of policies including, however not limited to property, fine arts, general liability, umbrella liability, workers compensation, directors and officers, and volunteer accident insurance. Finally, we work exclusively with a broad range of insurance carriers who also understand this complex class of business and who feel that this is an elite class of insurance risk because of the highly dedicated boards and staff who help oversee the building’s maintenance and safety needs.
Our mission is to educate clients in regards to their exposures and to secure a comprehensive and competitively priced set of policies that protects the historic asset itself and the organization that operates within.
National Trust Tours
For more than 45 years, National Trust Tours has been offering life-enriching programs that explore the traditions and cultures of the world, placing a special emphasis on the roles of art and architecture.
Dynamic tour leaders, professional staff, small group sizes, and unattainable experiences on your own are our hallmarks. With more than 100 programs from which to choose, there is a National Trust Tour with your name on it.