Historic sites

Shoppers at the Costco store in the town of Hawai'i Kai in East Honolulu might be surprised to learn that there's an environmental and cultural treasure nearby. The Hāwea heiau complex reflects the land's cultural history in its ancient walls and... Read more

A Hawaii Kai heiau and wetland will be protected as a community-owned and managed Hawaiian cultural heritage preserve.

It has taken years of battling to preserve acres of land in Hawaii Kai. Now, Hawaii Kai's Hawea Heiau complex and Keawawa wetland will now be community owned and managed as a Hawaiian cultural heritage preserve.

Nearly a half-million visitors each year come to this park on Hawai'i Island to attend demonstrations of traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, hike a historic trail to important archeological sites associated with the highest ciefs and priests, or just... Read more

Explore southern Utah's spectacular slickrock country while learning how ancient, pioneer-era, and contemporary people have lived harmoniously with the desert climate-and how The Trust for Public Land is now protecting this uniquely American landscape from... Read more

Historic and scenic Lost Mountain in Cobb County, Ga., has been permanently protected, The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Piedmont Land Trust (GPLT) and Athens Land Trust (ALT) announced today. During the Civil War, Lost Mountain served as the... Read more

Charles Young was born into slavery in 1864. But it wasn’t the circumstances of his birth that defined this great man—it was the extraordinary achievements of his life. The first African American... Read more

During Easter Week each year, Chimayo-a rural village 30 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico-hosts tens of thousands of pilgrims who come here to pray, attend services, and gather sandy soil from... Read more

In St. Tammany Parish north of New Orleans, alumni of Camp Salmen, a former regional Boy Scout camp, donated funding to help create a nature park there after TPL had helped the parish acquire the land in 2004 with key funding from the federal Coastal and... Read more

The southernmost battle of the Revolutionary War took place in what is now Jacksonville, Florida. The Continental Army's attempt to invade British-occupied East Florida in the spring of 1777 became known as the Battle of Thomas Creek. For years, the... Read more