Historic sites

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

In 1991 archeological excavations unearthed artifacts establishing Snake Warrior's Island as the site of the home of Chief Chitto Tustenugee, or "Snake Warrior," and his tribe, who inhabited the area in the early 1800s. In December 1991, upon learning of... Read more

In the 1940s, McKee Jungle Gardens was one of Florida's most popular roadside attractions, hosting more than 100,000 tourists each year. The 80-acre tropical hammock along the Indian River boasted one of the world's outstanding collections of water lilies... Read more

From the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, Sinkyone people were massacred and driven from their land, with some survivors joining neighboring tribes. Established in 1997, the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness preserves a small portion of the original... Read more

The Trust for Public Land has a long history of saving heritage lands across the country, many of which were sites of historic Civil War battles. During the 150th anniversary of the War Between the... Read more

In late 2008, TPL worked with the Triangle Land Conservancy to purchase Riverwalk, permanently protected a 329-acre property at the juncture of the Neuse River and Marks Creek. This unspoiled rural area which was deemed a "Last Chance Landscape" by Scenic... Read more

In March 2011, TPL protected 17 acres of privately-owned shoreline within the Lapakahi State Historical Park. Threatened with potential development, the inholding includes hundreds of extremely well-preserved pre-contact sites, including a fishing village... Read more

A 60-acre gem located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, Wolf Island is a place of legend and lore, with historical ties to both Native Americans and Voyageurs. Located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, the island’s rich history is well-documented by John Jaeger, a... Read more

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