Historic sites

In the late 1970s, the Trust for Public Land purchased five well-worn, single-family homes along Auburn Avenue, near downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Located on the same block as the birthplace and boyhood home of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., these properties... Read more

Utah's five national parks and seven national monuments define the beauty and grandeur of the state. Tourists flock here each year to experience these wonderful places, relishing the desert beauty.

Few people know that privately held land still... Read more

Each year, tens of thousands of visitors come to this historic Santuario, or chapel, in the village of Chimayo 40 miles north of Santa Fe. The historic chapel is known as the "Lourdes of America," since it is believed by many people to have healing powers... Read more

Until the mid-20th century, Roosevelt Island in the East River between Manhattan and Queens was known as Welfare Island—a site for hospitals, penitentiaries, and asylums. In the 1970’s, the island was developed as a residential community and is now home to... Read more

Rich in history, with watersheds that provide clean drinking water for millions of people, and encompassing thousands of acres of state parks and state forests, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area is a unique and cherished landscape. While... Read more

When the last undeveloped land within Sterling Forest was slated for a golf course and 100 new homes, TPL led the effort to help save it from development. Sterling Forge is the one of many additions TPL has helped make to Sterling Forest State Park, the 18... Read more

Legend has it that General George Washington lost his watch on Torne Mountain while spying on British troops during the American Revolution. No one knows where this happened, but today's visitors to Harriman State Park can daydream about finding the watch... Read more

Raspberry Farm was a well-loved property that had been actively farmed since the late 1700s, and took its name from a popular pick your own berries and retail farm stand that operated during the 1980s and early 1990s. When the property was subdivided it... Read more

Firing some of the first shots of the American Civil War, Citadel cadets launched an attack on the Union supply steamer Star of the West from the shores of Morris Island on January 9, 1861. In July 1863, Union troops of the Massachusetts 54th Infantry... Read more

Driving on I-26 from Spartanburg to Asheville, right across the state line, travelers heading north experience the dramatic face of White Oak Mountain. This escarpment is both the geological and physical boundary to the mountains of western North Carolina... Read more

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