Historic sites

Hyde Farm, on the Chattahoochee River northwest of Atlanta, has changed little from the early 1900s. The Hyde family bought the farm in the 1920s, and J.C. Hyde, the last of the family, farmed it until he was in his 90s, plowing by hand with the assistance... Read more

Rising 1,800 feet above the sprawl of metro Atlanta, the landmark twin humps of Kennesaw Mountain were once ground zero for some of the worst fighting of the Civil War. In spring 1864, 63,000 Confederates under the command of General Joseph Johnson dug... Read more

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

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

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

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

This 33-acre historic stagecoach stop in rapidly growing Arapahoe County was zoned for commercial development until TPL helped the county acquire the site and historic buildings in 2001. This acquisition will allow for public interpretation of the... 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

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