Historic sites

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

Legend has it that General George Washington lost his watch on Torne Mountain while spying on British troops during the American Revolution.

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.

The area around Harpers Ferry is rich in American history and scenic beauty. In recent years, conservation and historic preservation groups have worked to protect Civil War battlefields around Harpers Ferry by adding them to Harpers Ferry National... 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.

Driving on I-26 from Spartanburg to Asheville, right across the state line, travelers heading north experience the dramatic face of White Oak Mountain.

The first time Belle Banks saw Cedar Grove was shortly after her husband Dick inherited the antebellum house from his mother. What she found was discouraging. While solidly built from bricks made on-site, the house had no indoor plumbing or electricity,... Read more

May 2007 marked the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown, Virginia colony—the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Today, the settlement is recalled in two historic parks that protect the ruins of the fort and village and offer a living-... Read more

Each year, more than one million people visit George Washington's historic Mount Vernon Estate, which he acquired in 1754 in large part for its superb view across the Potomac River into Maryland. "No estate in the United States is more pleasantly situated... Read more

The 19th-century buildings and unspoiled rural character of Waterford, Virginia have qualified the entire town as a National Historic Landmark. But this historic ambience was threatened when a developer purchased 144 acres of historic Phillips Farm for... Read more

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