Historic sites

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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

Located in a flagship unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, the Fleming Plantation was one of the region's largest and most productive sugar plantations in the 19th century.

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