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.
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.
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
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
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