Historic Places

As every school kid who has read the story of Paul Revere knows, Massachusetts played a central role in the founding of our nation.  Since colonial times, the Commonwealth has provided a main stage for the development of our country's culture and institutions.  The Trust for Public Land saves places that provide an irreplaceable connection to our rich history, ensuring permanent protection of our memorable past. Walden Woods and Lowell's Boat Shop are just two examples of the historic places TPL has preserved.

Explore our work

Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects. You’ll find some of our favorite places on the map below.