Historic sites

Hāwea heiau complex and Keawawa wetland, Hawaii

Shoppers at the Costco store in the town of Hawai‘i Kai in East Honolulu might be surprised to learn that there's an environmental and cultural treasure nearby. The Hāwea heiau complex reflects the land’s cultural history in its ancient walls and petroglyphs, and agricultural terraces.

Listening Point and Long Island on Burntside Lake, Boundary Waters, MN

In 2013 The Trust for Public Land protected Gaul Island as an addition to the Burntside Islands Scientific and Natural Area. Like Long Island, which we helped protect in 2008, the island is part of the viewshed from Sigurd Olson's historic Listening Point.

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Historic and scenic Lost Mountain in Cobb County, Ga., has been permanently protected, The Trust for Public Land, Georgia Piedmont Land Trust and Athens Land Trust announced today.

The first African American Colonel in the United States Army, Young lead the Buffalo Soldiers, the United States’ first black cavalry.

Help Create Story Mill Community Park (:30)

We're bringing together neighbors, planners, and community groups to transform this historic landmark into a unique city park for hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring local history.

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During Easter Week each year, Chimayo—a rural village 30 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico—hosts tens of thousands of pilgrims who come here to pray, attend services, and gather sandy soil from the floor of a tiny room adjacent to the town’s chapel.

Thomas Creek, FL

The Battle of Thomas Creek, the southernmost battle of the Revolutionary War, took place here in what is now Jacksonville, Florida.

Snake Warrior Island, FL

In 1991 archeological excavations unearthed artifacts establishing Snake Warrior's Island as the site of the home of Chief Chitto Tustenugee, or "Snake Warrior," and his tribe, who inhabited the area in the early 1800s

McKee Botanical Garden, Florida

The Trust for Public Land purchased the remaining 18 acres of this former tropical roadside attraction in a cooperative project with Indian River Land Trust.

Sinkyone Wilderness, CA

Established in 1997, the InterTribal Sinkyone Wilderness preserves a small portion of the original Sinkyone Indian territory on 3,845 acres of redwood forestland along the northern California coast in Mendocino County.