Historic sites

4 for 150: Conservation success stories for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

Marks Creek Riverwalk, NC

In late 2008, TPL worked with the Triangle Land Conservancy to purchase Riverwalk, 329 acres at the juncture of the Neuse River and Marks Creek.

Wolf Island, MN

A 60-acre gem located in Lake Vermilion's Wolf Bay, Wolf Island is a place of legend and lore, with historical ties to both Native Americans and Voyageurs.

Lapakahi State Park, HI

In March 2011, TPL and the State Parks Division protectd 17 acres of privately-owned shoreline within the Lapakahi State Historical Park.

Ferris Farm, Connecticut

The Trust for Public Land helps municipalities and other local partners conserve farmland under pressure or directly threatened with development.

Common Pasture, Massachusetts

TPL has helped protect approximately 290 acres in the Common Pasture in Newbury in a long-term effort to preserve this well-loved and iconic open space.

Resaca Battlefield, Georgia

In May, 1864, Confederate troops under General Joseph E. Johnson dug fortifications into rolling hills in Resaca, Georgia, attempting to stall the Union Major General William T. Sherman's advance on Atlanta. More than 150,000 soldiers fought for two days; thousands were killed or wounded, and the battle ended with the Confederate soldiers in retreat.

Lowell's Boat Shop, MA

When new technology and economic cutbacks threatened to destroy the oldest continually operating boat building business in the United States in the early 1990s, TPL helped form the Lowell's Boat Shop Trust and transferred the shop to the Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport.

Walden Woods, MA

In 1995, we helped acquire an historic home at the edge of Walden Woods as a library and research center for the Thoreau Institute, which promotes the writer's work and legacy.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Our work in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Kentucky and the Ohio River Valley, preserves land important in American history while protecting Appalachian wildlands. It includes protection of the view from Pinnacle Overlook when it was threatened by potential development around Fern Lake, the only source of drinking water for nearby Middlesboro.