Does the National Trust Have Resources on Historic Districts?


Professional-Level Membership

National Trust Forum is a National Trust membership for preservation professionals and volunteer leaders.  As a Forum member, you receive the Forum Journal, Forum News, member discounts on Preservation Books, access to the password-protected website Forum Online, as well as full membership privileges to the National Trust.  Forum members have the ability to communicate on-line with other preservation professionals, and historic districts are a frequent topic of discussion on the list serve.  In addition, Forum keeps members up to date on the latest preservation issues, and members have access to a wide variety of preservation resources. 

Preservation Books

Preservation Books publishes booklets on issues pertaining to historic districts, including titles such as Maintaining Community Character: How to Establish a Local Historic District, Design Review in Historic Districts, Design and Development: Infill Housing Compatible with Historic Districts, Rescuing Historic Resources: How to Respond to a Preservation Emergency, and Protecting America's Historic Neighborhoods: Taming the Teardown Trend. In addition, Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation presents a political battle plan for a fight to designate a local historic district. 

The National Preservation Conference

Held each fall, the National Preservation Conference is the the single best source for information, ideas, inspiration, and contacts for professionals in preservation and allied fields, dedicated volunteers, and serious supporters.

Information Center

The National Trust's Information Center has created many frequently asked questions webpages on topics including historic buildings and homes, sacred sites, and moving historic buildings.  This FAQ on historic districts is an example of one of these resources.

National Trust for Historic Preservation Information Center

1785 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washingon , District of Columbia 20036

Phone: (202) 588-6000, 1-800-944-6847
Fax: (202) 588-6038

The National Trust Library

The National Trust Library contains information on historic preservation, restoration, historic theaters, mail order houses, and many other related subjects.  You can also search the library collection on-line.

National Trust Insurance Services

Administered by the firm of Maury, Donnelly, and Parr, National Trust Insurance Services specializes in insuring historic properties, both commercially and personally owned.  NTIS can help owners of historic buildings and homes evaluate their insurance needs and obtain the coverage necessary.

National Trust Insurance Services, LLC

Maury, Donnelly and Parr, Inc.
24 Commerce Street
Baltimore , Maryland 21202

Phone: 1-866-269-0944
Fax: (443) 524-0959

Join the National Trust

The National Trust is committed to improving the livability of communities through historic preservation.  By becoming a member, you're helping demonstrate to all Americans how protecting our past can enhance our quality of life.  As a member, you'll enjoy many benefits including our magazine Preservation, discounts at some of our historic sites and Historic Hotels of America member hotels, as well as other special offers we make available to our members throughout the year.