What We Do

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As the nation’s leading voice of preservation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is focused on saving America’s historic places. These are the places that tell our stories, offer unique and memorable experiences today, and promise a vibrant future for the generations of tomorrow.

We take direct, on-the ground action to preserve historic buildings and sites when they are threatened. We advocate on Capitol Hill and in statehouses and town halls nationwide for legislation that protects historic properties. And we work with you -- the people who are passionate about saving historic places -- to preserve and protect your part of the American story.

Throughout PreservationNation, you will discover valuable information about how you can protect the past, plus links to our ongoing programs, new campaigns, and award-winning publications. Explore this site and find your own inspiration to save the places you love.