About the National Trust for Historic Preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places.

Chartered by Congress in 1949, the organization is now supported entirely by private contributions. We take direct on-the-ground action when historic buildings and sites are threatened. Our work helps build vibrant, sustainable communities. We advocate with governments to save America’s heritage. We strive to create a cultural legacy as diverse as the nation itself so that all of us can take pride in our part of the American story.

Thanks to more than 300,000 members and supporters, and partnerships with hundreds of preservation organizations from coast to coast, the National Trust is recognized as the leader of the historic preservation movement in the United States.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation:

    • Provides cutting-edge leadership on pressing preservation priorities.
    • Operates a network of historic sites, including such treasures as South Carolina's Drayton Hall, the nation's oldest plantation home open to the public, and Connecticut's Philip Johnson Glass House, a pioneering icon of modern architecture.
    • Advocates with governments to save America's heritage.
    • Provides leadership, education and resources to preservation leaders and grassroots advocates nationwide.