We strive to educate Lancastrians about how historic preservation benefits neighborhood revitalization economic development, heritage tourism and conservation.


We aim to instill an appreciation for Lancaster County’s historic architecture and landscapes. Education is the common thread that runs through our programs.


Our success comes through collaborating with property owners, architects, academicians, developers, contractors, realtors, historic preservationists and government officials.


Since being founded in 1966, the Historic Preservation Trust  has worked to identify and protect historic structures countywide.  Below are just some of our successes:


Recent Blog Posts

Latest News

Aug 22, 2014

Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County to Document Mayer-Hess Farmstead History

The Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County will collaborate with Manbel Devco...

Aug 19, 2014

Tour Stops for October 18 History Tour Identified in Downtown Lancaster

Twenty sites with ties to Lancaster’s industrial and commercial past have been...

Aug 11, 2014

Monthly English Teas Set for Historic Preservation Trust

English High Teas have proven to be a  perfect fit for the house where Andrew Ellicott...


Recent Work

Featured People and Places

Lisa Horst

Dana Clark

Mike Richardson

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