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

Nov 24, 2017

C. Emlen Urban Award Pictures

Check out the photos from the 2017 C. Emlen Urban Awards! Pictures from the wonderful 2017 C. Emlen Urban Awards & Annual Meeting! Congratulations again to all of the winners and the 2018 Board of Directors! Posted by Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County on Tuesday, November 21,...

Nov 15, 2017

2017 Extraordinary Give

The Countdown is On! Support the Trust through the Extraordinary Give Every dollar of your generous tax-deductible contribution helps preserve the architectural heritage of Lancaster County.Click the button below to support the Trust.Thank you!! Click Here to Show Your...

Oct 26, 2017

2017 Awards Featured in LNP

Each year we seek out and recognize projects and individuals who have dedicated enormous efforts to  preservation and restoration in Lancaster County.  Read about the 2017 Award Recipients and our strategic process featured in this LNP article. Historic Preservation Trust honors 6 projects, 3 individuals, for their work saving and highlighting significant local...