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

Oct 14, 2014

Mayor Gray Proclaims October 18th Lancaster History Day

Lancaster Mayor Richard Gray will proclaim Saturday, October 18, Lancaster History Day...

Oct 2, 2014

2014 Historic Preservation Award Recipients Announced

Lancaster Newspapers will receive a 2014 C. Emlen Urban Award for Leadership from the...

Sep 22, 2014

Oct. 18th Tour to Include Sweets and Spirits

In addition to a wealth of history on the October 18th Historic Lancaster Walk &...


Recent Work

Featured People and Places

Lisa Horst

Dana Clark

Mike Richardson

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