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:


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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...

Oct 16, 2017

2017 C. Emlen Urban Awards & Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is a time to come together as a community to honor and celebrate those who have made a large commitment to preservation in Lancaster County. Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00-6:30PM - Live Pianist6:45PM - Annual Meeting Cocktails & Hors d'oeuvresCash Bar Guest Speaker Gregg ScottSenior Partnerat RLPS and FAIA Venue Lancaster County Club1466 New Holland PkLancaster, PA 17601 Member Tickets Single Ticket $65 Special Price for Trust Members Buy Your Ticket 10 Tickets $600 Special Price for Trust Members Buy Your Tickets Non-Member Tickets Single Ticket...