Type of Place

Historic Lands


America’s story begins outdoors. Our lands and waters are the backdrop for our most poignant national memories: homesteads, explorations, war, escape, adventure and more. From day one at The Conservation Fund, we’ve worked to protect the places where history was made. 

Projects

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

A Bright Future for Rocky Fork

The nearly 10,000-acre Rocky Fork property lies within Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and abuts the Pisgah National Forest...
Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

Anacostia River Water Trail Guide

America’s earliest history meets the modern-day challenges of river restoration and watershed conservation along the Anacostia River, which flows...
Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

Androscoggin Valley Conservation Initiative

The Fund has been working for nearly a decade in the Androscoggin Valley, conserving river frontage, wildlife corridors and historic lands. Our...
Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

Located in DeKalb County, just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is widely valued for...
Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Ashley River Historic District / Middleton Place Woodlands

Located in the fastest growing county in South Carolina, the Ashley River historic district is considered one of the...
Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Balancing Nature And Commerce In Unicoi County

Known as “The Valley Beautiful,” this rural Appalachian community is prime for development, but it is also home to...
Baltimore County, Doing More With Less

Baltimore County, Doing More With Less

With one of the nation’s most established farmland preservation efforts, Baltimore County in 2006 reached a major milestone: preserving...
Belfast Wildlife Management Area

Belfast Wildlife Management Area

We know that for conservation solutions to truly last they need to benefit the surrounding communities. After a two-year...
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park...
Brandywine Conservancy, Pennsylvania

Brandywine Conservancy, Pennsylvania

David Shields of the Brandywine Conservancy often thinks about the fateful day in September 1777 when General George Washington’s...
Camden Farm

Camden Farm

For the past 300 years, seven generations of the Pratt family have lived at Camden Farm on the banks...
Camp Security Revolutionary War POW Camp

Camp Security Revolutionary War POW Camp

Camp Security in southern Pennsylvania, is one of only a handful of Revolutionary War-era prisoner-of-war camps that have not...
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Rising up from the desert soil and hidden in the canyon walls of the Canyons of the Ancients National...
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Over 400 years ago, Captain John Smith arrived in the New World—and changed it forever. In addition to helping...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Alabama

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Alabama

Day’s Gap Battlefield, site of a critical Civil War battle in Morgan and Cullman counties, Alabama, remains much as...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Arkansas

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Arkansas

Recognized nationally as one of America's most intact Civil War battlefields, Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park conserves the site where...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Antietam

Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in the Civil War, the battle of Antietam took place on September 17,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Gettysburg

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Focus on Gettysburg

The history of the United States hung in the balance on the first three days of July 1963, as...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Georgia

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Georgia

Rocky Face Ridge is the site of the start of the Union Army’s Atlanta Campaign. U.S. Major General Sherman,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Kentucky

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Kentucky

The Fund was part of a partnership that worked to protect key lands at the center of the Perryville Battlefield...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Maryland

At the Fund, we believe America’s history is found in our landscapes.  By conserving significant landscapes, we can ensure our nation’s...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Mississippi

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Mississippi

The Conservation Fund’s work to protect Civil War battlefield sites in Mississippi highlights its dedication to preserving the state’s...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Missouri

Pilot Knob Missouri’s vital role in the Civil War peaked in the late summer of 1864. Each side needed decisive...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: New Mexico

Glorieta Pass  In March 1862, while Confederates from Texas battled a combined force of U. S. Regulars and volunteers from...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: North Carolina

Averasboro We were able to help protect more than 80 acres of what was the Confederate line at the Battle of Averasboro,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Tennessee

Franklin In partnership with the Franklin and Williamson County Heritage Foundation, the Fund protected nearly 60 acres on Roper’s Knob,...
Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

Civil War Battlefield Conservation: Virginia

The Conservation Fund has helped protect a dozen Civil War battlefields across the state of Virginia. Beaver Dam Creek We protected 236 acres...
First State National Historical Park

First State National Historical Park

Delaware’s Brandywine Valley represents the very start of America—a place where General Washington fought for independence, Benjamin Franklin printed...
Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site

The Fund protects the landscapes that define America’s history. That’s why we worked with a group of partners to...
Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Franklin Land Trust, Massachusetts

Rich Hubbard’s phone rings often. As director of the Franklin Land Trust in western Massachusetts, Hubbard fields multiple calls...