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

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

The Fund and the Foothills Land Conservancy now hold one of the largest conservation easements ever donated by private...
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument

Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument

Harriet Tubman was a true American hero. Born on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tubman spent nearly 30 years of her...
Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Grows On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Grows On Maryland’s Eastern Shore

More than 100 years after her death, a new chapter of Harriet Tubman’s legacy is unfolding on Maryland’s Eastern...
Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge

Holt Collier National Wildlife Refuge

In 1902, legendary African-American guide Holt Collier led President Theodore Roosevelt and his entourage through the canebrakes and virgin...
Hopewell Spruce Hill Earth Works

Hopewell Spruce Hill Earth Works

The most extraordinary achievements of the Hopewell people were the huge earthworks they built, including walls of stone and earth...
Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Lewis and Clark National Historical Park

Long fascinated by what lay west of the Mississippi River, President Thomas Jefferson in 1803 commissioned Captain Meriwether Lewis...
Lithonia

Lithonia

Nominated for a listing on the National Register of Historic Places, the city of Lithonia, just outside Atlanta, includes...
Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

President Theodore Roosevelt established Mesa Verde National Park more than 100 years ago, protecting historic cliff dwellings and other...
Minidoka National Historic Site

Minidoka National Historic Site

At the start of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, authorizing the forced relocation...
Missouri River Restoration

Missouri River Restoration

Stretching more than 2,300 miles from Three Forks, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri, where it joins the Mississippi River,...
Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

On June 28, 1778, General George Washington’s Continental Army attacked the British just outside Monmouth Court House in New...
Optimizing Farmland Protection in Baltimore County

Optimizing Farmland Protection in Baltimore County

With one of the nation’s most established farmland preservation efforts, Baltimore County in 2006 reached a major milestone: preserving...
Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest National Park

Arizona’s Petrified Forest is famous for its expansive vistas—stark moon-like landscapes and the colorful eroding badlands of the Painted...
Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

Remembering the Sand Creek Massacre

150 years ago, at dawn, in a dry creek bed in southeast Colorado, a troop of nearly 700 Colorado...
San Juan Island National Historical Park

San Juan Island National Historical Park

Located in the waters between Vancouver Island to the west and Washington State to the east – and  just a short...
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

The Sand Creek Massacre is one of the most tragic events in America’s history, and marked a major turning...
Saving A 300-Year-Old Colonial Settlement Site In Connecticut

Saving A 300-Year-Old Colonial Settlement Site In Connecticut

The town of Groton, Connecticut, has a long history dating to before its incorporation in 1705, and the 63-acre...
State Game Lands 93

State Game Lands 93

September 11, 2001 is one of the most tragic days in our nation’s history. Nearly 3,000 people died as...
Texas Pineywoods Experience

Texas Pineywoods Experience

The Conservation Fund has deep roots in east Texas, where we’ve worked to protect roughly 33,000 acres of Big Thicket...
Tonto National Forest

Tonto National Forest

Cave Creek, only 25 miles north of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, is one of the few perennial streams...
Topaz Relocation Center

Topaz Relocation Center

As part of the Japanese American Internment Camp Preservation Initiative, we protected 13 acres at the Topaz Relocation Center for the...
Travelers

Travelers' Rest

As a legacy to the nation and in honor of the extraordinary journey of Lewis and Clark, The Conservation...
Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

Considered a sacred place by the Lakota, Wind Cave is one of the longest and most complex caves in...