DC Preservation League
The mission of the DC Preservation League is to
preserve, protect, and enhance the historic and built environment
of Washington, DC, through advocacy and education.
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Places and Spaces
You can help protect DC’s historic places and spaces.
Become a member or donate today!
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Historic Preservation
Encourages economic vitality.
Build’s appreciation for the city’s history.
Promotes a sense of community and place.
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Historic Preservation
DC is home to over 700 individual landmarks.
See what’s protected in your neighborhood.
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Most Endangered Places
Properties at greatest risk of demolition, neglect, or ill-advised alteration.
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Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 District of Columbia Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. Nominations are due November 16th. These awards honor outstanding preservation projects and exceptional contributions by individuals and organizations in support of historic preservation in the District. Read more…

The Foundry Branch Trolley Trestle is one of only two remaining bridges along the former trolley line linking Georgetown and Glen Echo, Maryland. This line, constructed around 1900, provided the transportation to a ‘trolley’ park and thousands of Washingtonians used the line annually to access the Glen Echo Amusement Park. Read more…

2020 Historic Preservation Plan
The purpose of Preserving For Progress, the 2020 DC Historic Preservation Plan, is to outline a vision and goals to guide ongoing preservation efforts in the District. 

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Events and Education

Member Only Tour
Hillwood Mansion
and Bomb Shelter

March 9  @ 1:30pm

Member Only Tour
Mary McLeod Bethune
Council House

February 9th @ 10am

655 New York Avenue Tour

January 17th @ 6pm

St Elizabeths web
St. Elizabeths
West Campus Tour

December 8th @ 10am

DC Historic Sites