For Homeowners and Communities

Find out how Historic New England helps preserve privately owned properties

With a century’s worth of experience in historic preservation, Historic New England has the expertise to help you protect the unique character of your house, whether it was built in 1750 or 1950. The Preservation Easement Program, in which Historic New England works with homeowners and communities to protect buildings and landscapes, is a national model for preservation of privately owned homes. Explore our knowledge base for homeowners or find preservation resources in your state.

Historic New England works with communities throughout the region on local preservation issues. To learn more about our programs for homeowners and communities, please call 617-994-6642 or email [email protected].

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Preservation Easement Program

A national model, this program protects more than 100 privately owned properties, including this 1963 Modern home in Lincoln, Mass. Learn More

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  • Preservation Easement Program

    A national model, this program protects more than 100 privately owned properties, including this 1963 Modern home in Lincoln, Mass. Learn More

  • Membership

    Members at the Sustainer level and above get specialized advice for their old-house questions, directly from Historic New England staff experts. Learn More

  • Your Old or Historic Home

    From architectural styles to period-appropriate paint colors, browse our online resources to become an expert on your old house. Learn More

  • Regional Resources

    Find other organizations committed to advancing historic preservation in communities throughout New England. Learn More

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