Historic Preservation

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  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

    This privately funded nonprofit organization works to save America’s historic places by fostering a deep sense of community, commitment and passion for saving places.

  • New Haven Preservation Trust

    This organization was founded to honor and preserve New Haven’s architectural heritage — historic buildings and neighborhoods — through advocacy, education and collaboration.

  • New London Landmarks

    This organization strives to promote the preservation and development of the urban environment of New London, Connecticut, including significant individual structures, streetscapes, neighborhoods and open spaces.

  • Office of State Archaeology

    This office is housed within the Museum of Natural History/Connecticut Archaeology Center and was established to identify, manage and preserve Connecticut's archaeological resources.

  • Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine, East Granby

    Explore the unique and complex history of the Nation's first chartered copper mine and first state prison.

  • Order a Plaque

    See how to order a plaque for properties listed on the State or National Registers of Historic Places.

  • Prudence Crandall Museum, Canterbury

    Learn about Connecticut’s state heroine, a pioneer in education for African-American women and a fighter of racism and sexism.

  • Regional Survey Contexts

    Read or download the SHPO's regional survey contexts.

  • Resiliency

    Learn about SHPO assistance for historic properties threatened by rising sea levels.

  • Section 106 Review and Compliance

    Get technical guidance for publicly funded projects that can have an impact on historic Connecticut resources.

  • State Historic Preservation Review Board

    Learn more about the State Historic Preservation Review Board and access meeting agendas and minutes.

  • State Register of Historic Places

    See the requirements and application process to have a historic resource listed on the official State Register.

  • Stewardship Relief Grant

    New! Apply for funding to help pay for basic utilities and maintnenance bills for designated historic resources

  • Survey and Planning Grants

    Discover a variety of grants and programs that support planning and development for historic preservation projects.

  • Survey Forms

    Use these forms can to help you identify potential archaeological resources in Connecticut.