Since 1889, Preservation Virginia has served as a statewide historic preservation leader, saving more than 400 historic places. Our six historic sites open to the public serve as catalysts for our efforts to protect and preserve historic places and communities in all regions of Virginia.


Through the generosity of our supporters, we teach, share and collaborate for the preservation and enhancement of Virginia’s communities through our various educational programs.


As an advocate for Virginia’s historic resources, we work closely with decision-makers to communicate the economic and cultural benefits of preservation and promote important preservation-related policies and programs.

Rosenwald School Architectural Survey Completed

We just completed a two-year architectural survey of Virginia’s Rosenwald schools in partnership with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR).

Our Preservation Initiatives and Engagement team covered 4,400 miles and worked with dozens of alumni and volunteers to locate and survey the school sites. Funding was generously provided by the National Park Service and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Check out findings from the survey!

Rosenwald School Architectural Survey

Since 1889, Preservation Virginia’s efforts have saved more than 400 unique historic places across Virginia, including our six historic sites open to the public.

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Must-See Historic Towns and Cities in Virginia

Few states can claim to have a history as rich or extensive as Virginia, the home of the first successful English colony in the United States. Though there are far too many places rich in history to fit onto a single list, here are some that you must-see while hitting the road this summer! Richmond …