Valley Forge National Historical Park, Pennsylvania


Valley Forge National Historical Park

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  • The American Battlefield Protection Program promotes the preservation of historic battlefields associated with wars on American soil.

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  • The Federal Lands to Parks program helps states and communities acquire surplus federal land to create new parks and recreation places.

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  • Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives revitalize communities by encouraging private sector rehabilitation and re-use of historic buildings.

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Pennsylvania Highlights

  • Pearl S. Buck House, a national historic landmark

    Save America's Treasures grant

    A farmhouse with "good earth"

    Perkasie, Pennsylvania

    Explore the life and works prize-winning author and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck at her home of 40 years.

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  • Warminster Community Park's grand opening

    Federal Lands to Parks transfer

    War and peace

    Warminster, Pennsylvania

    When the government closed its Naval Air Warfare Center, it made way for a community park.

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  • Beth Sholom Synagogue is the result of a joint effort by Rabbi Mortimer J. Cohen and Frank Lloyd Wright.

    National Register of Historic Places

    Frank Lloyd Wright’s unique synagogue

    Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

    The Beth Sholom Synagogue is known as one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s great works, and is his only Jewish design.

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  • The Fairmont Park Water Works

    Preserve America grant

    A museum without walls

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Fairmount Park, one of the oldest and largest urban parks in the country, combines public art with the natural landscape.

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  • Boat ferry demonstration on the Delaware River Water Trail

    Community Conservation & Recreation

    Follow the signs

    Bucks, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, and Wayne Counties

    What makes a winding 220-mile-long water trail easier to navigate? Why, directions, of course.

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  • Reconstructed carriage doors make this office space unique.

    Preservation Tax Credit

    From horse shoes to boardrooms

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    A former blacksmith’s shop has been converted to modern office space.

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These numbers are just a sample of the National Park Service's work. Figures are for the fiscal year that ended 9/30/13.