Historic Preservation Training Center        



National Park Service                       U.S. Department of Interior


Mailing Address:

Historic Preservation Training Center   National Park Service     4801A Urbana Pike Frederick, MD  21704

Telephone #:                  301-663-8206                  Fax #:                                301-663-8032

Regular Business Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 M-F

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 HPTC Mission Statement

The Historic Preservation Training Center (HPTC) is dedicated to the safe preservation and maintenance of national parks or partner facilities by demonstrating outstanding leadership, delivering quality preservation services, and developing educational courses that fulfill the competency requirements of Service employees in the career fields of Historic Preservation Skills, Risk Management, Maintenance, and Planning, Design, and Construction.


HPTC History
                                   The HPTC was founded in  1977 to meet the growing demand for craft skills development for NPS employees tasked with preserving the thousands of historic structures within the National Park System.  In 1995, the Center joined the NPS Training and Development Division to become one of four NPS Training Centers.

 The HPTC is currently located in Frederick, Maryland.  The headquarters/administrative office is located within the Monocacy National Battlefield at the historic Gambrill House.

  The Shop is located in the historic Jenkins Cannery building in downtown Frederick. The HPTC staff and trainees currently total approximately 70.







































Program Overview

The HPTC utilizes historic preservation projects as our main vehicle for teaching preservation philosophy, building crafts, building technology, and project management skills. Our experiential learning approach emphasizes flexibility in addressing the unknown conditions encountered during the project and ensures that the goals of preservation are met.

The Historic Preservation Training Center in undertaking its mission is:

  • Training Preservation Craftspeople
  • Preserving Historic Resources Today
  • Promoting Historic Preservation as the Key to the Future

The major programs and services provided by the HPTC are:

  • A three year training program for the NPS Exhibit and Preservation Specialists
  • Services for the Treatment of NPS, Federal, State, or locally owned historic properties
  • Extensive outreach training programs aimed at building the skills of personnel responsible for the maintenance and preservation of historic properties























Annual Report

--  2012                                --  2011                            --  2010


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Historic Architecture


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