Historic Preservation Training Center                                                                 

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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.

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, and State historic properties

-Extensive outreach training programs aimed at building the skills of personnel responsible for the maintenance and preservation of historic properties


Contact Us
Acting Superintendent

Moss Rudley

301-663-8206 x 109


Mailing Address:


4801A Urbana Pike

Frederick, MD  21704


Main Office Number:  (301) 663-8206

Fax Number:  (301) 663-8032


Operating Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   M-F