The Historic Preservation Education Foundation enhances public awareness and understanding of historic buildings and sites and encourages their appropriate preservation.

Since the mid-1980s, HPEF has undertaken a wide variety of programs designed for building owners, architects, developers, preservationists, historians and others interested in historic structures and building preservation. The numerous initiatives—from conferences and workshops to exhibitions and publications—have fostered a sensitive and informed approach to evaluating of historic resources; provided a deeper knowledge of conservation techniques; and encouraged the careful reuse of architecture from our distant and recent past.

Tours have been an important component of HPEF co-sponsored conferences, workshops, and other events. Additionally, HPEF has assisted with the organization, funding, and publication of several tours of historic neighborhoods. For more information about HPEF and HPEF projects, visit HPEF.US.