Our mission is to preserve Charlestown's historic character by protecting our historic architecture and landscapes, advocating for preservation, guiding responsible development and educating people about the unique character of our community.

Projects and events

The Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) supports and creates special projects that exemplify the organization’s mission areas of Historic Preservation and Education. (more…)

Historic House Tour

The Charlestown Historic House Tour is one of the most recognizable events in Charlestown. The tour, held every other year since the early 1970s, features houses that represent the full range of Charlestown’s architectural styles as well as some of its best-loved public spaces. (more…)

Preservation Projects

Protect Historic Charlestown A new committee launched to focus on projects related to zoning, demolition and preserving the historic character of Charlestown


Here’s a comprehensive guide to preservation, development and Charlestown’s community resources.



Charlestown History and Architecture: A Guide for Homeowners, Residents and Visitors is a guide to Charlestown history and architecture, plus a useful resource for homeowners.


Design Review Committee

The Design Review Committee was established over ten years ago to work with the BRA to review requests for commercial and residential requests for property changes.