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.


Come to one of our events, learn from one of our programs or help us advocate for preservation and responsible development.


Historic House Tour

The 2014 CPS Historic House Tour will be Saturday, September 20.  It is a rare chance to explore private houses and public spaces that span 350 years of history.

Preservation Projects

Learn about our recent historic preservation projects.



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.



Learn about Charlestown’s rich history and architecture.