The Charlestown Preservation Society was founded in 1967 to stop the destruction of the town’s most historic buildings through urban renewal. These efforts saved the post-Revolutionary houses of Thomson Triangle, beginning a new era of civic pride and commitment to preserving Charlestown’s unique architectural heritage. Today our mission includes advocating for responsible development, sponsoring major preservation projects and educating people about Boston’s oldest neighborhood.

qExecutive Committee
Ellen Kitzis             President
David Hennessey   Vice President
Elizabeth Gittings  Secretary/House Tour Co-Chair
TBD                         Treasurer
Board Members
Tom Hogan               Member /PHC Task Force
Lindsey Mac-Jones    Communications
Scott Nilson             Membership
Joe Foresi                 Member
Amanda Zettel        House Tour Co-Chair
Nick Kraman            Past President
Heather Taylor         Past President and DRC Liaison
New members
Stephanie Goldberg Member
Mark Reed                 Member
Katelyn Gosselin       Member
Jeff Abramson           Member
Amy Voltero  Administrator

  • Complimentary copy of Charlestown: History and Architecture: A Guide
  • Reduced-price admission to Historic House Tour
  • Free admission to CPS activities and events
  • E-newsletters
  • Email alerts on preservation and development issues



CNY Muster House

63 Baldwin Bunker Hill School

St. Francis de Sales Church





Historic House Tour
Historic Markers
Phipps Street Burying Ground Day
Gardening at Preservation Park
Talks, Walks and Workshops
Preservation Month
Annual Meeting


Design Review Committee
Charlestown Neighborhood Council
Email action network


Charlestown History and Architecture:  A Guide
Preservation and Development in Charlestown:  A Practical Guide
How to Research Your Old House
A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Charlestown
All about The Phipps Street Burying Ground


Cultural Resource Plan, Training Field
Memorial Hall
Interpretive signage, Training Field
Civil War Commemorative Monument, Training Field
Preservation Park