Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation

Classical American Homes Preservation Trust is now the Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation

A new era for preservation, innovation, and education of America's historic architecture, decorative arts, and landscapes.

Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation

About The Trust

The Richard Hampton Jenrette Foundation, originally called the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT), was founded in 1993 by American businessman and philanthropist Richard Hampton Jenrette with a mission to preserve, protect, and open to the public unparalleled examples of historic architecture, landscape design, and decorative and fine arts from the early 19th century. The organization uses cutting-edge research, collaborates with academic partners, and develops digital resources to educate emerging professionals, craftspeople, students, and lifelong learners.


Learn about the work and research being done to drive the Trust's educational mission forward.


Join us in our work to study the history of American classical design. Participate in upcoming educational programs and events.


Explore the Trust's four 19th century sites that span the Eastern Seaboard and showcase American classical design and craftsmanship.


Search our catalog of American-made fine and decorative arts, including one of the nation’s largest collections of Duncan Phyfe furniture.