Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

Preserving The Past.Educating The Future.

Classical American Homes Preservation Trust

About The Trust

Established by Richard Hampton Jenrette in 1993, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation which maintains four early-nineteenth-century sites and their remarkable collections of historic decorative and fine arts. Through careful preservation, original research, and collaborative educational programming, the Trust develops public appreciation and understanding of American architecture, landscapes and decorative arts while helping build a stronger, more resilient future for historic preservation and public history more generally.


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.