History Preservation

Our work includes historical preservation of buildings and sites within park boundaries, trail maintenance, and restoring the region’s native habitat.

SNP Trust initiates improvements, critical research, and projects that help better connect visitors to the park. Over the years, your donations have funded critical preservation and restoration projects, including special projects like the Hawksbill Observation Platform (Senator Byrd), the Old Rag Overlook Guard Rail, and the Pinnacles Conservation Center (CCC).

Boulder Cabin

Built in 1911, Boulder Cabin was part of the original Skyland Resort. It was used as a rental cabin for over 90 years until the early 2000’s when it became a…
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Edge Fund

The Trust has provided funding to assist landowners with fees associated with establishing conservation easements on properties that protect the viewshed from the park, maintain park access, and other benefits.…
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Mapping Shenandoah’s Future

What will Shenandoah National Park and the Central Blue Ridge look like 20 years from now? Fifty years from now? Will its forests be intact? Will wildlife still abound? Will…

Restoration Projects

Boulder Cabin Built in 1911, Boulder Cabin was part of the original Skyland Resort. When Congress established Shenandoah National Park in 1926, most of the Skyland buildings were torn down.…

Pinnacles Research Facility

Improving the Historic Pinnacles Research Facility  The Shenandoah National Park Trust requested a $20,000 grant from the Oak Hill Fund to support improvements to the historic Pinnacles Research Facility in…

Hawksbill Observation Platform

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, the Trust committed to restore the stone observation platform at Hawksbill, along with the trails leading up to the summit. The goal of…

Old Rag Parking Lot + Archaeological Dig

SNP Trust was able to purchase the property from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and donated it to the park. We funded an archaeological study on the property, as well,…

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