National Trust for Historic Preservation

HARB (Historic Architectural Review Board) Districts in Cumberland County

Carlisle Borough:

• Reference guide for Property Owners:

• Chapter 255: Zoning – Historic Preservation District (overlay)

Mechanicsburg Borough

Shippensburg Borough:

Upper Allen Township:

Cumberland County Comprehensive Plan

National Park Service

The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards:

Preservation Briefs:

Technical Preservation Services – Four Approaches to the Treatment of Historic Properties:

Preservation by topic:

Tax Incentives for Preserving Historic Properties:

National Register Application Process

Applying for a State Historic Marker

Find a Historic Marker near you:

Select links to Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission and the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)

Statewide Historic Preservation Plan:

Cultural Resources GIS:

Learn more about Certified Local Governments:

Grants & Funding:

Pennsylvania Historic Preservation – Blog of the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Office:

National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA): – This is on the website of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. – Preservation50 was an initiative to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NHPA in 2016.

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