Spotlight: Heritage Conservancy

One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the open spaces they love.

Since 1958, Heritage Conservancy has been doing just that.

Based in Doylestown and working throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, the Conservancy’s mission is to preserve and protect our natural and historic heritage.

This unique dual-mission organization safeguards the open spaces and historic places that have come to make up the tapestry of your community.

At its core, Heritage Conservancy’s mission protects the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink – it protects the quality of life for everyone who lives here.

The impact of Heritage Conservancy’s work can be seen and felt throughout our region.

Residents and visitors alike benefit from the Conservancy’s mission as they enjoy scenic viewscapes and appreciate the beautiful lands and charming buildings that will always be here for future generations.

To date, Heritage Conservancy has facilitated the preservation of over 15,000 acres of farmland, woodlands, wildlife habitats, and watersheds in this area.

Many of the Conservancy’s owned properties provide public accessibility for you to explore the wonders of nature.

The Conservancy has nominated 40 successful listings for historic districts and properties to the National Register of Historic Places.

Just a few of those successful nominations include the Doylestown Historic District, Ivyland Historic District, and Wycombe Historic District.

These quaint towns have come to define Bucks County, and it would not be the same without them.

A fitting home for Heritage Conservancy’s office is historic Aldie Mansion in Doylestown (the cover photo of this publication!).

Through adaptive reuse as a wedding venue and office space, Heritage Conservancy stewards this Mercer family legacy building, a legacy that has helped to make Doylestown the cultural epicenter that it is.

Heritage Conservancy believes that everyone is responsible for stewardship and seeks to enlighten, engage, and empower others to achieve this mutual vision.

Join the Conservancy at an upcoming event to experience this mission in action!

Connect through nature hikes, wildlife presentations, volunteer cleanups and more.

Visit to learn what opportunities are available to help connect you with the heritage of Bucks County.

You can also contact them at 215-345-7020 or visit them at 85 Old Dublin Pike, Doylestown.