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About GPF

The Gloucester Preservation Foundation’s mission is to conserve and preserve places, buildings, sites and lands of historic interest, and to develop, preserve and share information of historic and educational value and interest.

The Foundation limits its area of interest to historic properties and sites located in the Middle Peninsula Region, as defined by the Middle Peninsula Planning Commission.


The near term focus of the Foundation will be on:

The Walter Reed Birthplace ("Birthplace") and adjacent properties, and the establishment of a regional visitor's center and educational venue. As resources and capabilities become available The Foundation will seek to acquire and or support additional properties and sites, consistent with the parameters of The Foundation’s stated Mission