National Park Service Partnership

The land and buildings within the Green Springs District are privately owned. Many of the homeowners within the District have donated or sold scenic easements over their property to protect the historic scene. The Department of the Interior holds many of those easements and the National Park Service is responsible for monitoring and enforcing them. A private organization, Historic Green Springs, Inc., also holds easements and is dedicated to the preservation of the District.


The easement restrictions fit with the Commonwealth of Virginia's policy to preserve historical properties and to preserve scenic areas, to conserve open space land and to prevent industrial or commercial activities, with the exception of farming.

Bracketts - farm buildings