Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance


The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance (YFPA) engages, connects, and emboldens the residents of Greater Philadelphia on issues surrounding historic preservation. Our work advocates for projects and movements that positively impact cultural heritage and celebrates a vast community dedicated to protecting the built environment and heritage throughout the region. YFPA is volunteer-run membership entity of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia (PAGP) guided by the next generation of preservation leaders and open to all.

YFPA is a membership program that serves as a forum for preservationists and preservation enthusiasts to engage about regional preservation issues in social settings.

Join or Renew Your Membership – $40 


Hard-Hat Tour of Cruiser Olympia

February 29th, 2020 @ 8 AM

Alliance Members Exclusive Tour

Explore the depths of Cruiser Olympia and more than 12 areas of the warship normally only reserved for staff.  Learn about Olympia’s technical details (did you know she was one of the first ships to have a radio communications system installed?), what life was like aboard for her crew, and more!  

$20 – tickets include admission to the Independence Seaport Museum and Submarine Becuna following the tour.

Thank You to Our Sponsors & Event Partners!

The Young Friends of the Preservation Alliance 6th annual In With The Old fundraiser aboard the USS Olympia was a rousing success and would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors!



YFPA launched the #ISeeALegacy campaign in 2018 to raise awareness of the city’s incredible stock of legacy businesses as part of our ongoing effort to recognize, preserve, and celebrate the local landmarks that help define Philadelphia as a “city of neighborhoods.”  YFPA continues to research, document, and highlight businesses contributing to what will become Philadelphia’s first ever Legacy Businesses database. A Legacy Business is one that has operated for 30 or more years and has contributed to the history and/or the identity of a particular neighborhood or community.

Do you know a Legacy Business that we should feature? Let us know!

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