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International Preservation Trades Workshop
Fredrick, Maryland
"Silver Edition"

September 7 - 9, 2023
Historic Preservation Training Center

Hargett Farm, Frederick, Maryland

Twenty-five years ago, the first "Gathering of the Trades" demonstrated that sharing, learning, and talking with tools in hand filled a void in the mainstream preservation movement some doubted even existed. Our mission is to empower the traditional building trades through network, good works, community, fellowship and education. Trades education has always been anc continues to be our central focus and the driving force behind the International Preservation Trades Workshop. This year IPTW returns to where it all began -- the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick, Maryland. Read more about the first IPTW held here in 1997.

Pre-conference workshops, sessions, and registration details will be updated regularly on this page. Check back to see them as they post, and we'll see you in Maryland!

Please read the PTN's Health and Safety Protocols before registering.

Looking for a way to build your company's brand while supporting a good cause? Become an event sponsor and we'll make sure your company's logo get's seen!

Have knowledge or expertise you want to share? Show us how it's done by becoming an demonstrator! 

Looking for targeted marketing opportunities? Look no more! Become an exhibitor and reach the specialized market of tradespeople at our one-of-a-kind event!

Are you a student, apprentice, or just getting started in your trade? PTN wants to make sure we see you at the event. Learn about our waived student registration costs and scholarship to attend. 

Full conference registration includes the Saturday Auction dinner, a light breakfast, snacks, beverages, and access to the full conference beforehand. Food trucks will be available for lunch and are not included in registration. Registrants will receive an electronic program. T-shirts, printed programs, and pre-conference workshops are separate.

Early Saver - ends May 1  $425 PTN members receive a $75 discount
Regular Registration   $500        PTN members receive a $75 discount
NPS Employees  $300 Must use NPS email
Auction Dinner   $80  
Students and Apprentices  - Apply for waived registration here
Demonstrators  - Will receive promo code to register here
Vendors, Exhibitors, Employers   Varies Read the Sponsor Package here and submit registration here
One-Day, Thursday or Friday   $250 Auction Dinner not included
One-Day, Saturday  $200 Auction Dinner not included
One-Day, Saturday Locals $50 Most provide address in Frederick County, Auction Dinner not includes 

Lodging Information

Join the PTN Member's Group Facebook Page to coordinate lodging-shares with other attendees.

  1. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriot, Frederick
    5220 Westview Drive Frederick, Maryland 21703
    Phone (301) 631-2000
    $124/night + taxes

  2. Towneplace Suites By Marriott, Frederick
    5050 Westview Drive Frederick, Maryland 21703
    Phone (301) 624-0050
    $145/night + taxes
    8002 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick, Maryland 21702
    Reservation Required - reserve online
    $18.50 - $26.50/night, + fees


Join the PTN Member's Group Facebook Page to coordinate transportation with other attendees.

  1. Dulles International Airport 
    40 miles from Frederick, MD
  2. Baltimore Washington International Airport 
    50 miles from Frederick, MD
  3. Frederick Amtrak and Greyhound Station 
    100 East St, Frederick, MD 21701
    Commuter train that runs Monday through Friday




Sponsors and Exhibitors

Our IPTW 2023 supporters will be posted here on a rolling basis.


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