Join Our Friends

The park is supported by The Friends of Wilderness Battlefield. Their members operate Ellwood Manor for the park and help with maintenance on the Wilderness Battlefield.

The park is supported by The Friends of Chatham.


In addition to the Friends groups, there are several organizations that provide educational programs that supplement park programs.

These groups include:

Rappahannock Valley Civil War Round Table. This group supports battlefield preservation and presents monthly programs on the Civil War.


There are also several preservation organizations that actively support preservation in the Fredericksburg area.

These include:

Central Virginia Battlefield Trust. This is a Fredericksburg based preservation group that has made several important battlefield purchases.

Civil War Trust. This is the largest nation wide Civil War preservation group.

Historic Fredericksburg Foundation. This group promotes preservation in the city of Fredericksburg.

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