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Friends of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields
Promoting Preservation Through Education


The FoFAB was incorporated on January 2, 1997, to provide advocacy, educational programs, and special projects for all of the Fredericksburg area battlefields especially the battlefields operated by the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. With approximately 8,000 acres in the authorized boundary, the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is the largest national military park in the world. In addition to the battlefields maintained by the National Park Service, FoFAB also seeks to aid other unprotected battlefields in the area.

Our Mission: Founded in 1997, FoFAB is a nonprofit, tax exempt Civil War preservation organization dedicated to providing educational programs, advocacy, fundraising, and service projects for the preservation of both National Park Service lands and privately owned battlefield property in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area where numerous Civil War battles took place.

Some of our accomplishments:

  • Developed two Junior Ranger booklets for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park to help children to better understand the significance of these battles.

  • Raised funds needed for the Memorial Day Weekend Luminaria at the National Cemetery in Fredericksburg. The Luminaria is the most attended annual event at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

  • Through an internship program with Partners in Parks and National Park Service FoFAB sponsored interns to research historical battles, develop community outreach planning, develop battlefield interpretation planning, develop educational materials, and long-range battlefield preservation planning.

  • Conducted various educational programs throughout the year including, bus tours, walking tours, and lectures on local Civil War battles and general Civil War history.

  • Assisted with special projects at local battlefields such as mowing, painting, cleaning, landscaping, interpretation planning, and historic research.

  • Advocated for battlefield preservation by educating the public about threats to local battlefields and the significance of these battlefields.

If you feel as we do we invite you to join in our efforts.


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