WE PRESERVE MORE THAN
CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELDS.
WE PROTECT THE MEMORY, MEANING, SACRIFICES & STORIES OF THE BRAVE
MEN WHO FOUGHT & FELL HERE.
We invite you to save land where history happened and create outdoor classrooms at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, The Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House.
2021 - 25 Years of Preserving America's History
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of endangered, historic battlefields in Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Court House areas of Virginia. Incorporated in 1996, we have helped preserve over 1,350 acres of historic battlefield terrain where many gave their last full measure. In addition to purchasing land, our mission includes advocacy for battlefield preservation.
We work constructively with local governments in the spirit of mutual benefit and cooperation. We are proud of the positive partnerships cultivated with landowners, preservation organizations, and local governments over the years. Central Virginia Battlefields Trust remains a proactive organization, with continuing battlefield preservation projects and negotiations.
CVBT focuses on, and is commitment to, our mission of battlefield preservation. By saving this important land we not only increase our ability to study our nation’s past but create much needed Green Space in our ever-disappearing natural landscape.
2021 Annual Conference
April 16-18, 2021
Back to our Roots: Celebrating 25 Years of preserving Battlefields
Learn more about this special weekend celebrating battlefield preservation victories in the past 25 years! Battlefield tours, evening BBQ, Sunday brunch, A. Wilson Greene as the Keynote Speaker, and more.
We’re taking all recommended precautions for the health and safety of guests, including more outdoor settings and self-transportation to the historic tour sites.
coming soon: on the front line - winter 2021
Re-imaging the Wilderness
As an active preservation partner, you’ll receive a print edition of CVBT’s magazine which is published twice each year. Filled with history articles from respected researchers, preservation updates, and more, it provides a focused look at Civil War history in the Central Virginia region.
Central Virginia Battlefields Trust Seeks to Preserve Land Across from Fredericksburg National Cemetery - December 2016
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The mission of Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is
to preserve land associated with the four major campaigns: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania.
We've saved 1,350 acres of
endangered battlefields since 1996!
America's Premier Regional Civil War Battlefield Preservation Organization
Join the CVBT and help us preserve our nation's history!
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The places where thousands of Americans gave their lives during the Civil War are rapidly being lost to development. Their suffering and sacrifice deserve our respect for the grounds where they fell. The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust has made significant progress toward "preserving dirt and grass" at the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House battlefields.