of the Fredericksburg Area Battlefields
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.
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
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
Advocated for battlefield preservation by
educating the public about threats to local battlefields and the significance of these
If you feel
as we do we invite you to join in our efforts.