NPS Partnership

Friends of Wilderness Battlefield works in partnership with the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FRSP), a unit of the National Park Service. FRSP includes four major battlefields: Wilderness, Chancellorsvillle, Spotsylvania Court House, and Fredericksburg.

The formal agreement between FoWB and FRSP “recognizes FoWB as the primary organization suited to maintain the Ellwood Manor grounds and buildings and to provide on-site visitor interpretation of the history of Ellwood and the Civil War as it relates to the site.” Ellwood interpreters are dual volunteers for both FoWB and FRSP.