Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

The mission of Central Virginia Battlefields Trust is to preserve land associated with the four major campaigns: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness and Spotsylvania.

A group of concerned citizens in the Fredericksburg Virginia area decided it was time to stand up to the senseless destruction of our heritage and to form a historic lands trust. The Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT) was incorporated in 1996 and adopted as its mission the preservation of historic battlefield terrain.

Our motto became “dirt and grass.” Since then, we have helped to preserve more than 1060 acres of critical ground on the battlefields of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, and Spotsylvania Court House as well as Brandy Station.

In addition to purchasing land, our mission includes advocacy for battlefield preservation. At the state and federal levels, advocacy is relatively impersonal. At the local level, advocacy unfolds in a manner much more personal, and therefore can become more confrontational. Consequently, CVBT decided early on to work with local governments rather than in opposition to them. Over the years, we have joined in partnership with developers, preservation organizations, and local governments on several projects. We are proud of the solutions that have preserved selected ground.CVBT remains proactive, with several ongoing projects and negotiations, and with a continuing focus on, and commitment to, our mission of battlefield preservation.

Contact Central Virginia Battlefields Trust

1115 A Tyler Street
PO Box 3417
Fredericksburg, Virginia  22402
Phone: 540-374-0900
Fax: 540-374-0343


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Fredericksburg City County, Virginia
  • Spotsylvania County, Virginia

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