This annual event brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine.
Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War — and now Revolutionary War & War of 1812 — battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail buildings.
Park Day 2017 was a success!
On Saturday, April 1, 2017, an estimated 6,000 volunteers for participated at a record-breaking 138 battlefields and historic sites, across 30 states and the District of Columbia, participated including Civil War, Revolutionary War, and War of 1812 sites. Thank you to all who participated! Check out some highlights and news coverage of the event below: