Each year, Park Day events are held at various battlefields, historic sites, and museums around the country, including sites in over thirty states from coast to coast.
Participants young and old come to give back to their country, get out of the house, and honor people of the past.
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Ball’s Bluff Regional Battlefield
At their 2018 Park Day event, Ball’s Bluff Regional Battlefield in Northern Virginia volunteers aided in landscaping and trail mulching.
Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
In 2018, volunteers at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site in Missouri helped clear brush, paint, and pick up trash. Volunteers also received a tour of the historic Anderson House after the clean-up.
Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum
Volunteers at Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum in Kansas aided in clearing brush, landscaping, planting, and removing trash during their 2018 event.
Belle Grove Plantation
At Virginia’s Belle Grove Plantation 2018 event, volunteers repaired fences, painted, and took a guided tour of the site’s Manor House.
Buford’s Massacre Battlefield
In 2018, over seventy JROTC students and members of the community came out to Buford’s Massacre Battlefield in South Carolina to help clear brush, rake leaves, and pick up trash at this Revolutionary War site.
Bulltown Historic Area
Volunteers at West Virginia’s Bulltown Historic Area helped clean cabins and an interpretive center/museum, remove hazard trees from the Civil War Battlefield and Village, and remove debris from the Historic Village lawn.
The Carter House, which is operated by the Battle of Franklin Trust, had their 2018 volunteers help clear tree limbs and put wood chippings into bags.
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park
Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park’s 2016 volunteers helped with landscaping and raking at this National Park in Virginia.
Fort Boone Civil War Site
In 2018, volunteers at Fort Boone Civil War Site in Kentucky helped bring a cannon out from storage and remount it, as well as cut out invasive plants that were starting to block their overlook.
Fort Clinch State Park
Volunteers at Fort Clinch State Park in Florida put in 128 hours of work leveling walkways and stuffing mattresses for use during living history weekends.
Fort Stevens – Civil War Defenses of Washington
In 2018, volunteers at Fort Stevens, which is part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington in the District of Columbia, spent the day picking up trash from the grounds of the fort.
Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
At the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Wilderness battlefields of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park in Virginia, over 100 volunteers picked up trash, built fences, cleared brush, raked leaves, and painted during the Friends of Wilderness Battlefield’s Park Day 2018 event. Volunteers also received tours of historic Ellwood Manor after the clean-up.
Gettysburg National Military Park
In 2018, 35 volunteers from around the region came out to Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania to help remove invading red cedars from the Codori-Trostle Thicket.
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Volunteers at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s 2017 event mulched 510 feet of trail at Cavalier Heights, moving 15 tons of mulch.
Historic Edenton State Historic Site
Volunteers came out to Historic Edenton State Historic Site in 2018 to help tidy outdoor areas, pain, and landscape. Colonial yard games were offered to younger participants at this North Carolina site.
In 2018, volunteers came out to Historic Sandusky in Virginia to help with clearing brush, landscaping, painting, trash removal, and cleaning windows and exhibit cases. Volunteers also received a tour of the site’s historic house and museum.
Johnson's Island Civil War Prison
At Johnson's Island Civil War Prison in Ohio, volunteers cleaned up the site and took care of some needed landscaping at the site’s 2016 event.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park’s 2018 volunteers helped this Georgia park out with clearing brush, landscaping, trail maintenance, and invasive plant removal.
Kernstown Battlefield held two Park Days in 2018, the first of which was for a local Boy Scout Troop. Volunteers helped landscape, paint, and clean-up the battlefield.
Volunteers at Kentucky’s Mill Springs Battlefield helped clean up the park in 2016.
Mine Creek Battlefield
In 2018, volunteers helped wash windows, clear two miles of trails, and clean storage areas at Mine Creek Battlefield in Kansas.
Monocacy National Battlefield
In 2017, volunteers at Monocacy National Battlefield in Maryland helped with landscaping and cleaning up building exteriors.
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Volunteers at Ninety Six National Historic Site in South Carolina helped with gardening and removing trash from the grounds in 2018.
Palmito Ranch Battlefield
At Texas’ Palmito Ranch Battlefield, a group of volunteers picked up enough trash to each fill a 20-gallon bag at their 2018 Park Day event.
Petersburg National Battlefield
In 2018, over 100 volunteers – including soldiers, scouts, families, and a local watch group – came out to Petersburg National Battlefield in Virginia to help with trash removal, trail maintenance, painting, ad sign cleaning.
Volunteers at Princeton Battlefield in New Jersey helped remove invasive species during Park Day 2018.
Resaca Confederate Cemetery
At Resaca Confederate Cemetery in Georgia, Park Day 2018 volunteers picked up trash, raked leaves, and picked weeds.
Rivers Bridge State Historic Site
In 2018, volunteers at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in South Carolina pruned and removed nine truckloads of limbs from memorial grounds and replaced the rotten landscape timbers in front of the museum. Children participated by cleaning the 1.4 mile nature trail while doing a scavenger hunt and painting rocks for a craft.
In 2016, volunteers at Shy’s Hill in Tennessee helped clean up the battlefield and maintain trails.
Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
Despite the snow at their 2018 event, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Missouri had their 56 volunteers help with fence construction, stream clean up, and housekeeping work in the park library. Ultimately, one dump truck load of trash was removed, and a total of 265 feet of rail fence was constructed.
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