On Saturday, April 6, 2019, volunteers will aid in the maintenance and restoration of the historic Civil
War Fort #3 and the prison pen locations at Point Lookout State Park as part of the annual Park Day
activities, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers
across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its 23 rd year with events in 32 states.
Hosted by The Friends of Point Lookout, Inc. Point Lookout State Park will once again participate
beginning at 9:00 a.m. and end at 2:00. Members of the Friends of Point Lookout will be available to
describe the park’s significance and its role during the Civil War, the War of 1812, and the American
Revolution. Weather permitting, tours of the site will be available to participants upon conclusion of the
Participants should meet at historic Fort #3. Please follow directional signs to the parking area. All tools
required for projects will be provided. Participants should bring work gloves. Light refreshments and
light snacks will be provided to participants.
The American Battlefield Trust is a national nonprofit land preservation organization devoted to the
protection of America’s hallowed battlegrounds. It saves the battlefields of the Civil War, Revolutionary
War and War of 1812, and educates the public about their importance in forging the nation we are
today. To date the Trust has preserved over 50,000 acres of battlefield land in 24 states.
For further information, please contact BOB CRICKENBERGER at (301) 872-5688 or