Civil War Trust

Rating: 4.98 stars   246 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education, Environment

Location: 1156 15th Street, NW Suite 900 Washington DC 20005 USA

Mission: Our Mission: Preservation of America's Civil War battlefields by protecting the land and educating the public about the vital roles those battlefields played in directing the course of our nation's history.
Results: Over 40,000 acres saved to date!
Target demographics: all Americans
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: The mission of the Civil War Trust: The preservation of America’s significant Civil War battlefields by protecting the land, and educating the public about the vital roles those battlefields played in directing the course of our nation’s history. The Civil War Trust is the only national charitable organization in the country working to preserve historic land where the Civil War was fought. The Civil War Trust and its predecessor organizations have been saving land since 1987; in total we have saved over 40,000 acres of land. In addition to saving hallowed ground, we also believe that there is a great need to educate the public about the importance of the Civil War. We are dedicated to interpreting the War and its significant battles, and do so for teachers, students, and the public through technological resources and innovative methods such as our state-of-the-art website and Battle Apps®.
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EIN 54-1426643
800-298-7878
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table of West Chester, Pa has been a supporter of the Civil War Trust since November 14, 2003. Since that time, we have contributed to the Trust on 27 different occasions in their efforts on behalf of Civil War Preservation primarily through land acquisition which will protect "Hallowed Ground" from future development and destruction. We can think of no better organization to protect the nations future and our heritage than the Civil War Trust. The BVCWRT has contributed $29,000.00 in the last 11 years to Civil War Preservation. In each and every case, we have counted on the Trust for guidance and direction to which Civil War battlefield our donation would be most useful. Bob Sprague, Preservation Chair, BVCWRT, Wesat Chester, PA

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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The CWT is an outstanding organization! Extremely well managed, while accepting that there is some cost of doing business, it sticks to spending the overwhelming majority of income on purchasing Civil War battlefield land, which is its primary mission. As a Brigade Color Bearer almost since its founding (honoring my GG Grandfather who was a Confederate Brigadier General) I strongly recommend this organization to anyone with interest in the Civil War and/or american history. Larry Peterson

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As a member since November of 1999, I have contributed over 100 times to the CWT. The best non-profit out there.

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Battlefield tours

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What is unique about this organization?

It doesn't just talk about CW battlefields, it saves them.

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