Friends of Wilderness Road State Park

The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is a non-profit organization of private citizens, businesses, civic groups and students, all of whom are dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park. We provide assistance to the park and its staff by supplying funds, materials and labor for park projects, including development of park facilities, programs and special events. We seek funding from state and local government, and we accept contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals.

One of our special fund-raising events is the Wilderness Road Heritage Festival, held annually on the second Saturday of October. We also sponsor the park’s most popular living history program, Virginia: America’s First Frontier, as well as its most popular holiday event, Pumpkins in the Park, a Halloween celebration. We also assist the park with other programs and events such as Easter at the Karlan Mansion and Karlan Christmas: Parade of Trees.

We invite you to become a “Friend” and join us in making this park and its facilities a living part of our regional history, as well as a major attraction at the National level. We currently meet the third Monday each month at 6 p.m. in the Visitor Center. Please join us!

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