The mission of The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield is to support the state of Maryland's effort to protect, preserve, and interpret the Civil War and other cultural and historical heritage sites associated with the South Mountain State Battlefield. The private, non-profit Friends group works to create public-private partnerships to bring additional resources to protect and interpret the heroic Civil War battle action that took place at Crampton's, Fox's, Turner's, and Frosttown Gaps on September 14, 1862 and other historical sites. The Friends are supporting the creation and development and staffing of Civil War museums, are supporting reenactments of the Battles of South Mountain, and many community education projects. Your membership, active participation, charitable donations, and suggestions are always welcome!

The South Mountain State Battlefield is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, facilitating partnerships with the National Park Service, local jurisdictions, and non-profit organizations to conserve the historical, scenic, and recreational character of the battlefield. Click here for more info.