The Mount Aventine Manor House will be closed for visitors until at least the end of April because of concerns over the safety of visitors and volunteers due to the COVID 19 virus.  Programs scheduled for April and May, including the Spring Tea, will be re-scheduled and new dates posted on the web site as soon as conditions are more clear. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful park.  Thank you for your consideration.

"A Window on the Potomac"

Dear Friends:

The Friends are a not for profit volunteer organization affiliated with the Maryland Park Service and whose mission is to provide support and programs for Mount Aventine and the park.

Over the years, we've seen a significant increase in park visitors.  The Friends hold "open house" programs and host school and community groups, while continuing the restoration and maintenance of Mount Aventine and the visitor's center.  Private events result in donations for the use of Mount Aventine providing needed financial support.

In addition to the programs and activities, we continue historical studies of the mansion house, and critical safety repairs to the porches and interior stairwells.

Your help is needed to continue this work.  Please consider becoming a member.  Membership levels and benefits are summarized on our membership form.  If you are already a member, thank you.

Also, we would love to welcome you as a volunteer.  Whatever your skill or interest, there is a job for you.  Be a guide or docent, help with painting or maintenance, or work on the grounds and trails.  New ideas for programs, and research on the history of the house and property are needed. You may find more information about the park and the Friends on our website.

Your help and support will ensure that we can achieve the goal of making this treasure a center for historical and environmental tourism for our area.  Please with questions or suggestions.

Support provided by the membership, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Southern Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Charles County Arts Alliance, Charles County Government and private donations

The Friends of Chapman State Park is a 501(C)(3) not for profit organization, and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.