The Mount Aventine Manor House is open for visitors again on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.


Volunteer, Membership Application and Donation Form
PO BOX 857

The Friends are a not for profit volunteer organization affiliated with the Maryland Park Service whose mission is to provide support and programs for Mount Aventine and the park.  The Friends holds open house programs and hosts school and community groups, while continuing the restoration and maintenance of the Mount Aventine Manor House and the Visitor’s Center.  Hosting private events at Mount Aventine provides organizations and businesses a beautiful and  economic meeting venue while providing much needed financial support for the for the continued maintenance and restoration of Mount Aventine. 

Whether you are interested in membership, offering a donation, or volunteering your time, 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. 

If you'd like to become a member, volunteer your time or make a donation to FCSP you can either download our PDF Membership Application and mail it back to us with any required payment, or you can fill-in and submit the e-form below. If you use the e-form you can make any required payment with a credit/debit card via PayPal or by writing and mailing a check to FCSP. Instructions for both methods are provided on the bottom of the form. A copy of your form submission will be forwarded to you via the email address you enter on the form. If you don't receive a copy (don't forget to check your junk mail folder), please contact us and we will provide you a copy.


The Friends of Chapman State Park is a 501 ( C )(3) organization and contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Telephone and Email

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.

Please indicate your area of interest.  Volunteers needed as docents, program developers, guides for nature walks, maintenance of house and grounds, public relations, etc.



Single and Family Membership $25
Contributing Member
(Single, family and contributing members receive advance notifications of activities and programs, and an invitation to an annual membership reception)
Sustaining Member
(Benefits above, plus private guided tour of Mount Aventine for up to 10 guests)
Membership for Not for Profit Organization
(Benefits of single membership, plus opportunity to hold a 3 hour day time meeting for up to 40 people at Mt. Aventine during park season April-October. Limits apply)
Business Membership
(Benefits of single membership, plus opportunity to hold a 3 hour day time meeting for up to 40 people at Mt. Aventine during park season April-October. Limits apply)
Please check the box below to indicate your preferred membership level.  If you'd like to pay by credit card or use your PayPal account, please use the PayPal drop down menu on the top left of this page to choose your membership level and make a payment. You will then be transferred to the secure PayPal site to complete your transaction.  To ensure your protection, FCSP does not collect or maintain any credit card information on our site.  If you prefer, you can make out a check to The Friends of Chapman State Park and mail it to PO Box 857, Bryans Road, MD. 20616.  Please include a copy of your completed membership form that you should receive via email.