Historic preservation of the American Revolution's battlefields and sites are at the heart of American Revolution Association's work. This vital work is conducted and performed through these primary purposes:
- 1. To protect and promote historic and cultural sites dealing with or pertaining to the Revolutionary War, its persons, places, events, and principles.
- 2. To foster and to encourage the preservation, restoration and/or rehabilitation of these historic and cultural sites by property owners either alone or in association with other individuals, corporations, partnerships, consortia, or the county, state, federal, and municipal bodies and authorities.
- 3. To especially discover, identify, preserve, procure, and memorialize Revolutionary War battlefields and grounds of engagement in matters relating to the use and ownership thereof.
- 4. To promote means and opportunities for the education of the public with respect to the study of Revolutionary military history.
- 5. To develop popular public appreciation (historic, cultural and recreational) of these military sites.
- 6. To establish and operate for the benefit of the general public, permanent battlefield parks and trails.
- 7. To seek and nurture conservation and historic preservation easements and viewsheds in Revoloutionary places.
ARA has been an active partner in recent activities: locating the actual battlefield archaeologically of Hanging Rock, SC; interpreting the battle on the northern tip of Sullivan's Island, SC (June 28, 1776); nurturing easements in the core of Waxhaws, SC (May, 1780); assisting the Friends of Camden Battlefield constituency for the Camden National Battlefield Park; encouraging and lobbying for the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution National Heritage Area study by the National Park Service; and opposing the housing development proposal at the Princeton, NJ, battlefield.