The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863



The Battle of Brandy Station was one of history's greatest cavalry engagements with over 20,000 troops, including 17,000 cavalry, engaged in battle. Although the Union advance was repelled, the overwhelming dominance of the Confederate cavalry was broken.

The Graffiti House (below) served as a field hospital for the South during this and other local battles during the war.  It also served as a headquarters facility for the Federal forces during the winter encampment of 1863-64.  Soldiers from both sides made drawings and signed their names and units on the walls.  Rediscovered in 1993, much has been preserved.



BSF's Graffiti House

Due to unfortunate circumstances, the Graffiti House will be closed for a time. When the house reopens, a notice will be placed on this website.


The March, 2019 edition of the The Grand Review is on the web


Date of the BSF Annual Dinner has been updated. See the Events Page


Update on the proposed Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park! In this 2019 legislative session, bipartisan legislative champions in the Virginia General Assembly have officially introduced budget amendments in the state House and Senate alike which put the park proposal on the steady path to success, empowering the state government to get, in essence, a head start on the master planning process of this heritage and recreation park. The American Battlefield Trust has again set up a simple and straightforward click-to-call tool at THIS LINK with which Virginia residents can easily connect with their state legislators over the phone. Thank you in advance for connecting with your legislators and supporting these amendments!


Seminar Series events have been added


Upcoming Events page has been updated


Please volunteer as a guide or greeter at the Graffiti House




The Graffiti House
19484 Brandy Road
Brandy Station, Virginia 22714

(540) 727-7718


Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


Visitor Information


Lots of Civil War Graffiti


Graffiti House Schedule

The Graffiti House is open to visitors from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. It is closed beginning Sunday, December 23, 2018 and will reopen on March 2, 2019.



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