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


The Brandy Station Foundation is a member of The Friends of Culpeper Battlefields - a coalition supporting a state park in the Culpeper region.

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Graffiti House Hours

The Graffiti House is open Saturdays from 11AM-4PM through December 18, 2021. As the Brandy Station Foundation is an all volunteer organization, please call the Graffiti House at 540-727-7718 to verify that we are open. Also, tours by appointment for small groups of up to ten may be scheduled with an advanced reservation time of five days; those tours may be scheduled between 11AM and 4PM any day of the week by calling the Foundation at 540-727-7718 to leave a message or emailing Every effort will be made to accommodate your request based on BSF volunteer availability. The Graffiti House will be closed from December 19, 2021 through January 31, 2022. We will be open in February 2022 for tours by appointment. In March 2022, the regular Saturday hours are scheduled to resume. For the protection of both our visitors and and volunteers, masks are required.




The December, 2021 edition of the The Grand Review is on the web


We are continuously updating research on the graffiti. If you have old pieces of graffiti or pre-2000 photographs of graffiti on the walls in the Graffiti House, please write us at Brandy Station Foundation, PO Box 165, Brandy Station, VA 22714 ATTN: Secretary.



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



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The Graffiti House, which is operated

by the Brandy Station Foundation is a

member of the 'Tween Rivers Trail


Last Updated on 01/18/2022