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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On January 21, 2022, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin submitted a budget amendment request to set aside $4.93 million in FY 2023 for land acquisition to create a Culpeper Battlefields State Park.




Graffiti House Hours


The Graffiti House is scheduled to be open Noon-4PM on these Saturdays: 7/9 and 7/23. As the Brandy Station Foundation is an all volunteer organization, please call the Graffiti House at 540-317-5581 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 two weeks; those tours may be scheduled between 11AM and 4PM any day of the week by calling the Foundation at 540-317-5581 to leave a message or emailing Every effort will be made to accommodate your request based on BSF volunteer availability. For the protection of both our visitors and volunteers, please wear a mask.




June 18th event updated on the Upcoming Events page



The June, 2022 edition of the The Grand Review is on the web


Congratulations to BSF Advisory Committee member Virginia Morton for being selected as the Winner for the Best of Culpeper Awards in the category of Writers.



Please volunteer as a guide or greeter at the Graffiti House





The Graffiti House
19484 Brandy Road
Brandy Station, Virginia 22714

(540) 317-5581


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 06/22/2022