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.



The correct date of the Annual Dinner is April 21. It was listed as April 22 in one place on the newsletter. RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED BY APRIL 13th.


Give Local Piedmont's 4th annual Day of Giving is May 2, 2017. Nonprofits that reach fundraising milestones during the 24-hour period can receive bonus dollars! Please consider donating to the Brandy Station Foundation on May 2nd by visiting


Upcoming Events updated February 11th


Please volunteer as a guide or greeter at the Graffiti House

Volunteer Coordinator contact information updated


Seminar Series updated February 11th


The March issue of The Grand Review is on the web with information about Greenwood and the BSF Annual Meeting and Dinner. To read it, click here.


State Battlefield Park Support. Please join the Brandy Station & Cedar Mountain State Park alliance in supporting a Virginia state battlefield park at Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain by signing and sending a personalized letter to Virginia lawmakers via the Civil War Trust's link


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 every Saturday and Sunday all year long.

It is closed on Christmas Eve and Day and New Years Eve and Day. 



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The Graffiti House will be closed whenever the outside temperature is 95 degrees or above. This is to protect the health and safety of our visitors and volunteers as the house has no central air conditioning.


Last Updated on 04/06/2017