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

Because of the coronavirus, the Brandy Station Foundation has temporarily closed the Graffiti House and has canceled our lecture series. Please continue to check this website for updates. 


The September, 2020 edition of the The Grand Review is on the web


Events have been updated


Organization Bylaws have been updated


Search Facebook under Graffiti, Grub, and Go! for an interactive video discussion of public places where Civil War Graffiti can still be found today. Northern Virginia Civl War Graffiti Trail sites are participating in this online experience facilitated by Civil War TrailsŪ. Then plan your own post-COVID road trips! 

The segments, including the Graffiti House from May 6th, can still be viewed.


Read these exciting Culpeper Star Exponent articles about state park progress & BSF participation in a new advocacy group called Friends of Culpeper Battlefields:


Civil War Graffiti Trail 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 Hours

The Graffiti House is open Sat & Sun from 11-4: closed from December 15 until March 1.



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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 08/09/2020