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The Graffiti House

Built as a residence for a local family, the Graffiti House was converted into a hospital after the Battle of Kelly's Ford in March of 1863. Wounded Union and Confederate soldiers, using charcoal from the central fireplace, wrote their names, units, hometowns, messages, and drawings of men, women, and animals on the walls of the home. The graffiti was discovered in 1993 during renovation work to convert the property to commercial use. The Brandy Station Foundation purchased the property in 2002 and operates it as a memorial to all Civil War soldiers. The Graffiti House is located 5 miles north of Culpeper at the Virginia Route 663 exit on US Routes 29 & 15, in Brandy Station.


11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, April through October - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Open Monday on Major holidays. November through March - Open Friday and Saturday, closed on major holidays

Tour Information:
Battlefield Tours – held every other Saturday from April through September. Group Services - For information contact Gary Wilson at (540) 547-4106, or email him at Groups wanting to tour the Graffiti House or otherwise arrange services that the BSF offers must provide a minimum of 30 days advance notice before the date of the visit.
(5 miles north of Culpeper at the Virginia Route 663 exit on US Routes 29 & 15)
19484 Brandy Road
Brandy Station, Virginia 22714
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  • Culpeper, VA

    Originally known as Fairfax, the Town of Culpeper was founded in 1759. Roughly bounded by Edmonson Street, Stevens Street, West Street and the railroad in Culpeper, most of the commercial buildings are...

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Local Tourism Resources:

  • Culpeper Tourism & Visitors Center
    111 S. Commerce St
    Culpeper, VA 22701
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pmSaturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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