The Graffiti House

Historical Homes, Historical SitesHiking, Scenic Drives and TrailsBrandy Station, VA

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.

The Graffiti House

19484 Brandy Road
Brandy Station, VA 22714

Culpeper County, VA
540-727-7718

TOUR INFO

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 battlefield@brandystationfoundation.com. 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.

MORE ABOUT THE AREA

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…

LOCAL TOURISM REFERENCES

Culpeper Tourism & Visitors Center
111 S. Commerce St Culpeper, VA 22701
540-727-0611
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
www.visitculpeperva.com