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 Summer 2017 issue of Hallowed Ground, the Civil War Trust quarterly magazine, contained an article about the Graffiti House. Read it here.


A new book about the last 30 years of battlefield preservation was reviewed by the Free Lance-Star on June 16. Click here to read about it.


Details about the 2nd Annual Graffiti House Heritage Day added. Click here


Graffiti Trail brochure updated


The June issue of the Grand Review is on the web with information about the Brandy Station Foundation & Christ Episcopal Church Joint Commemorative Service at St. James Site on Sunday, June 11th. To read it, click here.


The Officers and Board of Directors have been updated.


Please volunteer as a guide or greeter at the Graffiti House

Volunteer Coordinator contact information updated




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. 



Through AmazonSmile persons who buy items from Amazon can designate their favorite charitable organization, Brandy Station Foundation.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. All one has to do is type Brandy Station Foundation in the box when prompted to pick your own charitable organization. 


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 06/21/2017



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