Brandy Station Foundation


The Brandy Station Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)-3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural and historic resources of the Brandy Station area of Culpeper County, Virginia.

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Address: P.O. Box 165
Brandy Station, VA 22714-0165
Phone Number: 540-547-4106
While the focus of the Brandy Station Foundation is toward the Civil War history of the Brandy Station vicinity, our efforts are not limited to that time period or by any geographic boundaries. We have been instrumental in the preservation of significant tracts of land related to the Battle of Brandy Station (June 9, 1863) and Kelly's Ford (March 17, 1863). Our goal is to ensure the history and heritage of the area is not "paved over" in our rush to progress.

The Foundation's website is brandystationfoundation.com

The Brandy Station Foundation purchased and operates the Graffiti House, 19484 Brandy Rd., Brandy Station, which serves as the Battle of Brandy Station visitor center and as a museum. The Civil War Graffiti House is a two-story frame structure, believed to have been built in 1858. The walls of the second floor contain drawings, messages, and signatures of Civil War soldiers, hence the name "Graffiti House." Our Foundation goals in 2018 include raising money for needed repairs to the foundation and installing an AC/Heating system in the House.

As part of the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain State Park Alliance, we support a new state park at the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain battlefields. Together, the Civil War Trust and the Brandy Station Foundation have acquired and preserved about 1,400 acres across these two battlefields. As both the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and Culpeper Town Council have articulated, bringing together this previously preserved acreage under the Virginia state park system would provide a distinctive destination for heritage and recreational tourism alike.

The Brandy Station Foundation hosts numerous community events, ranging from educational in nature to entertaining. We host Civil War lectures, battlefield tours, special Graffiti House tours for educators and other groups, and commemorative events like Heritage Day to see how life was in the 1860s. The community also enjoys an annual Spirit Night with face painting, paranormal group findings, and spirits of the Graffiti House tales. Thank you very much for your support of the Brandy Station Foundation.