Brandy Station Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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.  We appreciate your support of our preservation mission, including the preservation of the Civil War Graffiti House.

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The Brandy Station Foundation has 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 2023 Foundation goals include raising more funds for the maintenance of its Civil War Graffiti House built in 1858. 

In 2002, the Brandy Station Foundation purchased the Graffiti House, a two-story structure located at 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station.  The Civil War-era Graffiti House is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The walls, primarily on the second floor, contain drawings, messages, and signatures of Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate, hence the name "Graffiti House." A museum is on the first floor of the building.  We are proud to be a foundation that promotes the Graffiti House as a neutral witness to history. Tours of the Graffiti House as well as Battle of Brandy Station battlefield tours are available thanks to volunteers.

The Brandy Station Foundation hosts numerous community events, both educational and entertaining. We host Civil War lectures, 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 "Spirits of the Graffiti House" event with Graffiti House tales and paranormal group findings. On Park Days, Foundation and community members have helped us to beautify preserved battlefield land and the property around and across the road from the Graffiti House.

As part of the Friends of Culpeper Battlefields, we support the new Culpeper Battlefields State Park in the planning stages at the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain battlefields.  As both the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and Culpeper Town Council have articulated, bringing together previously preserved acreage under the Virginia state park system will provide a distinctive destination for heritage and recreational tourism alike. Thank you for your support of the Brandy Station Foundation! 

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Brandy Station Foundation

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P.O. Box 165
Brandy Station, VA 22714-0165


540 317 5581