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 primary focus of the Brandy Station Foundation is preserving the Civil War history of the Brandy Station area of Culpeper County. 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 Foundation goals in 2022 include raising money for the maintenance and preservation of the Graffiti House built in 1858. 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 battlefield tours are available.

The Brandy Station Foundation purchased and operates the Graffiti House, a museum on 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station.  The Civil War-era Graffiti House is a two-story frame structure.  The walls of the second floor contain drawings, messages, and signatures of Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate, hence the name "Graffiti House." 

The Brandy Station Foundation has hosted numerous community events, ranging from educational in nature to entertaining. We have hosted 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, the community has 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 a new state park at the Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain battlefields. Together, the American Battlefield 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 will provide a distinctive destination for heritage and recreational tourism alike. Thank you for your support of the Brandy Station Foundation! 

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Brandy Station Foundation

Tax id (EIN)

54-1491337

Address

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

Phone

540 317 5581

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