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Welcome to the Museum of Culpeper History

The Museum showcases the rich history and interprets the significant events that shapes Culpeper today. From the dinosaurs that roamed here to the soldiers that camped and fought here there is much to discover!

We are Open!

In order to create a safe experience for you to visit during this time we are adhering to guidelines established by the Virginia Department of Health and the CDC. Visitation in the museum will be limited to no more than twelve visitors and other necessary safety procedures have been implemented to ensure you will feel more comfortable with your visit. We are excited to welcome you back!

Culpeper History & Heritage

We offer so many places throughout the county where you can learn about our community through the centuries. We hope to welcome you and your family soon!

Battle of Kelly’s Ford 160th Anniversary Guided Tour
Saturday, March 18

Although overshadowed by the much larger Battle of Brandy Station several months later, the Battle of Kelly’s Ford on March 17, 1863 was a significant marker in the growing capacity of the United States cavalry to meet and defeat its Confederate counterparts during the American Civil War. The battle resulted in the death of Alabama native Major John Pelham, whose celebrity status during and after the war still impacts Culpeper County’s landscape.

Join Dan Davis, author and Senior Education Associate for the American Battlefield Trust, and John Christiansen, Executive Director of the Museum of Culpeper History, for a guided combination trolley/ walking tour of sites on the Kelly’s Ford battlefield on Saturday, March 18. The tour trolley will depart at 10:00 AM from the Graffiti House Museum located at 19484 Brandy Road in Brandy Station. Participant parking will be at the Graffiti House. The tour is expected to last three hours and will include three stops around the battlefield with short walks of up to 1/4 mile at each location.

Attendees should bring water, wear comfortable footwear and dress appropriately for weather conditions. Walking areas contain potentially uneven, difficult and rugged terrain, and are unpaved. Participants may be photographed for use in promotional and marketing material by the event organizers and sponsors.
Due to limited capacity, advance registration is highly recommended. Tickets are $10/person.
Sponsored by the American Battlefield Trust, Culpeper Battlefield Tours, the Museum of Culpeper History, Culpeper Tourism, and the Brandy Station Foundation.


Are you interested in local, state, or national history? Do you like teaching and sharing information? Do you enjoy meeting new people every day?

The Museum of Culpeper History is seeking volunteers to help with its daily operations and ongoing programs. Our volunteers allow us to put visitors in touch with the story of Culpeper’s past every day, seven days a week. Without their hard work and support, we would not be able to do the work we do!

Contact Us

Museum of Culpeper History
113 S. Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA 22701

Phone: (540) 829-1749


10am – 4pm
CLOSED: Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day



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