Spotsylvania County Museum
Journey into Spotsylvania County History at the Spotsylvania County Museum
||Spotsylvania Courthouse Village
Merchant Square Building
9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard, 1st Floor
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Open Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The new Spotsylvania County Museum is now open to the public. The facility
consists of 1800 square feet of exhibit space and tells a comprehensive history
of Spotsylvania starting in 1722. The exhibit gallery features artifacts,
photographs and documents from the early Woodland Indians who were the
original inhabitants of Spotsylvania through 1865. A special emphasis is given
to the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May1864, in a gallery entitled
"17 Days in May" Exhibits and artifacts tell the story with special attention being
given to local inhabitants of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. It is an
excellent stop prior to visiting the National Park Service's Spotsylvania Unit.
Sculpture by artist Gary Casteel entitled "Brothers"
The “Brothers” memorial, a two-figure, life-size setting in bronze,
is reminiscent of the harsh realities of the American Civil War. The figures,
brother against brother, represent the real possibility of familial recognition
by opposing soldiers, one Union, one Confederate, but brothers nonetheless,
after the horrific battle that engulfed the countryside near Fredericksburg.