About Us

Welcome to the Spotsylvania County Museum

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The Museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day). We are located at 6159 Plank Road near the First Day of Chancellorsville Battlefield Park.
There is no cost of admission to the Museum. 

The Special Collections building and Museum houses and displays objects, photographs, art, and textiles that contributed to the County's 300-year history, beginning with early Native Americans to colonization, the Civil War, leading up to the 21st century. 

The Property

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Spotsylvania County is best-known as the "Crossroads of the Civil War," where four major battles were fought: Spotsylvania Court House, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Fredericksburg. The Museum sits on eight acres owned by Spotsylvania County, buffered by land owned and operated by the American Battlefield Trust. The battlefields feature wayside exhibits and a recreational hiking trail network. Special events, programs, and demonstrations are held throughout the year at the Museum's outdoor space.

Our Mission

The mission of the Spotsylvania County Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret and share Spotsylvania County’s cultural and natural history with local citizens and area guests through a variety of innovative and creative medias, educational programming, and local events, while continuously striving to ensure inclusive accessibility for all visitors.


The Spotsylvania County Museum is a member of American Association for State and Local History.