About Us

Welcome to the Spotsylvania County Museum

The Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (with the exception of Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day). We are located in the Courthouse area in the Merchant Square Building across from the Pavilion. 

Our facility contains the Museum, which houses our County's history, beginning with early Native Americans and continuing on through the Civil War. It is also home to a research library that is open to the general public.

Our Mission

To support Spotsylvania County citizens, Spotsylvania County leadership and the American public by moving toward a "world-class museum" dedicated to the collection, accountability, preservation and interpretation of Spotsylvania County's cultural and natural history, enhancing community cohesion and economic development through education and programs for the County's citizens and the American public, with a special emphasis on the Civil War.


Spotsylvania County-Crossroads of the Civil War™

The Museum is a member of the Institution of American Association of State and Local History.

Featured Artifact

Tea Tray, Circa 1790

Painted at the center of this tea tray is “Clifton,” which was located in East Northeast Creek in Spotsylvania County. On the back of the tray, the owner attached a letter stating how she obtained the tray. Tea Tray Letter

Tea Tray painting