Welcome to the Spotsylvania County Museum
The Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 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.
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.
The museum focuses on collecting, researching, preserving and sharing the complexity of the past of Spotsylvania County. This is done through the use of objects and innovative displays to engage our visitors in important stories of the county’s history. Our institution respects all legal, ethical, and cultural standards regarding each aspect of this process. Our goal is to educate and empower people of diverse backgrounds, ages, and abilities to form a stronger community and brighter future. We encourage everyone to connect with us and each other as they visit our museum and absorb the rich and transparent history of our collections.
The Spotsylvania County Museum is a member of American Association for State and Local History.