Did you know that Culpeper is the site of the 1995 riding accident that paralyzed the actor Christopher Reeve?
Best Way to Travel: Train, Bus, Car
#1 Thing to Do: Museum of Culpeper History
#2 Thing to Do: Library of Congress National Audio Visual Conservation Center
#3 Thing to Do: Culpeper Country Club
#1 Car Rental Company: Enterprise
Fun Fact: Culpeper is the county seat of Culpeper County, Virginia.
Top Attractions within Culpeper
Museum of Culpeper History is a local museum with a rich Civil War memorabilia, Indian artifacts and displays of dinosaur tracks discovered in Culpeper. You can take great tours of the museum and admire the wonderful permanent collections and other temporary art exhibits.
Burgandine House is a Culpeper landmark because this is one of the oldest buildings in town, still standing and opened to tourists and locals. This is the best example of the working class home of the 18th century. Made entirely out of logs, this house still has all its original features.
Graffiti House is a house built in 1858 beside the railroad tracks, so it is believed that it had some kind of commercial use in that times. The house is red, built with two story frame structure. During the Civil War, the house was used by both Confederate and Union armies as a hospital and on the walls inside the house, hundreds of messages are written by former soldiers. This is the reason why this house in Culpeper has this name. The previous owners admitted that some parts of the graffiti were destroyed and other removed by third parties, but this still remains one of the largest graffitis of the Civil War.