White Oak Museum

“The White Oak Museum is perhaps the greatest locally-oriented collection of Civil War artifacts in the country.”
– John Hennessy, Historian National Park Service

This museum exists to remember and honor the soldiers, from private to general, who suffered both in battle and in this area’s camps. Here in the war’s largest encampments many would die of wounds and disease. To give proper remembrance to these brave soldiers, the White Oak Civil War Museum exhibits both military and personal items of Union and Confederate troops.
The many items displayed were discarded or lost while troops were camped or fighting in the Fredericksburg and Stafford County areas.

Visitors examine artifacts in front of an interior exhibit.

Play the below video for a quick overview of White Oak Civil War Museum. Special thanks to Heritage Media LLC for this technology gift.

White Oak Museum, Stafford County, Virginia from Scott Eyestone on Vimeo.
Link Highlights
Each Soldier Has a Story
140,000 Soldiers –
Current Population is 125K
Letters From Soldiers –
Research Material
Spotsylvania National Park Service
Open 10am to 5pm
Wednesday thru Sunday
Adults $4
Seniors $2
Ages 13-17 $2
Ages 7-12 $1
6 & Under FREE
On the grounds of the museum, visitors will find a civil war trail marker, for the neighboring White Oak Church. These markers depict the churches history and role it held during the Civil War. This sign is one of four in Stafford, among the hundreds throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Tennessee that visitors can follow to the Civil War Trails sites.