About the Museum

The White Oak Civil War Museum houses one of the nation’s most extensive collections of Civil War artifacts, representing both Union and Confederate troops. Most items were discarded or lost by troops camping in Stafford before and after the Battles in Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania in 1862-1863.
Located just six miles east of Fredericksburg in Stafford County, the White Oak Civil War Museum holds displays that will amaze the novice as well as the serious Civil War buff.
Many Civil War soldiers died of wounds and disease. To give proper remembrance to those who died, the White Oak Civil War Museum exhibits both military and personal items to honor the soldiers, from private to general, who suffered both in battle and behind the front lines.

Photos of soldiers in local camps,
as displayed in the museum.