Guidebook for Culpeper

Debra
Guidebook for Culpeper

Food Scene

Please keep in mind that many of the local Town of Culpeper restaurants and businesses are closed on Mondays. Please check online to make sure your choice is open .
Local favorite, delicious barbecue ribs, chicken, pork.
Shawn's Smokehouse BBQ Culpeper
Local favorite, delicious barbecue ribs, chicken, pork.
Uncle Elders Family Restaurant BBQ
129 E Culpeper St
This is a rather famous restaurant on Davis Street with good food; pricey for dinner, but lunches are reasonable. This place tends to get crowded.
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It's About Thyme
128 East Davis Street
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This is a rather famous restaurant on Davis Street with good food; pricey for dinner, but lunches are reasonable. This place tends to get crowded.
Owner is from Italy-best pizza and authentic Italian food. Even though it's in the middle of a parking lot, inside, it has an Old World feel and great food and wine.
Luigi's Italian Restaurant
235 Southgate Shopping Center
Owner is from Italy-best pizza and authentic Italian food. Even though it's in the middle of a parking lot, inside, it has an Old World feel and great food and wine.
Great steak in a trendy old brick building.
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Piedmont Steakhouse
110 East Cameron Street
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Great steak in a trendy old brick building.
This has good food and a nice classy bar.
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Flavor on Main
137 S Main St
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This has good food and a nice classy bar.
This restaurant is also a fish market, so the long and narrow seating area has the fresh fish displays along the side. Under same management as Thyme Market, so you can order from Copper Fish is you sit in the alley by Thyme Market.
Copper Fish
140 E Davis St
This restaurant is also a fish market, so the long and narrow seating area has the fresh fish displays along the side. Under same management as Thyme Market, so you can order from Copper Fish is you sit in the alley by Thyme Market.
Lucio’s is on Main Street in Culpeper in a lovely old house. The food is good and a bit pricey. Atmosphere is quiet and a bit private.
Lucio
702 S Main St
Lucio’s is on Main Street in Culpeper in a lovely old house. The food is good and a bit pricey. Atmosphere is quiet and a bit private.
Davis Street Pier
302 E Davis St
It's a fun place, a little loud, but only because there are a lot of people laughing and having fun, sharing a meal and some great beers. Offers craft beer, and the daily dinner specials Monday-Thursday and quite a deal and great food. Friendly service.
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Grill 309
309 S Main St
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It's a fun place, a little loud, but only because there are a lot of people laughing and having fun, sharing a meal and some great beers. Offers craft beer, and the daily dinner specials Monday-Thursday and quite a deal and great food. Friendly service.
Natraj Indian Cuisine
219 E Davis St
Frost Cafe is an icon in Culpeper. Located at the corner of East Davis and Main, it is in a fine old building and is a step back in time. It seems more like a diner than a cafe. It's a fun place to eat.
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Frost Cafe
101 East Davis Street
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Frost Cafe is an icon in Culpeper. Located at the corner of East Davis and Main, it is in a fine old building and is a step back in time. It seems more like a diner than a cafe. It's a fun place to eat.
This is an incredible local breakfast spot. You could drive right past in and not even know it's there, but the locals know this place and frequent it. It has an old hometown feel, the breakfast food is terrific and service is friendly.
Country Cafe
1359 Orange Rd
This is an incredible local breakfast spot. You could drive right past in and not even know it's there, but the locals know this place and frequent it. It has an old hometown feel, the breakfast food is terrific and service is friendly.
They grind the grain right there in front of you and use non-gmo, no pesticides, good grains including spelt. It's the healthy bakery in town. Friendly people. They also have lunch items for a quick bite.
Moving Meadows Farm & Bakery
254 E Davis St
They grind the grain right there in front of you and use non-gmo, no pesticides, good grains including spelt. It's the healthy bakery in town. Friendly people. They also have lunch items for a quick bite.
Love’s Kitchen
106 West Cameron Street
Sweet Roux
201 South East Street
Chick-Fil-A is our favorite fast food restaurant, has wonderful milk shakes-peach in the summer and amazing Christmas season shakes. The kids play area is enclosed and a great place for moms to connect while children play safely. Their kids' meal toys are also very thoughtful and nice. Good people. Look for Poppa J, the greeter.
Chick-fil-A
15275 Creativity Dr
Chick-Fil-A is our favorite fast food restaurant, has wonderful milk shakes-peach in the summer and amazing Christmas season shakes. The kids play area is enclosed and a great place for moms to connect while children play safely. Their kids' meal toys are also very thoughtful and nice. Good people. Look for Poppa J, the greeter.
THE place to go for local not-so-good-for-you pastries and bakery items. Small shop, no seating, but super popular.
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Knakal's Bakery
146 E Davis St
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THE place to go for local not-so-good-for-you pastries and bakery items. Small shop, no seating, but super popular.
It is unique, and the seating seems to offer privacy. It's a great place to have a nice conversation over coffee or tea.
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Raven’s Nest Coffee House
215 East Davis Street
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It is unique, and the seating seems to offer privacy. It's a great place to have a nice conversation over coffee or tea.
Pinto Thai is authentic Thai, with Thai chefs and servers. It is now in a vintage building on East Davis with high ceilings and trendy decor, and nice relaxing atmosphere. It also has a bar. This is one of our favorites. We were in Thailand for several months and this food brings back some good memories. The servers are Thai and also very nice. They have one tv screen with a Thai station and the house music is old style Thai instrumental with pipes. Our favorites are Drunken Noodle and Thai Red Curry- we took photos of Drunken Noodle for you, also Mango Sticky Rice.
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PINTO Thai Culpeper Restaurant & Bar
401 South Main Street
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Pinto Thai is authentic Thai, with Thai chefs and servers. It is now in a vintage building on East Davis with high ceilings and trendy decor, and nice relaxing atmosphere. It also has a bar. This is one of our favorites. We were in Thailand for several months and this food brings back some good memories. The servers are Thai and also very nice. They have one tv screen with a Thai station and the house music is old style Thai instrumental with pipes. Our favorites are Drunken Noodle and Thai Red Curry- we took photos of Drunken Noodle for you, also Mango Sticky Rice.
We call this the "Amish Store" because of the horse and buggy logo on all their items. It's a great place to get a quick lunch, made to order sandwiches in the back with their freshly cut deli meats and cheeses. It has many pantry items that have been purchased in bulk and divided into smaller containers which we love. Prices of their spices can't be beat. Lake Pelham is adjacent to this property.
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Ole Country Store & Bakery
18019 Country Store Dr
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We call this the "Amish Store" because of the horse and buggy logo on all their items. It's a great place to get a quick lunch, made to order sandwiches in the back with their freshly cut deli meats and cheeses. It has many pantry items that have been purchased in bulk and divided into smaller containers which we love. Prices of their spices can't be beat. Lake Pelham is adjacent to this property.
Miss Minerva's is a fun place to go for a girls treat. You can dress up and enjoy tea and goodies and have a quiet, relaxing time with friends and family. We went with my mom, my aunt, cousin and my daughters for a multi-generational memory making afternoon. My aunt is gone now, and I so cherish the memories and photos we have of this time together.
Miss Minerva's
167 E Davis St
Miss Minerva's is a fun place to go for a girls treat. You can dress up and enjoy tea and goodies and have a quiet, relaxing time with friends and family. We went with my mom, my aunt, cousin and my daughters for a multi-generational memory making afternoon. My aunt is gone now, and I so cherish the memories and photos we have of this time together.
This is the newest, trendiest coffee shop in town.
18 Grams Coffee Lab
201 Waters Pl
This is the newest, trendiest coffee shop in town.
If you really enjoy a good cup of coffee, this little shop, tucked away in the corner of a plaza is my choice for the best in Culpeper. I got a small cup of fresh brew Costa Rican for under $2. It is smooth, roasted and brewed just right. Don’t judge the place by the humble outside-as soon as you walk through the doors, the coffee aroma is amazing, and the set up is eye-appealing. The young man behind the counter was friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable. They cook up a pot of something special, or have a great sandwich on weekdays and it always changes from day to day. I got here too late in the afternoon and they had sold out of the crab cake sandwich. You can follow them on Instagram to see what weekday lunch they are cooking up.
Southside Coffee & Gifts
211 Southgate Shopping Center
If you really enjoy a good cup of coffee, this little shop, tucked away in the corner of a plaza is my choice for the best in Culpeper. I got a small cup of fresh brew Costa Rican for under $2. It is smooth, roasted and brewed just right. Don’t judge the place by the humble outside-as soon as you walk through the doors, the coffee aroma is amazing, and the set up is eye-appealing. The young man behind the counter was friendly, courteous and very knowledgeable. They cook up a pot of something special, or have a great sandwich on weekdays and it always changes from day to day. I got here too late in the afternoon and they had sold out of the crab cake sandwich. You can follow them on Instagram to see what weekday lunch they are cooking up.
Baby Jim’s Snack Bar is an icon in Culpeper, having stood the test of time. It’s not made to look trendily retro, it actually is retro! Watch for signs out front that say, “Fresh steamed crabs and shrimp!” This place is great for take-out as there is no seating. Don’t be turned away by the humble appearance.
Baby Jim's Snack Bar
701 North Main Street
Baby Jim’s Snack Bar is an icon in Culpeper, having stood the test of time. It’s not made to look trendily retro, it actually is retro! Watch for signs out front that say, “Fresh steamed crabs and shrimp!” This place is great for take-out as there is no seating. Don’t be turned away by the humble appearance.
This is the newest restaurant on East Davis Street and we have not been to it yet, but it looks worth checking into.
Jackleg Sandwich Co.
110 East Davis Street
This is the newest restaurant on East Davis Street and we have not been to it yet, but it looks worth checking into.
If you just want a bite to eat quickly, walk next door and see what Duke has cooked up for that day. We asked him what is on the daily menu and he replied, “Whatever is on sale at the grocery stores that week!” Step back in time to simpler days.
Dukes General Store
14142 Rixeyville Road
If you just want a bite to eat quickly, walk next door and see what Duke has cooked up for that day. We asked him what is on the daily menu and he replied, “Whatever is on sale at the grocery stores that week!” Step back in time to simpler days.

Wineries

This is our favorite local winery. They have a nice lake with a boardwalk. The house has two tasting rooms and is a cozy, old restored house. The back deck is nice and there is another tasting bar near the deck. The front porch overlooks the lake and vineyard. There is a large backyard with space to play and roam. They have a distillery and a brewery on the property. The brewery is divided into two sections-the left allows children and outside food and the right is adults only Irish Pub. They have seasonal events, so check their website.
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Old House Vineyards
18351 Corkys Lane
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This is our favorite local winery. They have a nice lake with a boardwalk. The house has two tasting rooms and is a cozy, old restored house. The back deck is nice and there is another tasting bar near the deck. The front porch overlooks the lake and vineyard. There is a large backyard with space to play and roam. They have a distillery and a brewery on the property. The brewery is divided into two sections-the left allows children and outside food and the right is adults only Irish Pub. They have seasonal events, so check their website.
This is our newest favorite winery in Culpeper. It is unique and rustic, open to the air. The tasting room is like an old corn crib with space between the boards where you can see the light coming in. Our favorite wine is their Culpeper Crimson with the Culpeper Minute Man historical logo, "Don't Tread on Me."
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Mountain Run Winery
10753 Mountain Run Lake Rd
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This is our newest favorite winery in Culpeper. It is unique and rustic, open to the air. The tasting room is like an old corn crib with space between the boards where you can see the light coming in. Our favorite wine is their Culpeper Crimson with the Culpeper Minute Man historical logo, "Don't Tread on Me."
A bit of a drive from Culpeper, but we are members of this winery because their wines are amazing, owners are great and the grounds are very nice. It's a California style vineyard, as the owners are from that state and had a family winery there.
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Rappahannock Cellars
14437 Co Rd 635
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A bit of a drive from Culpeper, but we are members of this winery because their wines are amazing, owners are great and the grounds are very nice. It's a California style vineyard, as the owners are from that state and had a family winery there.
We have watched this winery, located in Amissville, grow up! When we first visited, the tasting room was in the basement of their house and the fermentation tanks were in the garage! They have recently built a fantastic, large tasting room., beautifully decorated with high ceilings and a fireplace. Friendly staff, good wine, pleasant atmosphere. They have live music on the weekends.
Magnolia Vineyards
200 View Town Rd
We have watched this winery, located in Amissville, grow up! When we first visited, the tasting room was in the basement of their house and the fermentation tanks were in the garage! They have recently built a fantastic, large tasting room., beautifully decorated with high ceilings and a fireplace. Friendly staff, good wine, pleasant atmosphere. They have live music on the weekends.
A fascinating winery along 211 along the way to Skyline Drive. “The Gray Ghost” was the nickname given to John Singleton Mosby, a brilliant Confederate Cavalry Battalion Commander during the Civil War. He was cunning and daring and his tactics are still studied today. The winery is a museum of Civil War paintings and memorabilia dedicated to Mosby and his Rangers. If you like history and good wine, you will probably enjoy this winery.
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Gray Ghost Vineyards
14706 Lee Highway
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A fascinating winery along 211 along the way to Skyline Drive. “The Gray Ghost” was the nickname given to John Singleton Mosby, a brilliant Confederate Cavalry Battalion Commander during the Civil War. He was cunning and daring and his tactics are still studied today. The winery is a museum of Civil War paintings and memorabilia dedicated to Mosby and his Rangers. If you like history and good wine, you will probably enjoy this winery.
This is a small winery with the tasting room located in a lovely, old house. The owners are a husband and wife, Luke and Toni, and Luke is also the wine maker! They make you feel right at home and their wines are very good. There is a beautiful pond on the property with Adirondack chairs strategically placed and you can bring a picnic or snacks to enjoy, along with your wine.
Granite Heights Winery
8141 Opal Rd
This is a small winery with the tasting room located in a lovely, old house. The owners are a husband and wife, Luke and Toni, and Luke is also the wine maker! They make you feel right at home and their wines are very good. There is a beautiful pond on the property with Adirondack chairs strategically placed and you can bring a picnic or snacks to enjoy, along with your wine.
Beautiful place, not too far from Culpeper-they are family with Mediterranean Cellars in Warrenton, which is wine made in the Greek tradition. They have a nice tasting room and pretty grounds.
Molon Lave Vineyards and Winery
10075 Lees Mill Road
Beautiful place, not too far from Culpeper-they are family with Mediterranean Cellars in Warrenton, which is wine made in the Greek tradition. They have a nice tasting room and pretty grounds.
The family came years ago from Greece and the owner is the wine maker, so the wines and tasting room are Greek in style. The views are very nice and the setting is pretty. They have a beautiful table with the base carved out of the root of an olive tree. It is peaceful here.
Mediterranean Cellars, LLC.
8295 Falcon Glen Rd
The family came years ago from Greece and the owner is the wine maker, so the wines and tasting room are Greek in style. The views are very nice and the setting is pretty. They have a beautiful table with the base carved out of the root of an olive tree. It is peaceful here.

Drinks & Nightlife

Popular, fun place.
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Far Gohn Brewing Company
301 S East St
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Popular, fun place.
Out in the country and kid friendly. They have a great play area with a play ship and fort and a sandbox. They have a kitchen and sell burgers and fries and such. Great mountain views for enjoying the outdoor seating in the warmer seasons. We sometimes bring comfortable folding chairs but they have picnic tables out back and tables and chairs around the side and front porches. There is also seating inside and a small children’s play space.
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old trade brewery
13270 Alanthus Rd
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Out in the country and kid friendly. They have a great play area with a play ship and fort and a sandbox. They have a kitchen and sell burgers and fries and such. Great mountain views for enjoying the outdoor seating in the warmer seasons. We sometimes bring comfortable folding chairs but they have picnic tables out back and tables and chairs around the side and front porches. There is also seating inside and a small children’s play space.
Classy bar and super good food. A bit pricey.
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Flavor on Main
137 S Main St
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Classy bar and super good food. A bit pricey.
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Beer Hound Brewery
201 Waters Place
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The Sangria Bowl
305 South Main Street
This is our new favorite brewery, in the countryside on over 200 acres just up 229N from Old Blue. The owners are awesome, friendly, like-able and have a wealth of knowledge on the history of the property and the area. The atmosphere is fun and family friendly for “well-behaved children and dogs.” They have food trucks and the space is large and rustic with plenty of outdoor seating. The beer is really good, especially for a brand new business. There is a beer for all tastes, plenty to choose from. They are open Thursday through Sunday, but check on that because the days and times may change as they grow. Graze to Griddle food truck is there on Thursdays and the place gets packed! Family friendly with outdoor covered seating with heaters.
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Death Ridge Brewery
5393 higher ground trail
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This is our new favorite brewery, in the countryside on over 200 acres just up 229N from Old Blue. The owners are awesome, friendly, like-able and have a wealth of knowledge on the history of the property and the area. The atmosphere is fun and family friendly for “well-behaved children and dogs.” They have food trucks and the space is large and rustic with plenty of outdoor seating. The beer is really good, especially for a brand new business. There is a beer for all tastes, plenty to choose from. They are open Thursday through Sunday, but check on that because the days and times may change as they grow. Graze to Griddle food truck is there on Thursdays and the place gets packed! Family friendly with outdoor covered seating with heaters.

History

This is a great little museum located in the train depot at the end of Davis Street. It has very informative displays of Culpeper through the years, large Civil War section and dinosaur footprint fossil found locally in a quarry. Friendly people.
Museum of Culpeper History
This is a great little museum located in the train depot at the end of Davis Street. It has very informative displays of Culpeper through the years, large Civil War section and dinosaur footprint fossil found locally in a quarry. Friendly people.
During the Civil War, this house, very near the railroad tracks, was used as a hospital for both the Confederate and Union soldiers. The wounded men took charred sticks from the fireplace and began to draw artwork and autographs and political cartoons on the wall. These were covered over with years of paint and layers and layers of wallpaper and long forgotten. On the night before it was to be burned by the fire department, someone was salvaging some of the woodwork, and discovered some writing. The burning of the house was cancelled, and slowly, painstakingly, the layers of paint and paper were removed to reveal rooms full of graffiti. It is fascinating, and a donation gets you in.
Graffiti House
19484 Brandy Rd
During the Civil War, this house, very near the railroad tracks, was used as a hospital for both the Confederate and Union soldiers. The wounded men took charred sticks from the fireplace and began to draw artwork and autographs and political cartoons on the wall. These were covered over with years of paint and layers and layers of wallpaper and long forgotten. On the night before it was to be burned by the fire department, someone was salvaging some of the woodwork, and discovered some writing. The burning of the house was cancelled, and slowly, painstakingly, the layers of paint and paper were removed to reveal rooms full of graffiti. It is fascinating, and a donation gets you in.
My husband and I visited recently and were pleasantly surprised at how well put together the visitor center was! The visitor center seems to lead one on a journey to learn the unfolding of the battle, and the personal stories of the people involved, North and South, soldier, civilians, doctors. We found the stories fascinating and sobering and felt the heaviness of what happened there. There were many artifacts and some audio buttons you could push to hear narrations or short films. Pace yourself to save time for the grand finale-a room with walls covered in large photographs of soldiers who fought there and beneath them the seemingly endless names of men who died there. There are also nice trails and paths to walk with markers showing where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded, some Confederate trenches and other interesting sites. Both The Wilderness Battlefield and Chancellorsville are near Culpeper on Route 3. If you love history or feel the need to learn about our past struggles as a nation, it is worth going to see these.
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Chancellorsville Battlefield Visitor Center
9001 Plank Road
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My husband and I visited recently and were pleasantly surprised at how well put together the visitor center was! The visitor center seems to lead one on a journey to learn the unfolding of the battle, and the personal stories of the people involved, North and South, soldier, civilians, doctors. We found the stories fascinating and sobering and felt the heaviness of what happened there. There were many artifacts and some audio buttons you could push to hear narrations or short films. Pace yourself to save time for the grand finale-a room with walls covered in large photographs of soldiers who fought there and beneath them the seemingly endless names of men who died there. There are also nice trails and paths to walk with markers showing where Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded, some Confederate trenches and other interesting sites. Both The Wilderness Battlefield and Chancellorsville are near Culpeper on Route 3. If you love history or feel the need to learn about our past struggles as a nation, it is worth going to see these.
This is a sobering place to see and learn and remember another time when brother rose up against brother. I recommend the visitor center, the museum and also a walk around the battlefield. My uncle found an old civil war rifle in the Rappahannock River in the 1940's. It was deteriorated. The last time I was at the museum here, it was on display.
Fredericksburg Battlefield
This is a sobering place to see and learn and remember another time when brother rose up against brother. I recommend the visitor center, the museum and also a walk around the battlefield. My uncle found an old civil war rifle in the Rappahannock River in the 1940's. It was deteriorated. The last time I was at the museum here, it was on display.
The two battles fought on this ground are worth learning about and this place is heavy with stories of the past.
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Manassas National Battlefield Park
6511 Sudley Road
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The two battles fought on this ground are worth learning about and this place is heavy with stories of the past.
This battle field is worth going to and walking around on a self guided tour. It is near Culpeper.
Cedar Mountain Battlefield
9465 General Winder Rd
This battle field is worth going to and walking around on a self guided tour. It is near Culpeper.
This is the site of the largest cavalry battle fought in the United States. Progress is being made to set this land apart to be a battlefield park. For now, you can go and do a self guided tour.
Brandy Station Battlefield Park
This is the site of the largest cavalry battle fought in the United States. Progress is being made to set this land apart to be a battlefield park. For now, you can go and do a self guided tour.
This cemetery is a great reminder that freedom is never free. It is a place to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for “liberty and justice for all.”
Culpeper National Cemetery
305 US Ave
This cemetery is a great reminder that freedom is never free. It is a place to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for “liberty and justice for all.”
This is an enriching, learning experience for all ages. George Washington’s father died when he was eleven years old, he being the oldest of five of his mother’s children, became “the man of the house” and was shouldered with much responsibility. But the suffering and mourning, hard times and loss helped to hone him into the leader he was meant to become. Check hours and activities before you make the trip. They often have activities for children as well.
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George Washington's Ferry Farm
268 Kings Highway
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This is an enriching, learning experience for all ages. George Washington’s father died when he was eleven years old, he being the oldest of five of his mother’s children, became “the man of the house” and was shouldered with much responsibility. But the suffering and mourning, hard times and loss helped to hone him into the leader he was meant to become. Check hours and activities before you make the trip. They often have activities for children as well.
A visit to Mount Vernon Is well worth a day trip. It is a fascinating slice of history situated on the Potomac River, it retains its countryside feel.
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Mount Vernon
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A visit to Mount Vernon Is well worth a day trip. It is a fascinating slice of history situated on the Potomac River, it retains its countryside feel.
Thomas Jefferson’s architectural wonder is set high atop a mountain overlooking Charlottesville. It is definitely worth a day trip. The property is vast and you can take some walks on paved walkways. Gardens galore, orchards and guided tours.
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蒙蒂塞洛
931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
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Thomas Jefferson’s architectural wonder is set high atop a mountain overlooking Charlottesville. It is definitely worth a day trip. The property is vast and you can take some walks on paved walkways. Gardens galore, orchards and guided tours.
This is the home of James and Dolley Madison and rich in the history of our nation’s fourth president. They offer weekend tours and 8 miles of free walking trails. Worth a day trip. For photos and more information: www.montpelier.org
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Montpelier
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This is the home of James and Dolley Madison and rich in the history of our nation’s fourth president. They offer weekend tours and 8 miles of free walking trails. Worth a day trip. For photos and more information: www.montpelier.org

Essentials

Right next door to Old Blue, Duke’s is a local icon, selling the bare necessities of life. The owner, John Wayne, “But you can call me Duke”, lives on the property and is a wealth of information on the area and is full of local folklore. Duke enjoys chatting with his customers, so a visit next door might take you back to a pleasant memory of unhurried bygone days, or add a colorful new memory of your trip to Culpeper! Duke’s is a typical old Ma and Pa’s store, with an old-time feel, with all the essentials; canned goods, bread, milk, chips, candy, an ice cream cooler and many and varied types of beer, local wine, and even a little fresh produce! He also has a small “made to order” deli with the menu changing frequently. If you don’t want to go to town, or prefer not to give your money to a big box store, consider walking next door and buying locally.
Dukes General Store
14142 Rixeyville Road
Right next door to Old Blue, Duke’s is a local icon, selling the bare necessities of life. The owner, John Wayne, “But you can call me Duke”, lives on the property and is a wealth of information on the area and is full of local folklore. Duke enjoys chatting with his customers, so a visit next door might take you back to a pleasant memory of unhurried bygone days, or add a colorful new memory of your trip to Culpeper! Duke’s is a typical old Ma and Pa’s store, with an old-time feel, with all the essentials; canned goods, bread, milk, chips, candy, an ice cream cooler and many and varied types of beer, local wine, and even a little fresh produce! He also has a small “made to order” deli with the menu changing frequently. If you don’t want to go to town, or prefer not to give your money to a big box store, consider walking next door and buying locally.
You need a quarter for the cart, which is returned when you return the cart. You need to bring your own bags or purchase inexpensive paper or sturdy plastic for 5 or 10 cents. But all of this keeps the cost down about 30% of what you would pay elsewhere. It's a small store, so you can navigate through quickly, and there is not a multiplicity of choices of any particular item, but they have almost everything you need. Cashiers are so fast! Aldi is where we go first, and if they don't have it, then we go to Martin's.
ALDI
15179 Montanus Dr
You need a quarter for the cart, which is returned when you return the cart. You need to bring your own bags or purchase inexpensive paper or sturdy plastic for 5 or 10 cents. But all of this keeps the cost down about 30% of what you would pay elsewhere. It's a small store, so you can navigate through quickly, and there is not a multiplicity of choices of any particular item, but they have almost everything you need. Cashiers are so fast! Aldi is where we go first, and if they don't have it, then we go to Martin's.
Lidl is our new competitor of Aldi. Lidl is much larger, and has a bakery, and more of everything, but it does take longer to shop than at little Aldi. You don't have to pay for your shopping cart, but you do have to pay for bags or bring your own, and you do have to pack your own bags.
Lidl
15169 Brandy Rd
Lidl is our new competitor of Aldi. Lidl is much larger, and has a bakery, and more of everything, but it does take longer to shop than at little Aldi. You don't have to pay for your shopping cart, but you do have to pay for bags or bring your own, and you do have to pack your own bags.
We go to Aldi and Lidl first, and if they don’t have what we want, we then go to Martin’s for more variety at greater expense.
Martin's Food
15371 Montanus Dr
We go to Aldi and Lidl first, and if they don’t have what we want, we then go to Martin’s for more variety at greater expense.
Saturday mornings, 8:00- noon, when the sun is shining, I love going to the farmer’s market. Fresh local produce, eggs, meat, flowers, arts and home crafted items-you never know what you will find! A shoulder bag will be helpful to carry your treasures. It’s been meeting in the Culpeper Baptist Church parking lot this year.
Culpeper Downtown Farmer's Market
209 Commerce St
Saturday mornings, 8:00- noon, when the sun is shining, I love going to the farmer’s market. Fresh local produce, eggs, meat, flowers, arts and home crafted items-you never know what you will find! A shoulder bag will be helpful to carry your treasures. It’s been meeting in the Culpeper Baptist Church parking lot this year.

Entertainment & Activities

This is the Library of Congress's film archives and they show free old movies in a retro style movie theater. Type in "Mount Pony" in a google search to see what is showing.
National Audio-Visual Conservation Center
19053 Mt Pony Rd
This is the Library of Congress's film archives and they show free old movies in a retro style movie theater. Type in "Mount Pony" in a google search to see what is showing.
This is a fun place to go with a group of friends. The group is presented with a puzzle to solve in order to escape the room. Each member of the group is essential as the group works together to solve the puzzle in a limited amount of time.
Puzzle Room Live
509 S Main St
This is a fun place to go with a group of friends. The group is presented with a puzzle to solve in order to escape the room. Each member of the group is essential as the group works together to solve the puzzle in a limited amount of time.
State Climb LLC
115 East Locust Street
We love to take the grandchildren to the airshow. A great day out with the kids which is entertaining and educational.
The Flying Circus Aerodrome
5114 Co Rd 644
We love to take the grandchildren to the airshow. A great day out with the kids which is entertaining and educational.
Wine & Design
201 Waters Pl
This is a great place to take the kids who want to see farm animals. They also sell fresh meat and other farm goods in the store.
Lakota Ranch Farm Store
9272 Big Horn Road
This is a great place to take the kids who want to see farm animals. They also sell fresh meat and other farm goods in the store.
Our grandchildren love this place, especially on a hot or rainy day. The moms like to have play dates here so they can visit while the kids burn off some energy and have fun. They have “Toddler Tuesdays” discounted and may have other specials.
Bounce With Us LLC
19400 Brandy Road
Our grandchildren love this place, especially on a hot or rainy day. The moms like to have play dates here so they can visit while the kids burn off some energy and have fun. They have “Toddler Tuesdays” discounted and may have other specials.
Axe throwing is becoming popular again. Our son and daughter-in-law wanted to do something fun for their birthdays and chose to try axe throwing. They said it was $20 for and hour and had a good time.
Chill-AXE-In Axe Throwing LLC
15018 Jats Drive
Axe throwing is becoming popular again. Our son and daughter-in-law wanted to do something fun for their birthdays and chose to try axe throwing. They said it was $20 for and hour and had a good time.
Our grandchildren, ages 5 and 7 had so much fun here! It’s huge and with so many different energy releasing activities-especially in the winter when kids have been cooped up inside. Fredericksburg is a bit of a drive but there is a lot to see and do there. It is pricey, they paid $17 for 1 1/2 hours for ages 6 and under and $20 for over 6 years in February 2022, but they said it was well worth the splurge.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
1410 Central Park Boulevard
Our grandchildren, ages 5 and 7 had so much fun here! It’s huge and with so many different energy releasing activities-especially in the winter when kids have been cooped up inside. Fredericksburg is a bit of a drive but there is a lot to see and do there. It is pricey, they paid $17 for 1 1/2 hours for ages 6 and under and $20 for over 6 years in February 2022, but they said it was well worth the splurge.

Getting Around

You can stop at the depot for the daily train schedule-they run in to Washington, D.C. daily, New York, other places. We keep a schedule in the old Victrola cabinet in the parlor, but if they are taken, you can check at the depot at the end of Davis Street.
Culpeper Station
You can stop at the depot for the daily train schedule-they run in to Washington, D.C. daily, New York, other places. We keep a schedule in the old Victrola cabinet in the parlor, but if they are taken, you can check at the depot at the end of Davis Street.