The new Spotsylvania County Museum is now open to the public. The facility consists of 1800 square feet of exhibit space and tells a comprehensive history of Spotsylvania starting in 1722. The exhibit gallery features artifacts, photographs and documents from the early Woodland Indians who were the original inhabitants of Spotsylvania through 1865.
A special emphasis is given to the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May, 1864 in a gallery entitled "17 Days in May." Exhibits and artifacts tell the story which special attention being given to local inhabitants of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. It is an excellent stop prior to visiting the National Park Service's Spotsylvania Unit.