The Stonewall Jackson House

Historical Significance

The Stonewall Jackson House is dedicated to maintaining the home of General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson for the public. Its goals include fostering research, study, publications and educational programs that enhance the public's knowledge of Stonewall Jackson. Interpretive programs include a discussion of the entire Jackson household, including the five slaves Thomas Jonathan Jackson owned who lived there. Interpretation also introduces visitors to the three or four other slaves Jackson owned, as well as the African American community in general in mid-nineteenth century Lexington.

Physical Description

Historic house museum, museum shop, kitchen garden. The home includes the shop and two exhibit rooms on the ground floor of the house includes 4 furnished period rooms. The museum is not wheelchair accessible. A video tour of the upstairs is available for mobility impaired visitors. The kitchen garden includes heritage varieties of vegetables, flowers, roses, herbs, etc. A carriage house is also open for display.

Geographical and Contact Information

8 East Washington Street
Lexington, Virginia
24450
Phone: 540-463-2552
Fax: 540-463-4088

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Stonewall Jackson House

Stonewall Jackson House

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Cite this Page:

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, “The Stonewall Jackson House,” African American Historic Sites Database, accessed July 23, 2017, http://aahistoricsitesva.org/items/show/426.

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