The story behind Stonewall.

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was a Confederate general during the American Civil War and continues to be well-known as a gifted commander. Even today, his tactical decisions continue to be studied as examples of innovative and bold leadership. Read more.



Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery


Stonewall Jackson and his family are buried beneath the heroic-size statue of Stonewall Jackson sculpted by artist Edward V. Valentine and unveiled in 1891 before a crowd of more than 20,000 people. On the front of the granite column is the simple inscription “JACKSON” followed by the dates “1824-1863.” On the obverse side is the […]

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Lexington Carriage Company


Discover Lexington via horse-drawn carriage as your driver shares stories and points out the many historic sites along the way. The tour offers an intriguing way to experience historic downtown and follow in the footsteps of Jackson. Ride past the Stonewall Jackson House, Lee Chapel, Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, and Lexington Presbyterian Church. As you relax […]

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The Jackson House


The Stonewall Jackson House located
on Washington Street in downtown
Lexington is the only home that
Jackson ever owned.

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Museum Exhibit, “The VMI Story 1839-2001″

Thursday, January 1 -
Sunday, January 1
Virginia Military Institute Museum
540-464-7334 www.vmi.edu/museum

Free to the public