The Shenandoah Valley has a rich depth of history and historical sites that make it so popular to visit. The valley was the site of some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and home to some of the bravest soldiers on either side of the conflict. Near Harrisonburg in Lexington, you can tour the Stonewall Jackson House as it was back then. This historically important look into the valley’s past provides insight into the life of one of the most renowned men of the Civil War: Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Here’s what you need to know about the Stonewall Jackson House in Lexington.
Rich history is just part of what the Shenandoah Valley has to offer its guests. Here at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages, we offer a free Vacation Guide to help you craft the best visit here possible. When you use our guide, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime!
What You Should Know About the Stonewall Jackson House
The house in Lexington was home to Stonewall Jackson and his wife, Mary Anna Morrison, and was the only house he ever owned. The brick and stone house was their home prior to the onset of the Civil War. In it, you’ll find testaments to his life before the war as a church leader, businessman, professor, and husband.
The house, a block to the east of Main Street in Lexington, Virginia has been a historic site and museum since 1954. Since 1979, it’s reflected, through detailed restoration, the life and times of the man and his family while they lived there before the war. The Stonewall Jackson House is owned and operated by the Virginia Military Institute and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is full of personal possessions of the man, as well as period pieces. You can tour the home both in public tour and guided formats.
Information for Visiting the House
Adults (18+) | $8
Youth (6-17) | $6
Children (6 and under) | Free
Parking is available to the public on Washington Street at the Visitor Center.
Handicap accessible parking is available across the street from the museum for two hours with a Disabled Parking placard or a Disabled License Plate.
Plan Your Visit with History This Summer
Historic sites like the Stonewall Jackson House are just a part of the total package the Shenandoah Valley puts forth. When you plan a vacation to the Shenandoah Valley, just how wonderful it is! To help with your plan, be sure to download our free Vacation Guide, too. It’s your key to the best northern Virginia vacation! Then, when you’re ready to plan your vacation, be sure to browse the comfortable and spacious rooms and cottages at By the Side of the Road Inn & Cottages. You’ll love the amenities and comfortable luxury our rooms provide. So, contact us today to book your stay. We are eager to host you!