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Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

Lexington, VA
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Lexington
Type: Cemeteries
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Sanford, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On the downside there is no map of the cemetery, but you can't miss Stonewall and the civil war soldiers all have CSA markers to distinguish them Several of the older stones are difficult to read and could benefit from a restoration/cleaning project or a handout that tells you what is on them. Several unusual names. A good addition to... More

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Warsaw, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very cool attraction that is well worth the time. Our Carriage ride driver said there are veterans from every American war buried here. Obviously heavy on the Civil War, but still very interesting

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
67 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Pointed out as part of the walking tour of the area. Worth the trip (and you could drive and park out front).

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Lexington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

History buffs will love this. The statue of Stonewall Jackson is quite memorable. You can park right on the street alongside the cemetary or you can take a carriage ride and listen to the tour guide tell you all about the history of the cemetery and Lexington as well.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We took the walk through the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery as it was on the way downtown. It has some intriguing stones and markers. It is interesting that the markers include ages and relationships to that person. Some of the stones are so worn that you can't read them! They are over 200 hundred years old! The history in the cemetery... More

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The obvious attraction is Stonewall Jackson's grave and memorial but there were a number of other interesting memorials to be found, including that of his first wife and her family. We went fairly early in the morning and were enchanted to see three deer moving around the stones.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Unassuming cemetery with lots of old headstones. Sparked some questions from our teenagers. If in Lexington, it's a quick stop to add to your list. I would recommend the Lexington Visitors Center whose staff was very helpful as we're all of the walking tour maps etc they provided.

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Montgomery AL
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

As any cemetery, it is a very solemn and tranquil place. Jackson's burial spot is located centrally under his statue. Lying nearby is his aide Sandie Pendleton and his father who was Jackson's chief artillerist. Interesting stop.

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Elyria, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stopped at the cemetery prior to continuing on our vacation. This is definitely a place to visit, especially with school age children. We can teach about American history but walking through this cemetery and seeing the comments on the grave markers as well as the historical aspects bring history to life.

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Chicago, Illinois
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381 reviews 381 reviews
158 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Perhaps it is ironic that, in the tiny Shenandoah hamlet of Lexington, Virginia, Robert E. Lee is buried at one end of town and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson is buried at the other end, two of greatest names in the military history of the United States, two legendary figures of the American Civil War. Jackson, who was killed in 1863... More

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