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Stonewall Jackson House

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A Must-See for Civil War Buffs

Learn about the man before the war! Docents are smart and know their stuff. If the house can find... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
HopsMCM
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West Hartford, Connecticut
Worthwhile history

I visited the Thomas Jackson House maybe 20 years ago, and found it interesting if a bit somber... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kediler2018
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Arlington, Virginia
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Experience family life on the eve of the American Civil War as you explore the finely preserved home and gardens of the man who became Stonewall Jackson.
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8 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450-2529
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Learn about the man before the war! Docents are smart and know their stuff. If the house can find more of Jackson's possessions, this house will be a Civil War magnet. We learned about the man, his family, and his idiosyncrasies. Intelligent man, loving father,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Thomas Jackson House maybe 20 years ago, and found it interesting if a bit somber. I'm a history buff, and there's a lot in history to feel weighed-down by. The museum now has guided tours only, with a volunteer docent. The tour...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area and decided to check out the Stonewall Jackson house. Our tour guide was excellent and really knew a lot about Jackson and his family. The museum has done an excellent job of furnishing the house with original Jackson pieces of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

They have done a great job of staging the house just like it was in Stonewall's time. Our tour guide was well-read and well-informed, and he made the house come alive with details about the Jackson family's every day life there. We could have spent...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 4, 2019

A Iast second turn off of I81 to assuage a muted desire turned into a very pleasant 2 hour visit. As a long time history buff I've driven by the Town of Lexington several times thinking to myself "one of these days I'm gonna stop...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

We didn't actually get to tour the house since we arrived after the last tour left, however, the staff was very friendly and we looked around the book store for a few minutes and took pictures outside.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

Spotted this house while strolling through Lexington, VA with my daughter and her two children (ages 10 and 13). Had a very interesting guided tour through the house. Interesting to see pieces original to the home.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

There is a movie to start the tour. This is the house he occupied at the start of the Civil War. He was teaching at VMI before the War. The tour was excellent giving a sense of how people lived at that time.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Charles W
Reviewed June 20, 2019

The guide had an excellent knowledge of Stonewall Jackson and his family. It was obvious he personally engages in research concerning the General and was not parroting a set piece. There are many fascinating features to the house to include the road outside having been...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019 via mobile

Touring stonewall Jackson's house you got an insight into how their daily routines and times were in the mid 1800's. The tour guide did a great job explaining how a normal day for the Jackson's were while he was professor at the college. Was amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Larry M
October 6, 2018|
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Response from Taylor B | Reviewed this property |
$8 for adults, but there are discounts for military and children
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Al W
February 7, 2016|
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He was a very religious man. He would sit and look at the wall and meditate. He also would memorize his lecture for the following day's class at VMI.
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