Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters

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Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters

Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters
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Season: Open Daily April 1 to October 31 BE SURE LISTING SHOWS WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE OFF SEASON. Wartime home of Stonewall Jackson in wintertime of 1861-62. Contains numerous Jacksonian items, including furniture, prayer table and desk. His well worn daily prayer book , a gift from his sister, is also on display.
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David Nejako
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I found the experience to be very interesting and educational. I'm absolutely much more informed about a painful era of our Country's history that continues to resonate today. It's important to explore and learn from these times. People were very similar to those who live in our current time. There was bravery and Faith on both sides. We must find common ground and move to be a more peaceful country both within ourselves and among each other.

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and respectful about the history of the home. Importantly, he passionately presented the qualities of Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson the man and the period of time in which he lived. The artifacts within the home are beyond impressive and the strong effort of authenticity is apparent.

Also, nice to hear about an ancestor of Mary Tyler Moore who had this home built. She had also made contributions over many years of historical preservation. One example is the funding of wall paper installation that mimicked the pattern accurate to the time of Stonewall Jackson.

Highly recommend this important site!
Written May 23, 2022
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Elliott Carden
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Going to visit Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters was great fun for all the family. The tour guide who lead our visit was very engaged and even kept young children entertained. The tour in no way antagonizing Jackson fighting for the south, but showed him as a good person. Which in my opinion, helped show him as a more interesting character. Each room was very interesting to look at and learn about. It really was fun for everyone. Even a docent, Reba, was dressed in full attire from the time period, giving us a real old-time feel as we entered the headquarters. It was an incredible experience for everyone young and old, with a very fun and engaging tour lead by an excellent guide.
Written July 14, 2021
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Charles T
Logview Teaxs, United States78 contributions
My wife and I both being history buffs, we often take trips to places that are historical. After reading David Mc Cullough's "The Pioneers" and James Robertson's "Stonewall Jackson," we decided to take a trip along the Ohio to Marietta Ohio, Parkersburg, Clarksburg, and Beverly, West Virginia, then to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The highlight of our tour so far was visiting the Headquarters of Stonewall Jackson in Winchester, Virginia. Not only did we find the most informative tour, but we found a tour guide in Brian Daly who knows the history well and could not be more patient in taking the time to thoroughly answer all of our questions. After reading Roberson's 762 page book in very small font, we had many. Unlike some of the other tours, Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters contains many of the pieces of furniture that were in the house at the time he was there. It is a beautiful old home and that has been well maintained. Like I said in the beginning, it has been a highlight of this trip and ranks up there at the top of the many tours we have taken over the years and one we will remember. Very reasonably priced. I highly recommend it as a must to anyone visiting the Winchester area.
Written October 22, 2021
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Alexa K
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I went with my family of nine while we were on vacation and absolutely loved it!! Our tour guide was so sweet and helpful, too. She made the place come alive and included some interesting historical facts to make it even more fun. Not to mention, she dressed the part to add to the entertainment. Definitely a 10/10 visit, would recommend to anyone.
Written June 20, 2022
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TBMutiny
Woodstock, GA209 contributions
Your guides will bring General Jackson to life. The tour is fascinating and it will be even more so if you have visited Lexington and other battlefields where General Jackson lead his troops.
The amount of Jackson’s personal items is incredible and include his Bible and pray table! You will also be able to see many other items as well as other personal items of combatants related to Jackson. The $5 cost of entrance is well worth the price!
Written September 21, 2021
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new jersey43 contributions
I agree with others that the Stonewall Jackson house in Winchester is an extremely interesting and important stop for anyone interested in Civil War history (or history in general for that matter). The tour guide was superb, and in a period of an hour one learns a great deal about this fascinating Civil War general that would be difficult to acquire in such a short time anywhere else. Plus, the artifacts in the house are mostly not reproductions or contemporary pieces but are things that belonged to and were used by Jackson himself. The tour guide said this was the finest collection of Stonewall Jackson artifacts anywhere in the world.

Highly recommended......
Written June 6, 2021
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dougtoot
Canfield, OH8 contributions
We visited the Stonewall Jackson Headquarters last Thursday. Our guide was terrific. She told many interesting anecdotes about Stonewall Jackson and shared her opinion of the local battlefields. The tour took about an hour and was very reasonable in price. If you're interested in the Civil War, I would highly recommend visiting the Headquarters.
Written July 24, 2021
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DianeRZ50
Sergeant Bluff, IA4 contributions
Family
My Granddaughter and I stopped here while on a Civil War tour. Jim is an amazing guide knowing the history of many of Stonewall Jackson’s personal items in this museum. Jim, himself, is a treasure full of information! He tailored his tour to our specific interests and gave us a great recommendation which book to purchase to read anecdotes about Jackson.
This place is a must see for anyone interested in the Civil War! We both highly recommend Jim and this museum for your next trip!
Written July 9, 2021
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Connie P
Lyon, France3 contributions
Friends
A must-visit for history buffs and the clueless alike. My friend and I rang the doorbell, not knowing anything about the museum or Jackson himself. Ryan greeted us and proceeded to take us on a tour of the house, pointing out items of interest, giving us insight into Jackson's role in the war, but more importantly an idea of the man behind the name. We left more knowledgeable than we arrived and astonished at the number of fascinating items inside such an unassuming house. Thank you, Ryan, for a fabulous tour.
Written August 15, 2021
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Jonathan
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Couples
Our tour guide Toby was outstanding. She is knowledgeable and clearly passionate about Stonewall's legacy and the time period generally. It was one of the best museum tours we've ever had. Lots of original historical pieces, laid out very well. The authentic, handmade desk that Jackson used to plan out his Valley campaign was very special to see. Highly recommended, especially for history buffs.
Written June 3, 2021
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