Discover the man who became a legend! The Stonewall Jackson House in historic downtown Lexington, Virginia is the only home that the famous Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ever owned.
Jackson and his second wife, Mary Anna Morrison, lived in the brick and stone house before the Civil War. Tours of the house focus on Jackson’s civilian life as a professor, church leader, businessman, and husband.
Since 1954, Jackson's Lexington, Virginia home, located a block east of Main Street, has been a museum and historic site. In 1979, the house was carefully restored to its appearance at the time of the Jacksons' occupancy. The house, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is furnished with period pieces, including many of Jackson's personal possessions, and is open to the public for guided tours of the period rooms. The house is owned and operated by Virginia Military Institute.
The museum's mission is to preserve Jackson’s former home and its collections and educate the public by interpreting the life, character, and times of Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. Special emphasis is placed upon Jackson's life as a professor, church leader, businessman, husband, and community leader during the decade that he lived in Lexington and taught at Virginia Military Institute before the American Civil War.