History at your own pace

Included with museum admission is access
to a self-guided tour, highlighting the various
rooms of the Jackson House and its inhabitants.

Natural beauty

Visitors to the Jackson House enjoy the
grounds and gardens, a delight in any season.

A peek into history

The historic home and grounds of the
Jackson House Museum offer insight
into life in 19th century Virginia.


Our Mission

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.

Portrait of Thomas and Anna Jackson, stylized for the web


Discover Jackson's Lexington

Lexington Today

Jackson’s Home is nestled in the famous and beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Lexington is still reminiscent of the time when Thomas and Anna Jackson made the town their home. Come walk in Jackson’s footsteps and discover the man who became a legend.

While in town, enjoy the bustling atmosphere along Main Street, filled with shopping and dining opportunities. Our museum is also nearby the campuses of both the Virginia Military Institute and Washington & Lee University. For more information on where to stay in Lexington and local attractions, we encourage you to visit the Lexington Visitor Center. The surrounding area of Rockbridge County offers many options for hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, and adventures into the Blue Ridge Mountains, including the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.



Photo of interior of museum shop with text reading SHOP.

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JACKSON HOUSE MUSEUM  •  8 E. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450  •  540-464-7704  •  Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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