Visit the museums of the Virginia Military Institute, the oldest state-supported military college in the United States: The VMI Museum, Virginia Museum of the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson House, Marshall Museum and Library, Adams Center for Military History, and VMI Archives.
But did you know that Stonewall Jackson’s story starts long before 1861? Or that Stonewall Jackson, the great military leader, was also Professor Jackson? Today, the Stonewall Jackson House takes visitors behind-the-scenes of one of the most famous Confederate commanders to who the man was at home.
The Jackson House is a unique destination that provides a place to discover and experience what life was like before the outbreak of the Civil War. From Jackson’s garden to his study, the house and grounds are gateways into the past of how Jackson and his family lived and who they were. At one time, the Jackson House was the only hospital in Lexington and needed to undergo extensive renovations to restore it back to how Jackson left it that day in April 1861. After years of research and planning, each room now comes to life with many of Jackson’s personal belongs, as well as furniture and artifacts belonging to his family.