Stonewall Jackson's Home
8 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA, USA
Stonewall Jackson's Home Lexington Reviews
Semi-historical home May 19, 2010
This typical Federal-style house, with a later stone addition, was the home of Thomas Jonathan Jackson, and his second wife Mary Anna, or Anna as she was called. They purchased it in 1858 and they lived there with five of their six slaves until April 1861 when he rode off to war. He never returned alive. He died of complications of wounds he received in battle along with pneumonia in May 1863. He is buried in a cemetery on the south edge of town.
The home included a fairly large back yard which was their kitchen garden and he enjoyed working in it. But the majority of the work was done by the three Jackson slaves: Hetty and her two sons, Cyrus and George.
The home was kept as a rental property until 1906. Mrs. Jackson sold it to the United Daughters of the Confederacy for use as a community hospital. It went through many changes of the fifty years is served as a hospital before becoming a museum. The home was restored in 1979 to look as it did when the Jacksons lived here, and underwent additional renovations in 2004. It is now owned and operated by the Stonewall Jackson Foundation and is open daily for tours.
Since it is a all restoration and no photographs are allowed inside we did not take the tour inside which was $8.00 per person for seniors.
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