The Jackson House Museum

8 East Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450 - United States




The Jackson House Museum preserves the only home Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson ever owned, on Washington Street in historic downtown Lexington, VA.


Our mission at The Jackson House is to educate the public by interpreting the life, character, and times of Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Special emphasis is on his life as a professor, church leader, businessman, husband, and community leader during the decade that he lived in Lexington and taught at the Virginia Military Institute before the American Civil War. The house is furnished with period pieces, including many of Jackson’s personal possessions.

We offer a self-guided virtual tour of the house as well as a Master Guided Tour, which is provided by museum staff and focuses on a specific topic. The Master Guide Tour takes place twice a day, first from noon - 1pm, then again from 4-5pm. In September, our Master Guided Tour is scheduled to be "The Enslaved Experience at the Jackson House."

The Museum Day ticket pass will apply ONLY for the self-guided tour.

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