Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters, Winchester

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The Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters Museum is a historic house located at 415 North Braddock Street in the Historic District of Winchester, Virginia.
The Gothic Revival style house was built in 1854 by local dentist William McP. Fuller, who named it "Alta Vista" for its scenic view over open hillsides facing east across Winchester. Fuller sold it in 1856 to Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Tilghman Moore, commander of the 31st Virginia Militia. Later, while commanding the 4th Virginia Infantry in the Confederate States Army, Moore offered his home to serve as the headquarters for Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Jackson moved into the house in November 1861, shortly after taking command of the Valley District of the Department of Northern Virginia. Jackson was joined by his wife, Mary Anna, in December 1861. From this house, Jackson planned his Shenandoah Valley defenses and campaigns, starting with the Romney Expedition. The Jacksons lived in the house until March 1862, when the general left Winchester to begin his Valley Campaign.
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  • This is a beautiful spot full of Jackson’s personal belongings, along with many other great Civil War artifacts. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable & definitely passionate about history. The tour... 
    This is a beautiful spot full of Jackson’s personal belongings, along with many other great Civil War artifacts. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable & definitely passionate about history. The tour...  more »
  • We are a retired couple who had time for a tour of one local site before leaving Winchester. We chose to see Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters primarily because it boasted a docent-guided experience.....  more
    We are a retired couple who had time for a tour of one local site before leaving Winchester. We chose to see Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters primarily because it boasted a docent-guided experience.....  more »
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  • Tour is well worth the time and money. My party was with one other couple. Tour guide was accommodating to the needs of everyone. (e.g. time constraint, physical needs). Pictures are not allowed outside the gift shop because much of what you see is exactly the way it was in the 19th century.
  • Such a cool and fun little museum tour! Reba was a really great guide and put a lot of energy into the tour. As a gen-z kid who found history class boring, this was extremely enjoyable and interesting. Everything is very well kept and easy to see. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Winchester. Even if you're not interested in history like myself, this is still something to be checked out.

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