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. See Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters and all Winchester has to offer by arranging your trip with our Winchester vacation maker.
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  • I found the experience to be very interesting and educational. I'm absolutely much more informed about a painful era of our Country's history that continues to resonate today. It's important to... 
    I found the experience to be very interesting and educational. I'm absolutely much more informed about a painful era of our Country's history that continues to resonate today. It's important to...  more »
  • Jim the tour guide was a wealth of information! Very interesting and well worth visiting when you're in Winchester. 
    Jim the tour guide was a wealth of information! Very interesting and well worth visiting when you're in Winchester.  more »
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  • Our high school group had an interesting and informative tour by Brian Daly, who was very knowledgeable and engaging. It was wonderful to see things used by Stonewall Jackson, and learn of so many personal details about this great general. It was one of my favorite places on our students' trip to Virginia! The gift shop was small, but had a very nice and reasonably priced selection of Civil War items. Highly recommended to all history buffs. The locals should take advantage of the opportunity to go there!
  • I was passing through the area and had a few minutes. I found the Stonewall Jackson headquarters. I knew who he was in relation to the civil war. My tour guide Jim was so well informed and how he presented everything that went into the tour I felt was way above what I was expecting. Another guide took us on a tour outside of the house and I was still astounded by what was being presented. I did have a question that he didn't know. With Email exchanged they did research to find the answer and was presented with a good response. I highly recommend that if you have an hour to spend check it out.

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