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Rockbridge County
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Lexington, Virginia

photo of Main Street around 1890 in Lexington, Virginia
photo: Main Street Lexington around 1890
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Historic Lexington, Virginia
  • George C. Marshall Museum.........................................(540) 463-7103
    Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 463-7103

    George C. Marshall graduated from VMI in 1901 and served his country as Army Chief of Staff during World War II, Ambassador to China, Secretary of State, President of the American Red Cross and Secretary of Defense. Exhibits in the museum trace the career of Marshall with particular emphasis on the eras of the two World Wars and the Marshall Plan. A 25-minute electric map presentation highlights the significant events of World War II. On display is the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to General Marshall in 1953. Visitors can also enjoy seeing the Academy Award Oscar presented to General Frank McCarthy (a VMI graduate and aide to Marshall) as producer of the movie "Patton."
  • Cyrus McCormick Farm............................................................(540) 377-2255
    McCormick‘s Farm Circle Steeles Tavern, VA 24476

    Twenty minutes north of downtown Lexington is the farm and workshop of Cyrus McCormick, where he invented the mechanized reaper that sparked the industrial revolution and changed the world forever. Visitors are welcome to tour the blacksmith shop, gristmill, museum and scenic site at the McCormick farm.
  • Hunter's Raid Civil War Trail
    The Hunter’s Raid Civil War Trail is a scenic driving tour of Union General David Hunter’s 1864 raid through the Shenandoah Valley. Detailed trail markers may be found along the way.
  • Military Memorabilia Museum 122-1/2 South Main Street Lexington, VA 24450 (540) 464-3041
    The Military Memorabilia Museum offers a unique & extensive personal collection of military uniforms and artifacts primarily from Europe. You will find uniforms from Great Britain, France, Germany, the United States Armed Forces and much more. Guided tours are offered.
  • Stonewall Jackson House & Museum............................(540) 463-2552
    8 East Washington Street Lexington, VA 24450

    The Stonewall Jackson House at 8 East Washington Street is the only home that Thomas Jackson ever owned. It is a modest brick town house, built in 1801, with a mid-century stone addition at the back. Jackson and his wife, Mary Anna Morrison, moved to the house early in 1859, and shared two years there before he rode off to war on April 21, 1861, never to return alive.

For more information:
Lexington and Rockbridge Area Visitor Center
106 East Washington St., Lexington, Virginia 24450
(540) 463-3777
Toll Free: (877) 453-9822
Fax: (540) 463-1105
Email: lexington@rockbridge.net

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