Take a journey into Virginia's Civil War history! Follow in the footsteps of Union General David Hunter, who in June of 1864 marched his troops through Rockbridge County.
Day One-Tour downtown Lexington on foot or a horse-drawn carriage. See the Virginia Military Institute, which was burned by Hunter and his troops, and visit the VMI Museum. Enjoy a picnic at Jordan’s Point Park, where General Hunter crossed into Lexington after shelling it. Tour the Stonewall Jackson House, the only home ever owned by General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, and the Lee Chapel and Museum, the final resting place of General Robert E. Lee, members of his family, and his beloved horse, Traveller. In the evening, join Haunting Tales of Lexington for a candlelight tour of Lexington's haunted history!
Day Two-Experience the Natural Bridge of Virginia, one of the seven natural wonders of the world! Hunter and his troops marched through on their way to Lynchburg. In the evening, don't miss the Natural Bridge's "Drama of Creation" music and light show-a bridge tradition since 1927.
For more information, contact Lexington and the Rockbridge Area Tourism.
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