Though a small town, Lexington, Virginia boasts a wealth of historical sites related to the Civil War and U.S. military history, including museums, historical sites, monuments and more. Let Choice Hotels provide you with a place to call home while you visit these sites and popular local attractions, including:
While Lexington may be known for its role in the Civil War, it also is home to some of the oldest universities in the country. Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the U.S., and boasts a picturesque campus full of classical architecture and design.
While on campus, make sure you visit the Lee Chapel and Museum to see a sculpture of Robert E. Lee and learn more about his life and role in the Civil War.
Next, head over to Virginia Military Institute to see the oldest state military college in the country. Make sure you’re in town to see one of VMI’s cadet parades at the “West Point of the South”.
When you finish touring these campuses, head over to the Stonewall Jackson house and get a glimpse of what life was like during the Civil War.
The George C. Marshall Museum focuses on its namesake’s role in World War II and his creation of the “Marshall Plan” in the years that followed.
After you get your fill of history, take in the action at the Virginia Horse Center. This 600-acre complex is home to a number of horse shows and livestock events. The center also boasts a five-mile cross country course, 12 show rings, an indoor arena and a number of food options and amenities.
If you are interested in learning about U.S. history in a scenic location, then this is the perfect destination for your next trip. Check out our Lexington, VA hotels below and book today.
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