Welcome to your online travel guide dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich traditions, landmarks, and history of Lexington, Virginia
(ABOVE: 2011 LEE-JACKSON DAY FLAGS - MAIN STREET LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA)
This site is dedicated to helping you discover the vibrant history of Lexington, Virginia and the surrounding Rockbridge and Buena Vista areas. It is designed to support the tourist industry that supports the preservation and commemoration of our past and to give visitors a guide on what to see and what to avoid.
Lexington and the Rockbridge region are particularly rich in Civil War history and are connected to some of the most famous personalities of the era. Lexington is the final home and burial place of Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and many others. Lexington is the home of Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute both of which offered significant contributions to the war in terms of staff and alumni associated with the war effort and post-war efforts in rebuilding.
Choose the VISIT LEXINGTON tab and sub-menus on the top menu bar to learn about the area, what historic attractions to see, and where to stay and shop.
Choose the SAVE OUR FLAGS tab and sub-menus to learn about efforts by a handful of business owners and politicians who are unfriendly towards the town's history, how to help stop them, and what to avoid in town.
We hope that you will enjoy your visit to Historic Lexington, Virginia, affectionately known as the "Shrine of the South" and let your friends know about this site.