Lexington is home to the Virginia Military Institute, founded in 1839 as the first state-supported military college in the nation. We really enjoyed our tour, conducted by one of the cadets, and learned a lot about VMI's alumni and the opportunities that the college offers. For those of you who have watched the movie Gods and Generals, you may recognize this building from the Stonewall Jackson funeral scenes.
The Stonewall Jackson House in downtown Lexington is one of VMI's museums.
We also visited Lee Chapel on the grounds of Washington and Lee University. Robert E. Lee is buried beneath the chapel.
We are really enjoying our field trips to historic sites here in Virginia.