From this home Stonewall Jackson planned his campaigns and his Shenandoah Valley defenses. The home was named Alta Vista by William Fuller. While living here Jackson fell in love with the people and environment the city had. Jackson referred to it as their winter home but his wife knew that he wanted it to be their permanent home after the Civil War. In the 1960s Jackson home was bought and converted into a museum that includes many artifacts and personal items Jackson had left behind.
The museum has Jackson's personal prayer table on display and his initialed prayer book. Along with that, the house also includes his campaign desk and chest that are especially noteworthy pieces of the items. The wallpaper is an elegant gilt paper that Jackson had picked out, but has been updated recently. This museum honors Stonewall Jackson and all the hard work he did during his military career. Tours are given daily by helpful tour guides between April and October.