Lee-Jackson Memorial Park is not open to the public at this time as we develop the property. We will hold some limited programs for our members and donors as the project progresses. Eventually we will have opportunities for the general public to enjoy the facility. How long that may take, we cannot say right now, but we hope the wait will be worth it. If you are a potential benefactor to the park and would like to arrange a private tour of the property please contact us. We believe that our work here can be a powerful force for good, and we want to share that with as many people as possible.
Lee-Jackson Memorial Park will be developed in four (4) distinct phases under current plans. The property for Phase I has been acquired and development will be initiated in the spring of 2023.
The cornerstone of the park has been laid thanks to the generous donation of the purchase price for the initial phase of the park by Gerald Burnett, MD in honor of his Faith in Jesus Christ and in remembrance of his Confederate ancestor Private John James Hudson who served in the 4th Missouri Cavalry Company G, CSA. With those funds and other generous contributions towards the development of the park, we will install the rescued Col. William H. Harman monument this year along with a large garrison Battleflag to be contributed by the Virginia Flaggers. This is just the first step in our plan to expand the park well beyond two acres.
Looking above you will see land to be landscaped, monuments to be installed, flags to be installed, a memorial brick patio to be placed around the large pole, trees to be planted, and benches to be installed. All of these items are available for you to donate and in recognition for doing so we will place a remembrance for you and any other ancestor, loved one, or special cause or entity.
Phase II is under option to be acquired at this time. How soon we are able to finalize the purchase will depend on the generosity of our supporters in funding the project.
Future expansion into Phase III will require significant financial support and will be our focus once the on the ground work on Phase I has made significant progress. Phase IV will be developed initially by associated investors with an eye towards creating a complimentary and sustainable enterprise to one day be donated towards the Park for its perpetual maintenance and support.
Many great event sites such as the New Market Battlefield have been made off-limits for special events and reenactments because of institutions becoming a political football in the hands of politicians. These additional Phases will allow us to offer a venue for such events which will be free of such political constraints. With your help Lee-Jackson Memorial Park will become a prime venue to promote historical events and interpretation.
Lee-Jackson Memorial Park is located along I-81 at the Village of Fairfield just minutes north of Lexington, Virginia
Lee-Jackson Memorial Park offers the convenience of easy access along a major interstate corridor while surrounded by farmland and a rural community offering everything needed for a day at the park.