Civil War History in Waynesboro, VA

Waynesboro was the site of a Civil War battle on March 2, 1865, appropriately named “The Battle of Waynesboro.”  This battle is now reenacted annually, hosted by the Plumb House Museum.  The Plumb House, built during Thomas Jefferson’s presidency sometime between 1802 and 1804, is the oldest frame dwelling in Waynesboro, and was caught in the middle of the Battle of Waynesboro. 


See collections of Civil War and Native American artifacts.  On the grounds, you’ll see numerous outbuildings, a historic garden, and a brick patio that was built by slaves.  While there, make sure you visit the old Presbyterian Cemetery, just one block away.  There you’ll find tombstones and burial sites for 25 Confederate Soldiers.


Just one more fun thing to do while staying at Cabin Creekwood, your Waynesboro cabin rentals.