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Laurel Hill, Birthplace Of J.E.B. Stuart

1091 Ararat Highway, Ararat, VA 24053, USA

Laurel Hill was the birthplace and boyhood home of Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, C.S.A. He was one of the most celebrated cavalrymen of the Confederacy. His units served as the eyes and ears of Rober E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.


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From Stuart, Virginia, take Route 8 (Salem Highway) south to 103 west (Dry Pond/Claudville Highway). Turn right and proceed to Highway 773 (Ararat Highway); turn right. Laurel Hill will be ten miles down the road on the right. From Mount Airy, North Carolina, take Riverside Drive (Highway 104) north out of town. After crossing the state line into Virginia, Highway 104 will change to Ararat Highway (Highway 773). Laurel Hill is about a mile ahead, on the left.

Visitor Services

The grounds are open for self-guided tours. Information and tour guides are at the information kiosk. There are also well marked hiking trails. Guided tours for larger groups can be made by appointment.

Regular Events

First weekend in October, annual Civil War encampment and reenactment; First Saturday in June is the Scottish Highland Games and festival.

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