In the spring of 1997 a group of citizens in Mt. Jackson gathered together in an effort to preserve the former Burkett Store building on Main Street and other portion's of the community's history. On September 27th of that year they opened the Mt. Jackson Museum in that structure after leasing it from the Shentel Corporation.
Today the Mt. Jackson Museum remains dedicated to the historic preservation of Mount Jackson and surrounding areas. It maintains presence in the town visitor's center which is open year round and in the Burkett building which is open on special occasions.
The museum's collections include large holdings of documents, military items, books, furniture, photographs, and Civil War materials. They also retain Billy Landis artwork and Bird Haven items.
The museum is open Thursday and Friday 1-4PM and Saturdays 10-4PM. Contact them at (540)477-3951 for more information.