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Laurel Hill - General J.E.B. Stuart Birthplace
Reviewed 17 October 2014

I'm glad to see that historic places are being preserved. Virginia can be proud of her native sons, and J.E.B. Stuart is one of great ones! I can certainly see why he said he could spend all of his days walking the meadows of Laurel Hill, too bad he didn't get the opportunity.

Thank Chuck C
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Hard to get to, you'll need a GPS. Not much there except an open field and some historic markers which were interesting. There are trails in the woods but they were a little rugged.

Thank TonyTTA
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

Laurel Hill, the birthplace of the Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart, provides a glimpse into history of one of the critical characters of the US civil war. The site is located approximately seven miles from Mount Airy across the border in Virginia. There are no remaining structures left, as the main house burned down prior to the war and the kitchen is no longer present as well. Since there is no records of the Stuart home's architectural design, so it currently is not possible to replicate it.

There are a few areas where you can park. The best spot is by the pavilion. There are several interpretive signs under the pavilion about J.E.B Stuart. From the pavilion, you can walk up towards the flagpole and memorial garden. The garden is where the house used to stand. There is a sign that provides a history of the house and the Stuarts. Close by are the graves of some of the Stuart family and the site of the kitchen. Further down are signs for the Native Americans at Laurel Hill and the slave graveyard that remains on-site.

Once finished at the main site, you can take a walk through the woods. The woods are a nice area to walk through and get an idea what it must have been like for J.E.B. Stuart and the other kids running around and playing in the stream. Other than that, there is no real historical value.

I would definitely recommend visiting Laurel Hill when in the area. While it is not related to the civil war, it is a piece of history worth studying. Besides, it's a good excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the area.

Thank wbullseye
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

We have visited Laurel Hill several time when they have their annual civil war reenactment as well as their annual Scottish Highland Games. Each event is educational, entertaining, and just plain fun.

Thank Dan and Gitte S
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