The Journey Through Hallowed Ground

Skip to Navigation

A.P. Hill Boyhood Home

Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865) lived in the original portion of this house, situated at the corner of Main and West Davis streets, from age seven until 1842, when he entered the U.S. Military Academy. He was recognized in battle by the scarlet shirt he wore beneath his coat. A.P. Hill was one of General Robert E. Lee's most valued lieutenants; he assisted Lee in nearly every major engagement of the Army of Northern Virginia until mortally wounded on April 2, 1865, just after the siege of Petersburg. Both Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee would later call for A.P. Hill to “come up” while they lay dying.

Open:

The A.P. Hill Boyhood Home is occupied by commercial businesses. It can be viewed externally on one of the Culpeper Historic District's walking tours.

Tour Information:
The A.P. Hill Boyhood Home is occupied by commercial businesses. It can be viewed externally on one of the Culpeper Historic District's walking tours.
Address:
102 N. Main St.
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
Phone:
(540) 825-8628
Website:
http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/journey/aph.htm
Directions to:
Here

More about the area:

  • Culpeper, VA

    Originally known as Fairfax, the Town of Culpeper was founded in 1759. Roughly bounded by Edmonson Street, Stevens Street, West Street and the railroad in Culpeper, most of the commercial buildings are...

    read more

Local Tourism Resources:

  • Culpeper Tourism & Visitors Center
    111 S. Commerce St
    Culpeper, VA 22701
    540-727-0611
    Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pmSaturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm http://www.visitculpeperva.com/
Back to top