Fuller House Is a Historic Bed and Breakfast in Old Town Winchester. Fabulous Location! Just 2 1/2 blocks from our Downtown Pedestrian Mall, are many privately owned restaurants, shopping, special events and more!
Our Carriage House is available for Corporate Short Term or Long Term stays.
Weddings and Honeymoons are our specialty at Fuller House!
Dr. William McPherson Fuller
Dr. Fuller was a prominent Winchester dentist and architect, who is credited with building Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters on Braddock Street.
Dr. Fuller's first home on Braddock St.:
"This Hudson River Gothic Revival style house, a Virginia and National Historic Landmark, was used as headquarters by General "Stonewall" Thomas Jackson during the winter of 1861-1862.
The house was built in 1854 by William McP. Fuller on land that was a part of a five-acre out-lot numbered 52 as defined in the John Baylis plot of Winchester in 1752. On April 1, 1856, Fuller sold his "cottage" to Lewis T. Moore, who was a Lt. Colonel in the Fourth Virginia Volunteers during the Civil War. Lt. Col. Lewis T. Moore invited Jackson to use his home as his headquarters. Mrs. Jackson quotes from a Stonewall Jackson’s letter "…The situation is beautiful. The building is of cottage style and contains six rooms. I have two rooms, one above the other. My lower room, or office, has matting on the floor, a large fine table, six chairs, and a piano. The walls are papered with elegant gilt paper. I don’t remember to have seen more beautiful papering…" A remnant of the wallpaper was found and today a reproduction is on the walls in Jackson's office for visitors to enjoy. The house contains the largest collection of Jackson memorabilia and also personal objects from members of his staff. The museum has on display Jackson's personal prayer table, initialed prayer book, and many other Jackson family artifacts. The museum honors the memory of General Jackson's military genius as Robert E. Lee's most valuable officer. His sincerity and valor moved men's spirits to follow him against any odds. General Jackson's office is essentially the same as when he used it, so it does preserve the essence of his surroundings at that time."
Dr, Fuller lost his wife and two small children during the Typhoid epidemic. He remarried in 1859 and purchased Fuller House for his new wife and family to come.
Winchester Frederick Co Historic Society
The property on which this Fuller House sits, was once part of the Ambler Hill Estate, the main house of which sits above and behind this house. In the 1700's the cornerstone of this building was laid. It was the foundation for what was then used as servants quarters. Two hundred plus years and several transformations later these quarters are the heart of the home- the Kitchen & Colonial Room Suite above.
Incorporating and remodeling the original quarters, Joseph S. Denny (who purchased the lot & servant's quarters in 1854), built the west portion of this building in it's current Greek Revival Style.
Dr. William McPherson Fuller, purchased the home from Denny in 1859.
Both the entrance stoop and the side porch have Doric columns. The Italianate-influenced wing and side porch, which Dr. Fuller added to the east side of the house, may have housed his dental office.
The house contains 10 fireplaces. The original cherry circular staircase spirals from the first to the third floor. At the turn of the century, to keep up with Colonial Revival Style that was a combination of early, mid, and late Georgian details, Fuller had the archway in the entrance hall and the wide, raised paneled opening between the living room and dining room installed. The ornate mantels date to this renovation.
Other than those changes, the original 1850's plan, details, and materials remain throughout the building.
Dr Fuller's beaver skin top hat & engraved gentleman's piston ca 1860, remains in residence at Fuller House (which no doubt, one of the many homes that served as a hospital during the Civil War).