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General Withington was key to the Union’s success during the Civil War. He received the highest and most prestigious personal military decoration due to his bravery during the First Battle of Bull Run. His selfless actions during this war were not lost on the people of his hometown. To commemorate him, Jackson named Withington Park after the general.
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We have put together an itinerary of things for you to do while in Jackson, Michigan that we think your authoritative side will enjoy! Follow this itinerary to get a behind the scenes look at Jackson’s prison system, read the tales of war, see unique artifacts from nearly every war America has been involved in, discover tasty local foods, and find an inviting hotel.
- Tour what was once the largest walled prison in the world with The Original Jackson Historic Prison Tours. Your storytelling guides will take you on a historical journey of tales of crime punishment, corruption, colorful characters, bungled escapes, Prohibition, and humane reforms.
- If you are curious about the innerworkings of a massive, active prison, you must go to Cell Block 7! This museum is located on active prison grounds and gives you a glimpse into prison life and the roles of those who once ran the prison through its ever-changing exhibits.
- Michigan Military History Museum is the go-to place for a firsthand account of several wars. This unique museum houses several letters and artifacts from decorated military personnel.
- Think your shooting skills rival a sharp shooter? Put them to the test at Lead Bunker Inc. Shooting Range.
- Head on over to Michigan Whitetail Hall of Fame Museum to see live deer and more than 50 Boone and Crockett world record buck racks on display.
- Take some time to relax by fishing on more than 180 area lakes.