In an effort to be more accessible, the Headquarters House Museum is open Free of charge on Saturdays for self-guided tours aided by touchscreen labels in the house and plant labels on the grounds. General Information Historic Headquarters House in Fayetteville serves as the home of the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS). The house, built by Judge Jonas Tebbetts in 1853, miraculously survived the Civil War. The Battle of Fayetteville was fought on its front lawn and a doorway bears the scar of a minieball. The beautifully restored home serves as a testament to the battle which our ancestors endured and which earned the intersection of College Avenue & Dickson Street the title of "Bloody Corner".