This hotel is located in Staunton, Virginia. I didn’t stay there, I was just passing through on my way to North Carolina to sample some authentic pulled pork.
The hotel's web site has more elegant-looking photos. Apparently it's been renovated since I was there.
And yes, today is the 200th birthday celebration of both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. The photo hopefully captures some of that Civil War feeling, displaying as it does the crumbling and fading name of a Confederate general.
Photo: Hotel Stonewall Jackson—Virginia, 1999